Spending Cuts Could Affect Animal Welfare
With the 2012 budget proposal looming concerned animal lovers are being encouraged by the ASPCA to give their support a bi-partisan letter that pledges protection for animal welfare funding.
Federal animal welfare laws depend on the government to provide the funding to pay for their enforcement. Laws such as the Animal Welfare Act, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Horse Protection Act receive funding from the federal government. The programs are vulnerable, even though the funding is relatively small. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), brought forth a letter pledging that funding for animal-protection laws will remain intact.
If you would like to add your voice of support to the Smith-Blumenauer letter, please do so by April 13, 2011. Action can be taken online by visiting the ASPCA action center and filling out a simple form.
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