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@...
> 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.
> M. Maggie Crotty
> James A. DeLeo
> Terry Link
> Edward D. Maloney
> Minority Spokesperson:
> Wendell E. Jones
> Pamela J. Althoff
> Dale E. Risinger
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