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San Francisco Vegan Events Message Board › Our city is named for St.

Our city is named for St. Francis of Assisi - let's stop torture and juicing of dogs and cats - stop the Korea Free Trade Agreement and do just that!

Patricia K.
PatriciaKnudsen
Keyport, NJ
Post #: 2
Dear Fellow Animal Lovers,
I believe many of you are vegan for the animals. I am vegan to
end animal torture. The wonderful health benefits were an added
bonus! You are living in a very powerful district! San Francisco!!
I am part of a group effort to stop the torture of dogs and
cats in Korea by blocking the Korea Free Trade Agreement. We have a
great chance of succeeding. Below is an excerpt from a letter sent to
all Congresspersons who belong to the Ways and Means Committee, a very
powerful committee which determines which bills get passed and which
do not. The agreement is with this committee now. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House, heads this committee and every other committee
in Congress. She has the power to stop this agreement,
singlehandedly. Her district is San Francisco. Please contact
these Congresspeople below, NOW. The idea is to have voters in each
Congressperson's district contact them. Our political system is
damaged, but it still works. Please contact me for petitions, sample letters,
suggestions. All comments are welcome. Email me anytime: patricia.e.knudsen@gmail.com
Love God ... Love Your Neighbor As Yourself .. simple ..

Excerpt:
January 18, 2010

Dear Member of the United States Congress:
We are writing on behalf of a coalition of animal welfare
organizations to ask the US Congress to halt consideration of passage
of the US Trade Agreement between South Korea and the United States
for the below reasons.

...With heightened worldwide awareness and condemnation of torture, .. growing
concern for the welfare of companion animals, we believe that South Korea’s continuation of an
industry based upon the torture of cats and dogs is unacceptable and inappropriate.

Whereas dog and cat eating is tolerated by a handful of other Asian
nations the South Korean “dog meat markets” are especially egregious
because:

Unlike other countries where dog and cat eating is practiced, in South
Korea the intentional torture of live dogs prior to slaughter is
permitted. Breaking the bones of dogs with hammers or very slow
hanging over many hours or blood-letting are acceptable manners of
slaughter that are used. Dogs and cats are crammed into cages like
factory chickens, unable to stand, sit, or turn. ...These horrific
tortures are committed intentionally, due to the myth fabricated by
dog meat dealers that the meat tastes better due to the secretion of
adrenaline during duress and the belief that it has medicinal
properties, particularly as relates to virility.

South Korea is, moreover, the only nation which has also permitted the
practice of the “juicing” of cats, which entails throwing live cats
into gigantic blenders, chopping them up alive into juice, under the
guise of a remedy for osteoporosis.

... the letter continues

PLEASE CALL AND EMAIL .. DOGS AND CATS CANNOT:
Nancy Pelosi contact information: District office direct, 415.556.4862.
If you are not a constituent of the 8th district of California, and
would like to e-mail Congresswoman Pelosi in her role as Speaker of
the House, please email her at AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov

House Ways and Means Committee Membership:
Majority Members (Democrats)
Name of Member WDC Phone WDC FAX Email Address
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) [Chairman] 202-225-4365 202-225-0816
https://forms.house.g...­
Pete Stark (D-CA) 202-225-5065 202-226-3805
https://forms.house.g...­
Sandy Levin (D-MI) 202-225-4961 202-226-1033
http://www.house.gov/...­
Jim McDermott (D-WA) 202-225-3106 202-225-6197
http://www.house.gov/...­
John Lewis (D-GA) 202-225-3801 202-225-0351
http://www.house.gov/...­
Richard E. Neal (D-MA) 202-225-5601 202-225-8112
https://writerep.hous...­
John Tanner (D-TN) 202-225-4714 202-225-1765
https://writerep.hous...­
Xavier Becerra (D-CA) 202-225-6235 202-225-2202
http://becerra.house....­
Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) 202-225-4865 202-225-3073
http://forms.house.go...­
Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) 202-225-2611 202-226-0893
http://www.house.gov/...­
Mike Thompson (D-CA) 202-225-3311 202-225-4335
http://mikethompson.h...­
John Larson (D-CT) 202-225-2265 202-225-1031
http://forms.house.go...­
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) 202-225-4811 202-225-8941
http://blumenauer.hou...­
Ron Kind (D-WI) 202-225-5506 202-225-5739
http://www.kind.house...­
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) 202-225-5751 202-225-5782
http://pascrell.house...­
Shelley Berkley (D-NV) 202-225-5965 202-225-3119
http://berkley.house....­
Joseph Crowley (D-NY) 202-225-3965 202-225-1909
https://forms.house.g...­
Chris Van Hollen, Jr. (D-MD) 202-225-5341 202-225-0375
http://vanhollen.hous...­
Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) 202-225-4506 202-226-0777
http://kendrickmeek.h...­
Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA) 202-225-6111 202-226-0611
http://schwartz.house...­
Artur Davis (D-AL) 202-225-2665 202-226-9567
http://arturdavis.hou...­
Danny Davis (D-IL) 202-225-5006 202-225-5641
https://forms.house.g...­
Bob Etheridge (D-NC) 202-225-4531 202-225-5662
http://etheridge.hous...­
Linda Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676 202-226-1012
http://www.lindasanch...­
Brian Higgins (D-NY) 202-225-3306 202-226-0347
http://higgins.house....­
John Yarmuth (D-KY) 202-225-5401 202-225-5776
http://yarmuth.house....­

Minority Members (Republicans)
Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Email
Dave Camp (R-MI) [Ranking Member] 202-225-3561 202-225-9679
http://camp.house.gov...­
Wally Herger (R-CA) 202-225-3076 202-226-0852
https://forms.house.g...­
Sam Johnson (R-TX) 202-225-4201 202-225-1485
http://www.house.gov/...­
Kevin Brady (R-TX) 202-225-4901 202-225-5524
http://www.house.gov/...­
Paul Ryan (R-WI) 202-225-3031 202-225-3393 http://www.house.gov/...­
Eric Cantor (R-VA) 202-225-2815 202-225-0011
https://writerep.hous...­
John Linder (R-GA) 202-225-4272 202-225-4696
http://linder.house.g...­
Devin Nunes (R-CA) 202-225-2523 202-225-3404
http://www.nunes.hous...­
Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH) 202-225-5355 202-226-4523
https://writerep.hous...­
Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) 202-225-1002 202-226-6559
https://brown-waite.h...­
Geoff Davis (R-KY) 202-225-3465 202-225-0003
http://geoffdavis.hou...­
Dave Reichert (R-WA) 202-225-7761 202-225-4282
http://reichert.house...­
Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA) 202-225-2031 202-225-5724
http://boustany.house...­
Dean Heller (R-NV) 202-225-6155 202-225-5679 https://heller.house....­
Peter Roskam (R-IL) 202-225-4561 202-225-1166
http://www.house.gov/...­
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