Pets Need Your Help- Call Your U.S. Senators Today
- A message from The HSUS:
Pets Need Your Help! Call Your U.S. Senators Today!
We've reached a critical juncture! The U.S. House of Representatives
has included language in its Farm Bill that would prohibit the use in
research of dogs and cats obtained from "random source" Class B
dealers, who may steal pets or fraudulently obtain them through "free
to good home" ads. Now, we need the Senate to act. Please help protect
pets by taking action today!
The Senate is expected to vote on its version of the Farm Bill any day
now. It is crucial that we ensure that this vital protection is
included in the Senate's Farm Bill as well.
Please make brief, polite phone calls right away to your two U.S.
Senators -- Jon Kyl at (202) 224-4521 and John McCain at (202)
224-2235 -- and urge them to support Sen. Akaka's amendment to the
Farm Bill to protect pets.
Making a call is easy. A staff member will take your message and pass
it to your legislator. You can say:
"Hello, this is [your name]. I am a constituent from [your town, your
state]. I'm calling to urge Senator [last name] to support the Akaka
amendment to the Farm Bill that would protect pets from being stolen
and ending up in research. This issue is important to me. Thank you
for your consideration."
Then, send a follow-up email to reiterate your support for the
inclusion of this important safeguard for dogs and cats in the Senate
Finally, please be sure to tell your friends and family about this
amendment and how they can help, too.
Right now is the time to act to prevent dogs and cats from suffering
this horrible fate, so please don't delay. Take action immediately.
Thank you for all you do for animals!