Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Protect cats from being sold into labs

Pets Need Your Help! Call Your U.S. Senators Today!

 

We've reached a critical juncture! The U.S. House of Representatives has included language in its Farm Bill that would prohibit the use in research of dogs and cats obtained from "random source" Class B dealers, who may steal pets or fraudulently obtain them through "free to good home" ads. Now, we need the Senate to act. Please help protect pets by taking action today!

 

The Senate is expected to vote on its version of the Farm Bill any day now. It is crucial that we ensure that this vital protection is included in the Senate's Farm Bill as well.

 

TAKE ACTION

 

Find your lawmaker here:  http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/dbq/officials/

 

Please make brief, polite phone calls right away to your two U.S. Senators and urge them to support Sen. Akaka's amendment to the Farm Bill to protect pets.

 

Making a call is easy. A staff member will take your message and pass it to your legislator. You can say:

 

"Hello, this is [your name]. I am a constituent from [your town, your state]. I'm calling to urge Senator [last name] to support the Akaka amendment to the Farm Bill that would protect pets from being stolen and ending up in research. This issue is important to me. Thank you for your consideration."

 

 

Then, send a follow-up email to reiterate your support for the inclusion of this important safeguard for dogs and cats in the Senate Farm bill.

 

Finally, please be sure to tell your friends and family about this amendment and how they can help, too.

 

Right now is the time to act to prevent dogs and cats from suffering this horrible fate, so please don't delay. Take action immediately.

 

Thank you for all you do for animals!  

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Markarian

President

Humane Society Legislative Fund

 

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