Urge Your Legislators to Protect Animals like Cecil the Lion
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org


Born Free USA
August 2015


Below are six of the most important wildlife bills to urge your representative or senators to support.

Your legislators need to hear from you about important wildlife issues! During the month-long August recess, your representative and senators are back in their home offices, ready to meet with constituents—and it's a great opportunity to urge them to protect lions, elephants, primates, and other species!

Click here for a fact sheet (PDF) summarizing these bills that you can print out and bring to your representative or senators, and also use as your talking points for calls, emails, etc. 

  • CECIL Animal Trophies Act (S. 1918)
  • Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2920)
  • Sanctuary Regulatory Fairness Act (H.R. 3294/S. 1898)
  • Targeted Use of Sanctions for Killing Elephants and Rhinoceros (TUSKER) Act (H.R. 1945)
  • Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 1081)
  • Rare Cats and Canids Act (H.R. 2697)

If you CANNOT schedule a meeting, contact your Senators and Representative directly:

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An in-person meeting is much more effective than an email or phone call, so if you're able to visit your lawmaker's local office, please set up a meeting now! We have included a list of tips for arranging a meeting at the end of this email.

How to Arrange a Meeting with Your Elected Officials:

  • Look up your U.S. legislator on our "Find Your Lawmaker" page.
  • Click on the link to his/her contact page, and call or send a short email to ask for a meeting. If there's a "Request a Meeting" button, click that!
  • If you don't hear back from the office right away, follow up. Sometimes, staff is very busy and just needs a reminder.
  • Don't be nervous on the day of your meeting! Remember, members of Congress are in office to serve you: the constituent. Exercise your right to make your voice heard.
  • If you need help with any step of this process, email [email protected]

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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