FROM The National
Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)
U.S. Representative here
U.S. Senator here
Contact your Senators AND Representatives to support:
- The Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80, which would end
the trafficking in primates for the pet trade, was approved
by the House in July. The bill has been on the Senate
legislative calendar for consideration by the full Senate
without any further action.
- The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009, H.R. 503
and S. 727 would end the slaughter of horses for food for
human consumption throughout the states and prohibit the
transport of horses to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered
for human consumption.
- The Great Ape Protection Act, H. R. 1326, which would
end the use of great apes for invasive research. While the
bill now has 123 sponsors, it needs a greater push to move
it into a position for serious consideration.
- The Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2009, H.R. 3907 and
S. 1834, would ensure that all dogs and cats used by
research facilities are obtained legally.
- The BEST Practices Act, H.R. 4269, would end the use of
live animals in military medical training courses. This
landmark bill, titled in full “the Battlefield Excellence
through Superior Training Practices Act,” would end the use
of live animals for research in both combat trauma injuries
and chemical and biological casualty management exercises.
- The Restore Our American Mustangs Act, H.R. 1018, would
restore protections to wild horses and burrows under the
Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. It passed
the U.S. House of Representatives on July 17, 2009. This
bill would put a stop to the horrific roundup of wild horses
now taking place in the Calico Mountains Complex in
northwestern Nevada, where the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) is planning to permanently remove up to 2,500 horses
and move them to warehouses in the Midwest. In addition, BLM
has begun the roundup of 200 horses in the Confusion Herd
Management Area of Utah, leaving fewer than a hundred horses
in the herd. The horses are rounded up using helicopters,
causing stampedes towards the capture pens that leave horses
injured and dying.
- The Government Accountability Office reviewed the
BLM policies, and issued a report in November 2008 that
identified a number of deficiencies with the BLM wild
horse and burro program. The problems cited included a
reliance on poorly managed removals as the primary
method for managing horses and an inaccurate system of
accounting regarding the actual number of wild horses on
the land. Passage of this bill would put an end to
current BLM practices, but it is important to let the
current Administration know that they should stop the
current roundup NOW, before more horses are killed.
- Send an e-mail to the Bureau of Land Management
Director, Bob Abbey asking him to put the current
roundup on hold to assess better management practices
before more horses are maimed and killed in this year’s
Contact only your Representatives to support:
- The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment
Act, H.R. 1549 and S. 619 would end the practice of feeding
antibiotics to healthy chickens, pigs and cattle to
encourage rapid growth and protect against epidemic disease
from confinement farming.
- The Truth in Fur Labeling Act, H.R. 2480 and S. 1076,
would require the labeling of all fur products regardless of
value, closing a loophole that currently exempts products
with fur valued up to $150.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!