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We need your help to retain two important amendments in the Farm Bill. The first amendment, the Pet Safety and Protection Act, offered by Rep. Mike Doyle and Sen. Daniel Akaka.... Visit site to take action.



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2008, 12:37 pm

Action Alert email from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:

We need your help to retain two important amendments in the Farm Bill. The first amendment, the Pet Safety and Protection Act, offered by Rep. Mike Doyle and Sen. Daniel Akaka, will prevent unethical animal dealers from stealing cats and dogs to sell them to researchers. The second amendment, offered by Rep. Steve Israel, bars the use of live animals in sales demonstrations of medical devices, as well as raises fines for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Despite having passed both the House and Senate, the Pet Safety and Protection Act may still be in jeopardy! The Act would prohibit experimentation facilities from buying dogs and cats from Class B animal dealers. Class B animal dealers, also known as “random source dealers,” often acquire animals through theft and deception and are known to sell lost and stolen cats and dogs to laboratories. As the Senate and House work out other differences between the two versions of the Farm Bill, animal experimenters are pressuring Congress to drop the pet safety provisions altogether.

The Israel Amendment bars the use of live animals in sales demonstrations for the marketing of medical devices for sales purposes. The amendment was offered in response to an incident in which a man artificially created a brain aneurysm in a dog to further his sales pitch for a medical device. This horrific procedure was repeated several times on the dog, who was later killed. The Israel amendment also raises the maximum fine for a violation of the AWA from $2,500 to $10,000.

How you can help:

* Call your senators and representative and ask them to support the Akaka/Doyle Amendment and the Israel Amendment in the Farm Bill.
* Send a follow-up e-mail.
* Forward this e-mail to your friends and family and ask them to take action as well.

Thank you so much for taking action today to help keep animals safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kash@pcrm.org.

Best regards,

Kyle Ash

Kyle Ash
Government Affairs Manager
kash@pcrm.org
 

CherAway C (1424)
Monday March 31, 2008, 1:10 pm
Thnx Mark!
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday March 31, 2008, 2:46 pm
Action taken and noted with thanks Mark.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2008, 11:09 pm
Mark, I'm getting this message:

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We're sorry! We can't find that page.


I tried going to the homepage and the same thing is happening... but I will write Kyle Ash at kash@pcrm.org -- Thanks again Mark
 

Marian E (152)
Monday March 31, 2008, 11:20 pm

I got the same "404 Not Found".

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 12:03 am

The links work for me. Try again -- maybe it was down due to traffic or something.....

I can get to the action form by clicking the story headling, the "visit site" button, or the little "visit site" with the arrow under the picture. But here's the clickable URL (I hope)

Action Form

Please let me know if there are still problems. Thanks!
 

Pam F (221)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 5:35 am
Sorry,Mark - still getting -
404 Not Found

We're sorry! We can't find that page
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2008, 11:52 am

I'm terribly sorry. Now I'm getting the 404 Not Found error also. I tried to search the pcrm.org website for the form and it didn't work. Maybe they'll send out another email explaining the problem. My apologies.
 

Marty H (119)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 12:54 am
https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=175&autologin=true
I got it ok at this link. Thanks Mark and noted!
 

Robert Redmon (128)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:09 pm
Noted and action taken, thanks Mark.
 

Sandra M Z (114)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 11:00 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Mark.
 
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