There is currently pending in the Oklahoma State Legislature a
Constitutional Amendment that would give state Constitutional
protection to hunters, fisherman, rodeos, circuses, and it appears
This amendment would moot the efforts that gathered over 100,000
signatures to put the issue of cockfighting on the ballot. It is
called Senate Joint Resolution 12, and is currently pending in the
House Rules Committee, which is chaired by Russ Roach. We need
Oklahomans to call 1(800)522-8502, and ask to be connected to Rep.
Roach's office, and tell him they are opposed to this measure.
Please contact Richard Shumberger at 918-584-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or if you can help.
United Poultry Concerns. March 26, 2001
Thanks so much for your support on SJR 12. The number of phone
calls, letters and e-mails generated was a significant factor in
having this bad legislation killed in committee.
While our federal Senators and Representatives will say otherwise,
the majority of Oklahomans do support the federal legislation on the
interstate transportation of fighting cocks. Our organization, NOAH
(you can find us on the web at www.noah-online.org) feels that the passage of the federal legislation will significantly reduce the
amount of money which is coming into Oklahoma to support animal
abuse. The animal abuse inherent in cockfighting is so egregious
that to protect it necessarily gives protection to almost any other
type of animal abuse. It is unfortunate, and I am somewhat ashamed
about this, that our state is being used to legitimize the actions of
animal abusers in other states. Thanks again for your help, Richard
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - Oppose OK Hunting/Fishing/Cockfighting Amendment)