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      >From: "In Defense of Animals" <alerts@...>
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      > In Defense of Animals
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      >Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Two Important Bills Into Law!
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      >Thanks to the help of the many of you who called, e-mailed and faxed,
      >Governor Schwarzenegger signed State Bill 1520 into law. This bill will
      >ban the cruel force-feeding of ducks and geese to produce foie gras (fatty
      >liver) as well as the sale of this so-called delicacy in the state of
      >California. This is truly historic legislation for animal protection, as
      >it is one of a few times that a state has entirely banned a cruel factory
      >farming practice. Some 20,000 ducks are force-fed and slaughtered every
      >year by Sonoma Foie Gras, the sole California producer of foie gras.
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      >IDA and Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) are targeting
      >restaurants nationwide to urge them to remove cruelly derived foie gras
      >from their menus. Please contact us at
      ><mailto:banfoiegras@...>banfoiegras@... if you are
      >interested in becoming involved or if you know of a restaurant that serves
      >foie gras that we should contact.
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      >Governor Schwarzenegger also signed into law Assembly Bill 1857, which
      >prohibits the declawing of native, wild and exotic cats! The law will go
      >into effect on January 1, 2005.
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      >1. Please also contact Governor Schwarzenegger one last time to thank him
      >for his compassionate decisions on SB1520 and AB 1857.
      >
      >The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
      >Governor of California
      >State Capitol
      >Sacramento, CA 95814
      >Tel.: 916-445-2841
      >Fax: 916-445-4633 (fax)
      >E-mail: <mailto:governor@...>governor@...
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      >2. Contact the Legislators who courageously sponsored these bills
      >
      >Senator John Burton (SB 1520 to ban foie gras)
      >State Capitol Room 205
      >Sacramento, CA 95814
      >Tel.: (916) 445-1412
      >E-mail via online form:
      ><http://democrats.sen.ca.gov/senator/burton/>http://democrats.sen.ca.gov/sena
      tor/burton/
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      >Assemblyman Paul Koretz (AB 1857 to ban declawing of exotic cats)
      >Tel.: (916) 319-2042
      >Fax: (916) 319-2142
      >E-mail via online form:
      ><http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a42/Contact.htm>http://democrats.as
      sembly.ca.gov/members/a42/Contact.htm
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      >3. If your local newspaper reports on the passage of either bill, send a
      >letter to the editor to make your support known. Click here to read the
      >article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
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      >Send letters to the Chronicle at
      ><mailto:letters@...>letters@....
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