Pro-Animal Bills to be Heard at Louisiana State Capitol

From: Jeff
Sent on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:32 AM

URGENT!? Very important animal protection bills?
will be heard in committee in Baton Rouge?
THIS Thursday, April 29th.?

HB 219, HB 829 and HB 201
to be heard!? Please contact members of the House?
Criminal Justice Committee NOW and ask that they?
vote in favor of these bills. Get their?contact?details?
and learn more on our?web site.

Many wonderful pro-animal bills have been introduced to help animals this legislative session.? You can help by contacting your legislators and asking them to support these important measures.? Special thanks to our longtime friend and supporter, Representative Tony Ligi, who has introduced a measure to increase the penalties for the crime of animal poisoning this session.? The bills we are supporting would:?

  • SB 73.? (Senator Heitmeier, (D) - Algiers)
    OUTLAW THE GAS CHAMBER AT ANIMAL SHELTERS?-?would require that only lethal injection be used to euthanize shelter animals. This would end one of the terrible practices at rural shelters, which we have documented ?for years.??(PASSED SENATE COMMITTEE!? Contact ?your Senator to support.)
  • HB 313. (Rep Gary L. Smith, (D) Norco
    MANDATE BREEDER FEES TO SUPPORT SHELTERS?-?would require all breeders to pay kennel fees set by parishes or municipalities; proceeds would be directed to shelters.?
    (PASSED HOUSE COMMITTEE!? Contact ?your Representative to support.)

Track animal protection bills this Legislative Session on the?NEWS?section of our web site. ?Get up to date information on what you can do to help, with Senators and Representatives to contact and more!?

You can make a real difference in helping to get this legislation passed by faxing, calling and emailing your representatives about these bills.? Read the bills and track their progress?online? just by putting in the number of the bill or the author's name.? You can also contact your state senators and representatives on the site, and if you don't know who your representatives are, find out his or her contact details from your zip code.

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