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  • Cynthia Hendrick
    ... To: Voices Subject: [voicesforRahkim] Fwd: Illinois: URGENT-Exterminating Dogs and Cats as Pests Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005
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      To: Voices <voicesforRahkim@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [voicesforRahkim] Fwd: Illinois: URGENT-Exterminating Dogs and
      Cats as "Pests"
      Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:18:26 -0800 (PST)

      ASPCA Advocacy Brigade <legislativeservices@...> wrote:

      > Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 07:03:14 -0600
      > From: ASPCA Advocacy Brigade
      > To: bober96@...
      > Subject: Illinois: URGENT-Exterminating Dogs and Cats as "Pests"

      > SB 169 would amend the extermination and lien section of the Municipal
      > Code.  The current municipal code only deals with a municipality's
      > ability to exterminate rats and to charge for the expenses of
      > prevention of infestation and extermination of rats.  SB 169 would
      > expand the "pest" definition in that section to include any undesirable
      > arthropods, wood-infesting organisms, rats, mice, birds and any other
      > obnoxious or undesirable animals.

      > The bill's definition of "pest" is simply too broad.  Dogs and cats
      > could be considered pests under this bill.  Feral cat caretakers
      > practicing trap-neuter-return programs could be at risk of having their
      > managed colonies trapped and liens placed on their homes.  Even
      > livestock or poultry could also be considered obnoxious or undesirable
      > animals in this expansive legislation.

      > A hearing is scheduled on this bill February 15, at 1 p.m. in A-1
      > Stratton Building, in Springfield.  Please try to attend and oppose
      > this legislation.  If you can attend, please do so. Most importantly,
      > please click here
      > [http://www.aspca.org/site/R?i=P6ApJlS-p90XSXLRAGHJvQ..] to e-mail a
      > letter to your state senator and the Local Government Committee
      > opposing the legislation.  And please be sure to add your own comments
      > to the letter. 

      > If your senator is on the Local Government Committee, call today and
      > ask him/her to vote "No" on SB 169.

      > Chair

      > M. Maggie Crotty

      > D

      > Vice-Chairperson: 

      > James A. DeLeo

      > D

      > Member: 

      > Terry Link

      > D

      > Member: 

      > Edward D. Maloney

      > D

      > Minority Spokesperson:

      > Wendell E. Jones

      > R

      > Member: 

      > Pamela J. Althoff

      > R

      > Member: 

      > Dale E. Risinger

      > R

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