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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Action Alerts

Traveling Animal Acts

1 August 2004

Local press is poised to cover the meeting being arranged with the Westchester Board of Legislators, regarding traveling animal acts. The tiger incident, coupled with still-fresh Roy Horn, might make ordinances write themselves; but circuses are multi-million dollar a year businesses and will not go down without a fight.

As I see it the major resistance areas in Westchester will be White Plains (Hanneford), Mt. Vernon, who stopped rodeos but are hesitant to 'officially' stop animal-user circuses, and Yonkers - the new Mayor vowed to bring in an animal-user circus, though perhaps the appearance of the Moscow Circus will bode well (more one this shortly). All these venues, including Westchester County, have been served with a NOTICE OF DANGEROUS CONDITION regarding traveling animal acts, as well. Two years ago the Hanneford Circus tried to sneak elephants infected with tuberculosis past inspections.

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATORS, PARKS COMMISSIONERS, ETC.

Sending the same letter to each is fine - in fact it might be good to have visible cc's on each letter;

WESTCHESTER COUNTY LEGISLATOR ANDREW SPANO: ceo@westchestergov.com  

WHITE PLAINS: Mayor Delfino: JDELFINO@CI.WHITE-PLAINS.NY.US  

White Plains County lead legislator William Ryan: WJR1@westchestergov.com  

White Plains Dept. of Parks Commissioner Joseph Stout: jas7@westchestergov.com  

MOUNT VERNON: Mayor Ernest Davis: mayor@cmvny.com  

Legislator Bernice Spreckman: bss6@westchestergov.com  

*Note: Bernice Spreckman is a legislator for Yonkers as well.  

City Council Pres. Steven Horton: feedback@cmvny.com    

YONKERS: Mayor Philip Amicone: philip.amicone@cityofyonkers.com  

Commissioner, Dept of Parks Mitchell Tutone: mitchell.tutone@cityofyonkers.com  

Deputy commissioner, Dept. of Parks August Cambria: august.cambria@cityofyonkers.com  

City council president Liam Mclaughlin: liam.mclaughin@cityofyonkers.com  

Legislator Bernice Spreckman: bss6@westchestergov.com  


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