From Humane Society of the United States:
We have a golden chance to protect pets in Congress and we need your help.
This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives included language in its Farm Bill to prevent stolen pets from being sold into research and to prevent live animals from being operated on in sales demonstrations.
In addition, we’re working to protect puppies less than six months of age from life-threatening long distance transport into the U.S. for the pet trade, when there are plenty of puppies already here who need homes.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to take up its version of the Farm Bill any day now. We need to ensure that these important protections are included in the Senate’s Farm Bill as well!
Your U.S. Senator, Robert Casey, Jr., sits on the very committee that will decide what goes in the Farm Bill, and what doesn’t make the cut. Please take action right away.
Please make a brief, polite phone call right away to Senator Casey at (202) 224-6324 to urge support for these Animal Welfare Act provisions in the Farm Bill.
Making a call is easy. A staff member will take your message and pass it to your legislator. You can say:
“Hello, this is [your name]. I am a constituent from Pennsylvania. I’m calling to urge Senator Casey to protect pets by supporting the inclusion of Animal Welfare Act provisions in the Farm Bill. These issues are very important to me. Thank you for your consideration.”
Then, send a follow-up email to reiterate your support for the Animal Welfare Act provisions in the Senate’s Farm Bill.
Finally, please be sure to tell your friends and family about this important legislation and how they can help, too.