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Re: [valleyveg] Kangaroo Bill to be Voted on Monday

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  • Karen Paulson
    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 help??
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2005
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      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
      help?? karenlynne@...


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Jack Norris" <jacknorris@...>
      To: <valleyveg@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      or
      > her to vote No on AB734 to make it legal to import Kangaroo products
      into
      > the state.
      >
      > It is due for a vote on Monday, May 2. It just passed out of committe
      this
      > 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):
      >
      > http://www.vote-smart.org/
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Jack
      >
      > http://www.vivausa.org/urgentactions/ab734.html
      >
      > They are at it again! Help DEFEAT AB734
      >
      > It seems that Assembly woman Nicole Parra (Representing Fresno, Kern,
      Kings,
      > and Tulare Counties) has taken on the charge to help Adidas continue
      killing
      > 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
      or
      > product of all species of kangaroos except those listed as endangered.
      >
      > The bill has been assigned to the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee
      and is
      > set to be heard on Tuesday, April 26.
      >
      > Points to consider:
      >
      > a.. Laws already exist to protect endangered species. This wasteful
      use of
      > tax payer money is being introduced to help a foreign corporate
      interest --
      > not the kangaroos.
      > b.. As the bill states, there are indeed some kangaroos who are
      > endangered.
      > 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
      and
      > others who are endangered.
      > d.. In Queensland, Australia, the Western Grey Kangaroo is not allowed
      to
      > be killed, but it can be mistaken for the Eastern Grey who is allowed to
      be
      > 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
      to
      > the extinction of a species.
      > f.. California and Federal laws prohibit the sale of seal products
      from
      > 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
      killing
      > the babies in the pouches is just asking for a decline in their
      populations.
      > This is commonsense.
      >
      > Right now we are asking you to send letters of OPPOSITION to AB734 to:
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
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