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Florida Voices for Animals (FVA), sponsors of the Annual Tampa Bay VegFest, is a nonprofit organization. Our members work for the compassionate treatment of animals. Issues we're involved in: exploitation of animals in entertainment, on factory farms, and by breeders; protection of endangered wildlife; spay and neuter programs; reduction of domestic abuse and neglect of companion animals; promotion of plant-based diets; support of animal sanctuaries; and protection of the environment for all animals, human and nonhuman. Join us today to help create a gentler, more compassionate world! We hold lots of events in the Tampa Bay Area. Come to one of our pot lucks or dinners and meet renowned advocates for animals. Help us with leafleting or education of schoolchildren on animal rights and plant-based diets. Pitch in to help at one of our vegan bake sales or other advocacy events. Come to our celebrated ThanksVegan dinner. Join us to get involved, and meet lots of other caring, compassionate people like you!
Visit us at www.floridavoicesforanimals.org for more information about us and be sure to read our FVA Volunteer Manual on how to help us educate the public at our events, demonstrations and protests.

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Attend Hills Cty VERY TIMELY Mtg to ask them to Ban the Retail Sale of Rabbits

Hillsborough County Commission

Attend or Zoom:
Hillsborough Commissioners to Discuss Rabbit Ban on December 7th

On December 7th, Hillsborough County staff will brief Commissioners on rabbit ban language from other municipalities. Our hope is that the Commissioners will agree to move forward with a retail rabbit ban of their own.

On Saturday close to midnight, employees witnessed a man dumping NINE rabbits at the Tampa Humane Society. A momma rabbit with four babies--- and four other rabbits in a Rubbermaid container. Thank goodness the employees saw and brought the rabbits indoors and into a safer enclosure. The Humane Society is already full with rabbits but had to squeeze in these nine. They have taken in over 200 rabbits so far this year. Last year they spent $40k (not a typo) just to spay and neuter 260 unwanted pet rabbits. Hillsborough Commissioners reimbursed the Humane Society $20k---a nice gesture, but that means tax payers are paying.

Get to the meeting and speak up! Ask the Commissioners why the non-profits, rescues, and tax payers are footing a bill that greedy retail stores are ultimately responsible for! The pet stores owners and employees are well aware that rabbits end up either dumped at rescues or dumped outside.

Attend or ZOOM Hillsborough County Commissioner Meeting
Wednesday, December 7th at 9am
County Center--Second Floor Boardroom
601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa 33602

Follow the instructions here if you want to speak at the meeting or zoom. You can also sign up to speak in person in the lobby the morning of the meeting
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/government/meeting-information/speak-at-a-virtual-meeting/speak-at-a-virtual-bocc-regular-meeting

In addition, Please E-mail the Commissioners:

Subject: Please Ban the Retail Sale of Rabbits

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Please Sign and Share Rabbit Petition

Let's dust off this rabbit petition and get it rolling again. Pinellas County is supposed to discuss rabbits after the first of the year.

https://www.change.org/p/ban-pet-rabbit-sales-in-the-greater-tampa-bay-area?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=51a83610-23f9-11ec-99b2-5925d68e4860

We can make Florida a better place for animals if we all do our part!
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Renee Rivard

FVA Park Clean-up at Al Lopez Park

Al Lopez Park

Please join us at our park cleanup at Al Lopez Park in Tampa on December 17th. We will start at 10:00 am and end around 11:00 am.
Just a reminder of why we have a clean-up at Al Lopez Park.
"Florida Voices for Animals has adopted beautiful Al Lopez Park through the Tampa Bay Beautification's Adopt-A-Park Program. In exchange for FVA cleaning up litter and debris, removing invasive plants and performing other tasks at the park 4 times a year, the city posted a sign at the park to let others know that FVA has adopted this park. This is a great way to beautify our community while at the same time letting others know about FVA."
We will meet in front of the small green building (public restrooms) to your immediate left as you enter the park. We will provide gloves and bags. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring water. We try to start as close to 10:00 am as possible, if you are going to be late please let us know.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all.

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