This Tuesday morning Senate Bill 1280 will be heard by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee at 7:30 a.m. in the Capitol building (see below). Whether you’ve got one minute or less than an hour to spend Tuesday morning, you can continue to help us make history for animals. Here’s how:Commitment – Action:
- 5 minutes – contact your Delegate right now and ask that he/she support SB1280 to end cruel fox pens in VA.
- Find your Delegate by typing in your address at this link.
- Call your Delegate and share, “Hi my name is _________; I am a constituent and I want Delegate ________ to vote yes on SB1280 to end cruel staged competitions in fox pens.”
- Write or email your Delegate with the same message. Easy email form in the HSUS' action alert.
- 1 minute – expose the cruelty of fox penning by sharing it with your friends and family.
- Less than an hour – attend the House Agriculture Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday (2/12) morning at 7:30am in the Capitol building, House Room 3.
- The future of this bill rests in the hands of seven Delegates. If just four Delegates vote against us, the bill will die. Your attendance will have a HUGE impact on whether or not this bill passes on Tuesday morning. Please join us and tell those you know in the Richmond area how important this meeting is – hopefully they can come too!
- For directions and parking click here and for a map of the capitol grounds click here.
- For the future – should our 2013 legislative efforts end Tuesday morning we will immediately begin advocacy through the regulatory review process with the Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries in March. This state agency has the regulator power to engage in rule-making on fox pens regardless of legislative direction.
- We will provide updates as major milestones approach and how to get involved.
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