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Corrected Link in Take Action for the Animals - Legislative Information Email

From: Anna
Sent on: Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:13 PM
There was a link that was incorrect in the earlier email. That error has been corrected below. Please accept my apologies for the second email on this matter.

Dear MVFA Meetup Member,

What is the solution to animal cruelty in Maryland? You. Yes, you. You and two minutes of your time....

The 2010 session of the Maryland General Assembly began last Wednesday and two animal protection bills have been introduced, with more in the works. These bills--if passed--could improve the lives of countless animals in Maryland. Plus you can start a trend toward compassion for animals in Maryland by politely letting your legislator know that animals matter to you and you want them protected with legislation.

Here's is a list of what is happening and what you can do to help:

Spay/Neuter of Dangerous Dogs (H.B. 15): A surprise bill by Del. Jeannie Haddaway! It would require all dogs that have been deemed dangerous to be spayed or neutered. It has a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee THIS THURSDAY! If one of your delegates is on the committee, please call and ask for their support. Here are the committee members. If you don't have a delegate on the committee then please call the committee chair, Joseph Vallario, at[masked] or email him at [address removed]. Just politely give your name to whoever answers the phone and say that you'd like to get a message to Delegate Vallario: Please ask him to support H.B. 15, Spay/Neuter of Dangerous Dogs.

Animal Cruelty (S.B. 21): Sen. James Robey and Sen. Jamie Raskin have introduced a bill to increase the fines and jail time for misdemeanor animal cruelty, and to allow courts to prohibit people convicted of animal cruelty from owning an animal in the future. This bill has been assigned to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, but has not been scheduled for a hearing yet. If your senator is on this committee, please call and ask for their support. Here are the committee members. A similar bill will be introduced in the House by Del. Jeff Waldstreicher.

Puppies at Pet Stores: Sen. Lisa Gladden will be introducing legislation to prohibit the sale of puppies at pet stores?as a way to address the issue of puppy mills (which supply pet stores with puppies). We?ll be working on getting cosponsors for this bill, so please call your senator and ask them to cosponsor this legislation.You can find out who represents you here.

If one of your legislators is a sponsor of one of these bills, call them to say thanks! It?s so important for legislators to receive positive feedback when they do something good for the animals.

That?s all for now! Please make three quick phone calls (or send three short emails) asking your legislators for their support of these bills----before you close this email. Then feel good that you've done your part to help animals in Maryland. Thanks! WHY WAIT?


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