From Steve Hindi - SHARK -
There is a real emergency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh has for the last decade or so had a great law banning bucking
straps, electric prods and spurs at rodeos.
The law doesn't actually ban rodeos, but doesn't have
to, because when you ban the tools of torture, you effectively ban
Now, and with apparently great planning, the Rodeo Mafia
is trying to very quickly sneak in and knock the law out. There will be
a public comment meeting this Tuesday, June 26, and a preliminary vote
with the city council the following day.
It looks like the proverbial skids, and who knows how
many palms have been greased to force this thing through. We must act
quickly and decisively.
SHARK is supplying local animal protectors with
videotapes for the city council. I am considering sending the Tiger
within a few days. We need your help very badly.
Please go to the Pittsburgh website <www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us>.
Once there, go to CONTACT, where you can write to the mayor, and if you
have time, council people to let them know what you think.
Pittsburgh has a great law, and it should be left on the
books untouched. If rodeos can be humane, the Pittsburgh law already
allows them. The Rodeo Mafia knows they cannot be humane, which is why
they are trying to knock the law out.
Don't let this law fall! Please send a polite message
today! Again, the Pittsburgh website address is <www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us>.
Go to CONTACTS and let them hear from you!
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