Winter 2001 Poultry Press Action Alert
U.S. House of Representatives Deals
Blow to Crow-Magnons

In October the House of Representatives passed two amendments to the House Farm Bill to ban shipment of birds for cockfighting. The Anti-Cockfighting amendment bans the interstate shipment of game birds from states where cockfighting is illegal to any one of the three states (OK, LA, NM) where cockfighting is still legal. The Animal Fighting amendment bans exports of birds or dogs for fighting purposes to other countries and increases penalties for violations of the anti-fighting section of the Animal Welfare Act.

WHAT CAN I DO?
Please urge your two Senators to support S. 345 (the Senate version of the House Bill to ban interstate shipment of birds for cockfighting).
The Honorable ____________
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

HELPFUL HINT: To learn who your House Representative and Senators are, call the 24-hour Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121. To contact your Senators: www.senate.gov/contacting/. To contact your Representative: www.house.gov/writerep/. For updates on bills: thomas.loc.gov.
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