Re: [valleyveg] Kangaroo Bill to be Voted on Monday
- shat sidebar???? I need to know who my assemblyperson is without going
through a lot of hassle. I'm in Sacramento, Arden/Watt area. Does this
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Norris" <jacknorris@...>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:32 PM
Subject: [valleyveg] Kangaroo Bill to be Voted on Monday
> If you live in California, please call your Assemblymember and ask him
> her to vote No on AB734 to make it legal to import Kangaroo products
> the state.
> It is due for a vote on Monday, May 2. It just passed out of committe
> past Tuesday and is already going to be voted on, which means they are
> trying to push it through before any opposition can be mounted.
> You can look up your Assemblymembers by putting in your zip code on this
> page (in the sidebar):
> They are at it again! Help DEFEAT AB734
> It seems that Assembly woman Nicole Parra (Representing Fresno, Kern,
> and Tulare Counties) has taken on the charge to help Adidas continue
> kangaroos so they can use their skins for soccer cleats!
> Over the past 2 years 3-4 bills have been introduced to remove this
> protection for these unique creatures. Adidas was at the hearing last
> session, working hard to get support for these bills so that they could
> continue funding the killing.
> The bill removes the current ban on the importation and sale of any part
> product of all species of kangaroos except those listed as endangered.
> The bill has been assigned to the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee
> set to be heard on Tuesday, April 26.
> Points to consider:
> a.. Laws already exist to protect endangered species. This wasteful
> tax payer money is being introduced to help a foreign corporate
> not the kangaroos.
> b.. As the bill states, there are indeed some kangaroos who are
> c.. Kangaroos are wild and are shot at night by hunters. They are not
> always able to distinguish between those who are 'approved' to be killed
> others who are endangered.
> d.. In Queensland, Australia, the Western Grey Kangaroo is not allowed
> be killed, but it can be mistaken for the Eastern Grey who is allowed to
> hunted. It states that on the Queensland Parks and Wildlife's website
> e.. The law that they are trying to change was made to protect certain
> "look-alike"species so that Californians do not unwittingly contribute
> the extinction of a species.
> f.. California and Federal laws prohibit the sale of seal products
> Canada because of the cruel killing not because they are endangered.
> If the kangaroo is a mother and she has a baby in her pouch, the baby is
> taken out and killed by a heavy blow to the head (according to the
> Australian Code of Practice). Killing the adults for their skins and
> the babies in the pouches is just asking for a decline in their
> This is commonsense.
> Right now we are asking you to send letters of OPPOSITION to AB734 to:
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