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  • politicalanimal13
    USDA IGNORES WASH. STATE BAN ON TRAPS AND POISONS: Voters in Wash. state banned steel-jawed leghold traps and sodium cyanide last November with the passage
    Message 1 of 2844 , Sep 7, 2001
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      USDA IGNORES WASH. STATE BAN ON TRAPS AND
      POISONS: <br>Voters in Wash. state banned steel-jawed
      leghold traps and sodium cyanide last November with the
      passage of Initiative 713. Yet the U.S. Department of
      Agriculture (USDA) and its Wildlife Services program continue
      to use these inhumane, indiscriminate forms of
      predator control to kill wildlife, in complete defiance of
      state law and the will of the voters. <br><br>�It is
      outrageous for the Bush Administration to talk of protecting
      states� rights and then to override the decision of the
      state�s voters by continuing to use cruel and
      indiscriminate poisons and traps to kill wildlife,� declares The
      HSUS�s Wayne Pacelle. �What�s even more galling is that
      the use of prohibited traps and poisons is not being
      conducted to achieve some overriding federal wildlife
      management mandate - such as protecting endangered species -
      but for the benefit of private livestock ranchers
      with the use of public tax dollars.� <br><br>Wildlife
      Services spends $10 million of taxpayer�s dollars on
      lethal predator control annually, primarily for
      livestock protection.<br><br>WHAT YOU CAN DO: <br>Contact
      USDA Secretary Ann Veneman and tell her to cease her
      department�s poisoning and trapping practices in Washington
      state that are in conflict with I-713. Call her at
      202-720-3631. To see The HSUS�s letter on the subject, go to
      <br><a href=http://www.hsus.org/programs/government/wa_initiative_veneman_letter.html target=new>http://www.hsus.org/programs/government/wa_initiative_veneman_letter.html</a><br><br>-
    • veganelfgirl
      Join with concerned citizens, celebrities, political and noted animal rights leaders to help stop cruel factory farming practices in New Jersey and across the
      Message 2844 of 2844 , Feb 7, 2002
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