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More than 150 Advocates Lobby Massachusetts Lawmakers to Protect Animals

BOSTON, April 4, 2016 – Animal advocates from across the Commonwealth will be lobbying lawmakers to advance animal protection legislation during Lobby Day for Animals 2016, according to the MSPCA-Angell. The MSPCA and its supporters will be joined by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

WHO:

Carter Luke, President, MSPCA-Angell

Representative Lori Ehrlich, Senator Michael Moore, Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley and Cambridge City Councilor Mark McGovern

Stephanie Harris, Humane Society of the United States

Bill Ketzer, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Nadine Pellegrini, Animal Rescue League of Boston

WHAT:

Attendees will discuss bills with their legislators and ask them to:

  • Support S. 1103, a bill that would prevent the sale of dogs or cats under eight weeks of age; provide a remedy for the sale of sick dogs and cats; and regulate certain breeders and prevent pet shops from obtaining puppies and kittens from USDA breeders with multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act;
  • Oppose H. 658, a bill that would change the trapping law and make significant changes to the Wildlife Protection Act, including, among other things, removing the time limits on permits allowing body-gripping traps;
  • Support S. 1092, a bill that would put limitations on the amount of time a dog can be tethered outdoors during the night;
  • Oppose S. 413 and ask legislators to keep the 300-year-old ban on Sunday hunting

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

10:30 – 11:15              Registration
11:15 – 12:00              Speaking program and presentation of awards
12:00 – 12:15              Group Photo
12:30 – 4:00                Appointments with legislators

WHERE:

The Great Hall, 2nd floor
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133

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The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mspcaangell

 

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