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17 September 2000 Issue

STATE ANIMAL PROTECTION BALLOT MEASURES
From HUMANElines, humanelines@hsus.org

This November, voters in nine states will have the chance to cast their votes on vitally important animal protection issues. Citizens in each of the states listed below have the opportunity to invest in the future of animal protection legislation simply by voting and by urging their friends and family to do the same. As the battles heat up, we need everyone's support and energy to encourage pro-animal votes!

ALASKA:
Measure 1- OPPOSE - Would bar all citizen ballot initiatives relating to the protection of wildlife. For more information, contact: Alaska Conservation Voters, 750 W. 2nd Ave., Suite 109, Anchorage, Alaska 99501. Ph: 907-258-6171. Fax: 907-258-6177. E-mail: www.akvoice.org

Measure 6 - SUPPORT - Would retain the prohibition of same-day airborne ("land-and-shoot") hunting of wolves, which Alaska voters banned in 1996. For more information, contact: Alaskans for Wildlife, PO Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520. Ph: 907-276-9453. Fax: 907-276-9454.
Email: alaskansforwildlife@hotmail.com, www.akwildlife.org

ARIZONA:
Proposition 102 - OPPOSE - Would require a two-thirds supermajority to approve any ballot initiative relating to the protection of wildlife. For more information, contact: No on 102, PO Box 36436, Phoenix, AZ 85067. Ph: 602-906-1628. Email: webmaster@no102.com or www.no102.com

FLORIDA:
Measure to limit pig confinement on factory farms - SUPPORT - Would ban the use of “gestation crates,” which confine pregnant pigs in tiny, 2 foot-wide metal boxes. For more information, contact: Animal Rights Foundation Florida, PO Box 841154, Pembroke Pines, FL 33084.
Ph: (954) 917-ARFF. Fax: 954-979-6415.

MASSACHUSETTS:
Question 3 - SUPPORT - Would prohibit dog racing and meetings at which betting or wagering on dog racing occurs. For more information, contact: Grey2K, PO Box 1606, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.
Ph: 617-666-3526. Email: grey2kcarey@yahoo.com or www.grey2k.org

MONTANA:
Initiative 143 - SUPPORT - Would impose a moratorium on new game farm licenses and would ban “canned hunts.” For more information, contact: Montanans Against the Domestication and Commercialization of Wildlife (MADCOW), PO Box 5841, Helena, MT 59604. Ph: 406-273-7862.
Fax: 406-449-8946. Email: grhusmc@aol.com or www.macow.org

NORTH DAKOTA:
Question 1 - OPPOSE - Would create a new section of the North Dakota Constitution relating to the right to hunt, trap, and fish. For more information, contact: Jeff Leitner at The Fund for Animals, 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite 301, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
Ph: 301-585-2591 ext. 316. Fax: 301-585-2595. Email: jleitner@fund.org

OKLAHOMA:
(Pending Certification) - SUPPORT - Would ban cockfighting and make it illegal to keep birds for fighting purposes. For more information, contact: Oklahoma Coalition Against Cockfighting, PO Box 780378, Oklahoma City, OK 73178. Ph: 405-528-0079. Email: ocac2000@aol.com

OREGON:
Measure 97 - SUPPORT - Would ban the use of steel-jawed leghold traps and other body-gripping traps for recreation and commerce in fur, and would ban the use of Compound 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) and sodium cyanide. For more information, contact: Protect Pets and Wildlife (ProPAW), PO Box 40372, Portland, OR 97240.
Ph: 503-872-9623. Email: crueltraps@aol.com or www.bancrueltraps.org

VIRGINIA:
Question 2 - OPPOSE - Would amend the Virginia Constitution to establish "a right to hunt, fish, and harvest game." For more information, contact: No on Question 2 Committee, c/o The Fund for Animals / 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite 301, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
Ph: 301-585-2591. Fax: 301-585-2595. Email: noquestion2va@yahoo.com

WASHINGTON:
Initiative 713 - SUPPORT- Would ban the use of steel-jawed leghold traps and other body-gripping traps for recreation and commerce in fur, and would ban the use of Compound 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) and sodium cyanide. For more information, contact: Protect Pets and Wildlife (ProPAW), 5200 University Way NE, #201, Seattle, WA 98105. Ph: 206-526-0949 OR 206-526-0989. Email: bantraps@seanet.com or www.bancrueltraps.org

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