|Sent on:||Thursday, June 14, 2012 9:09 AM|
PMA was in the house! The House of Representatives
chamber that is! 17 members joined local Lansing shelters,
rescue groups, a wild life group (who happened to be
lobbying to save mute swans), the ASPCA and the HSUS
at the state capitol yesterday!
We filled the 3rd floor balcony with over 40 dog advocates,
including three dog suits!
I am sure the representatives could see our enthusiasm.
A group of us joined Leann and Kristin for meetings at their
representatives and sentors offices. We certainly made the
most of our trip to Lansing and everyone is learning how to
effectively lobby. We are hoping the Puppy Protection Act
will receive a hearing this fall.
Also, Channel 10 stopped by and the reps staffers said they
saw us waving on the House TV.
Our pictures turned out great. Check them out.
Notice our t-shirts arrived just in time!
Representative Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) gave us an
awesome introduction! Thanks Eileen.
“Mr./Mrs. Chairman, I would like to introduce an organization
based in my district that is working tirelessly on behalf of dogs
throughout Michigan. Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast
Michigan is a grassroots group that promotes responsible pet
adoption and is fighting here in Lansing and across our state
to protect dogs and puppies who are kept in horrifically cruel
conditions, just so they can be sold to make a quick buck by
irresponsible breeders. They are joined today by local area
shelters and animal welfare groups, including Ingham County
Animal Control and Shelter, the Capital Area Humane Society,
the Animal Placement Bureau, Annabelle’s Pet Station, H.E.A.R.T.
and Voiceless Michigan. I would ask my colleagues to please join
me in welcoming them to the Michigan House of Representatives.”