Need Your Help This Week re: Bill to Protect Exotic Cats
- Need Your Help This Week to Call and/or Fax Your 2 U.S. Senators and 1 U.S. Representative re: Bill to Protect Exotic Cats
Source: THE FUND FOR ANIMALS UPDATE dated July 31, 2003
BILL TO PROTECT EXOTIC CATS CLEARS HURDLE IN THE SENATE
On July 30, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed S. 269, legislation to ban interstate commerce in tiger, lions, and other big cats for the exotic "pet" trade. This action follows approval of the companion bill, H.R. 1006, by the House Resources Committee on July 15. The bills are now ready to be voted on by the full Senate and House. Credit for this week's good news in the push to stop the suffering of exotic pets goes primarily to Senators James Jeffords James Jeffords (I-VT) and John Ensign John Ensign (R-NV), who
introduced the legislation, and to Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK), who moved the legislation through his committee.
Please contact your one U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators and ask them "to support S. 269 in the Senate and H.R. 1006 in the House ban interstate commerce in tiger, lions, and other big cats for the exotic "pet" trade." (That's all you need to say or write unless you would like to provide more details.) Please do this today and forward this alert widely! We can make a difference for the animals!
You can locate your officials at: www.congress.org and also take cyberaction at: http://action.fund.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=1310
(ain't technology great!)