I am pleased to inform you that Marla Chapotel, who recently was named as our Volunteer of the Year, received a symbolic bouquet of flowers in this week's Gambit publication, for her contributions to our organization and for helping animals in our community. A link to the article is provided:
On November 4th, we hope that you will vote for candidates who have strong pro-animal voting records or are supportive of animal protection initiatives. We will provide you with information on some of the candidates we would like to see hold public office.
Current U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has been endorsed by the legislative branch of the Humane Society of the United States (which is not affiliated with our statewide organization) and has a strong pro-animal voting records.
Louisiana Public Service Commission (District 1)
The PSC is a utility-regulation agency that oversees the electric utilities and the riverboat pilots association. We strongly recommend voting for former commissioner John Schwegmann, whose family has a long history of helping humane societies. His opponent, Mr. Eric Skrmetta, on the other hand, is a trophy hunter who displays heads of stuffed animals in his office, including that of a giraffe.
New Orleans District Attorney
As a criminal court judge, Leon Cannizzaro, has handed down severe penalties against individuals found guilty of dog fighting. His opponent for New Orleans District Attorney, Ralph Capitelli, has defended dog fighters as a criminal defense attorney!
Also, if you would like to help animals in our community, please attend our upcoming get-together at Tomatillo's, located at 437 Esplanade Ave, Thursday, November 6th, from 7-9:30 pm. The restaurant offers a wide selection of great vegetarian dishes and will deduct 10% off each meal ticket and donate another 10% to the Humane Society of Louisiana, the sponsor of the New Orleans Vegetarian Group. Please come out for a great cause!!!