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Nashville Animal Advocacy Message Board › HUMANE TN PAC CALL TO ACTION!!!


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Franklin, TN
Post #: 28
From Humane Tennessee PAC....PLEASE READ!

SB285, aka the Animal Fighting Enforcement Act, was put forth on the Senate floor this morning for a vote (where it was rolled until next week), and some unbelievable comments from one of the bill's opponents, Sen. Frank Niceley, were made: "I'm gonna vote against this bill, and I'm gonna tell you's out of respect for Abraham Lincoln, the founder of the Republican party who was fighting cocks on the White House lawn when he was accosted by an irate woman. He said, 'Ma'am, as long as the good lord allows civilized men created in his own image to fight wars and kill each other while the civilized world stands by and watches, it's not my place to deny the lowly chicken the same opportunity.' " (The bill was rolled until next week.)

Please note that this is NOT a call to action to bombard Sen. Niceley's office with emails and phone calls; it would not do any good. If you recall, Niceley is also the senator who has said he knows people who attend cockfights and who fight their roosters, but "They pay their taxes. They're not bothering anybody...It's been going on for centuries; I don't know what the big deal is." He also said that people coming from other states for the fights are a form of tourism in Tennessee. "They buy food, they stay in hotels, they buy gas." To read the full article from 2011, click here.

We're pointing out these ludicrous statements because we want people to know how serious the situation is here in Tennessee regarding animals and why it's important to develop good relationships with your lawmakers and to get involved in political activities. Unfortunately, we are spending a great deal of effort fighting bad bills when what we'd really like to do is help get good bills passed. The ag gag bill is a prime example of that.

The current political climate in Tennessee is having a detrimental effect on animals, and your help is needed in this fight. Please let us know at if you would like to get more involved in our political action committee where our mission is to endorse and raise funds for humane-minded candidates and get them elected into office.

We are not affiliated with any other organization, so we depend on YOU to volunteer or donate to the cause. Thank you!
A former member
Post #: 3
Omg unbelievable!
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