Animals\’ Rights Activists To Hold Lobby Day Wednesday

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\"urban\"Animals\’ rights activists will hold a lobby day at the state capitol Wednesday to urge lawmakers to support several animal welfare bills before the General Assembly this session.

Humane Lobby Day will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Activists from state and national organizations plan to voice their support for the following bills:

  • H.B. 6317, on the House calendar, addresses inhumane treatment of breeding pigs
  • H.B. 6690, which has been filed with the Legislative Commissioners\’ Office, would allow someone to be appointed to investigate and advocate for the welfare or custody of an animal that is the subject of a court proceeding
  • H.B. 5844, also filed with the Legislative Commissioners\’ Office, would prohibit tethering of dogs outdoors overnight and during certain weather conditions.
  • H.B. 5027, in the House, would ban pet stores from selling dogs from substandard puppy mills and would set minimum standards for those puppy mills.
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2 thoughts on “Animals\’ Rights Activists To Hold Lobby Day Wednesday

  1. Richard

    Where’s the “Permanent Commission on the Status of Mongrels”?

    Ahh. I see it. HR6690. Excellent. Now roll all the Advocates and Commissions into one new position.

  2. enness

    Animal welfare and animal “rights” are not the same thing; one can support the former without supporting the latter. Please take more care about the distinction.

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