Strategic Alliances

Hubbell CommunicationsThe Animal Policy Group teams up with Hubbell Communications for social media, grassroots and public affairs/messaging support when our clients’ needs require more than advocacy or strategic counsel. Hubbell Communications developed an extremely effective and rapid response for a recent state legislative matter, identified as SPOT (Save our Pets from Onerous Taxation), which is available for viewing on their web site. This social media initiative combined with Tonkon Torp’s state government lobbying to produce a successful result. Hubbell is Oregon’s premier public affairs firm, specializing in strategic communications, creating and mobilizing coalitions and grassroots efforts for the purpose of advancing public policy and business agendas.  For more information, visit



Tonkon Torp LLP
Tonkon Torp LLP formed the Animal Policy Group under the leadership of its partner, Mark L. Cushing. Tonkon Torp’s lobbying group supports the Animal Policy Group in federal and northwest state/local government matters. Tonkon is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout the Northwest. For over 35 years, Tonkon Torp has thrived by combining a strong entrepreneurial spirit with in-depth legal expertise. For more information, visit

Capitol Hill Consulting Group
The Animal Policy Group teams up with Capitol Hill Consulting Group on federal legislative, executive and agency matters, including FDA and the USDA. Capitol Hill Consulting Group is a mid-sized, Washington, DC-based, government relations firm dedicated to providing comprehensive and individually tailored strategies to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Capitol Hill offers bi-partisan lobbying services in health care, tax, trade, financial services, appropriations, environment, energy, aerospace and other sectors. For more information, visit