Urge Congress to Act to Protect Animals: Two Automatic Letters
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Background | Source Best Friends Animal Society
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed two important provisions that would help protect animals. The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (S. 1947/ H.R. 2492) would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight. It also increases the penalty for bringing a child to an animal fight.
The Senate also passed an amendment to the Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2013 for Military Activities, allowing the Secretary of Defense to establish and maintain a system to provide for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs.
In this year of congressional inaction, please take a moment to encourage the U.S. Congress to do the right thing for four-legged military heroes, and punish those who watch animal fights by taking action.
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As a constituent, I urge you to pass H.R. 2492 to crack down on spectators at animal fights, and I also urge you to concur with the provision of S. 3254 that would allow veterinary services for retired military working dogs.
These are two extremely important measures. Regarding H.R. 2492: Animal abuse is often linked to human violence. Animal fighting often has ties to organized crime. It should be a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight or bring children to these heinous events.
Regarding the S. 3254 provision: Dogs who have served America in the military should be rewarded for protecting our service men and women. They should be eligible for veterinary care, not languish after their tour of duty is over.
Please concur with the amendment to S. 3254, to help military working dogs, and pass H.R. 2492, to crack down on animal abusers.
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Text | Source ASPCA
As your constituent, I am writing to thank you for supporting the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (H.R. 2492). This humane measure recently passed unanimously in the Senate. The legislation would make it a federal offense to knowingly attend an organized animal fight and would impose additional penalties for bringing children to animal fights.
Laws against attending animal fights vary from state to state and animal fighters often travel across state lines to participate. Law enforcement needs strong federal laws to prosecute those who participate in these heinous crimes. Additionally, children need protection from the dangerous and illegal activities associated with animal fighting, including drugs, weapons, and gambling.
In the final days of this Congress, I would appreciate if you would reach out to leadership in the House and ask that this bill be considered on the House floor. This bill deserves to be given an up or down vote.
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