in Ohio and care about Animals?
Support House Bill 108
long awaited anti-cruelty bill, House Bill 108, is expected to be passed out of the House
Judicial Committee early this week, (Sept 18). It will then immediately move on to
the House floor where all state representatives will have a chance to vote. This
means your own state rep will vote the next couple of days, (Sept 20, 21,22) to change
Ohio's reputation from having the worst anti-cruelty law in the nation.
The bill is a very good bill as it stands. It has extensive input from an attorney who has served as a prosecutor on numerous Ohio anti-cruelty cases. There is little room for any opponent to attack this bill.
HOWEVER, The Wildlife Legislative Fund has been working to get an amendment passed that would exempt all hunting dogs from being covered under the anti-cruelty law. The lobbyist for the WLF could not come up with a good reason why hunting dogs should not be cared for as stipulated under the proposed law. The law requires food, water, adequate ventilation, adequate exercise, a sanitary living area, a primary living enclosure to allow the animal to stand up to its full height, stretch out and turn around. It prohibits torture, torment, mutilation, mailing. beating, and poisoning.
Your legislator must hear from you that they should not accept any proposals to exempt hunting dogs from the law. Hunting dogs deserve all the protection that is offered under this proposal.
The Wildlife Legislative Fund is rich and it is powerful. They defeated the mourning dove proposal last year. Please call your state legislator right now and tell him or her to support HB 108 only if hunting dogs are covered. Please don't rely on others to make these important calls. Your message needs to be heard. Please call NOW.
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