As reported on ABC World News Tonight's recently-aired, special
investigative report on cockfighting, Senate Majority Leader Trent
Lott (R-MS) was responsible for blocking passage of S. 345, the
federal anti-cockfighting bill, in the last Congress. Although
sponsors of S. 345 say that the bill would pass overwhelmingly if put
to a vote, Senator Lott for months refused to allow S. 345 (which
will bar the interstate transport of fighting birds) to be voted on
in the Senate. Now a new bill has been introduced (also called S.
345) and it's time Senator Lott allows the Senate to vote on it.
The Mississippi Sheriffs' Association and Mississippi Veterinary
Medical Association have endorsed this legislation.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Word has it that after the ABC News report, cockfighters have been
flooding Lott's office with phone calls of support. Senator Lott
must hear from the thousands of animal protectionists who want to ban
this cruelty. Call Senator Lott's office at (202) 224-6253 and
politely urge him to support S. 345 and allow the Senate to vote on
From: email@example.com. April 4, 2001
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - Tell Lott to Allow Senate to Vote on Cockfighting)