Both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives have
introduced strong bills to ban the interstate transport of live birds
for cockfighting. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado reintroduced S.
345, and Representative Collin Peterson of Minnesota reintroduced a
companion bill under a new number: HB 1155. At the end of April, S.
345 had 41 cosponsors and HB 1155 had 146 cosponsors. A ban on
interstate transport of birds intended for cockfighting will aid law
enforcement and curb what Senator John Ensign of Nevada calls "a
cruel, sick and barbaric sport." Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana,
Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, supports the
Find out whether your State Senators are cosponsors of S. 345 and
whether your House Representative is a cosponsors of HB 1155. If so,
thank them for their support. If your Senator(s) or House
Representative is not yet a cosponsor, urge him/her to cosponsor the
bill to ban the interstate transport of birds intended for
cockfighting. In addition, call or write to Senate Majority Leader
Trent Lott of Mississippi and politely urge him to support S. 345 and
allow the Senate to vote on this bill immediately. Senator Lott is
blocking passage of S. 345, which has overwhelming Senate support.
His office phone number is 202-224-6253.
Contact: Your House Representative:
The Honorable _______________
Contact: Your two Senators:
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative __________
The Honorable _____________
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator _______________
To learn who your House Representative and Senators are, and what
district you are in if you don't know, call the 24-hour Capitol
Switchboard: 202-224-3121, or go to www.hsus.org or
United Poultry Concerns
April 27, 2001
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - Ban Cockfighting Bills: Your Letters are Needed ASAP!)