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Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting
PO BOX 13815, LAS CRUCES, NM 88013-3815
(575) 640-7372
CASH@AbolishSportHunting.com
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7/4/2011

~~ ACTION ALERT ~~
PROTECT NON-NATIVE WILDLIFE FROM CANNED HUNTING
SUPPORT HR2210

URGENT ACTION NEEDED

HR2210, a new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., will go a long way toward banning the cruel and inhumane practice known as canned hunting. On canned hunting ranches, exotic animals are confined within enclosures and used as living targets for hunters to shoot. Condemned by both wildlife advocates and pro-hunting organizations, these types of operations cater to the lowest members of society – those who enjoy cruelly and violently killing helpless animals for no legitimate purpose.

HR2210 will amend the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly: (1) transferring, transporting, or possessing a confined exotic animal for purposes of allowing the killing or injuring of that animal for entertainment or for the collection of a trophy; or (2) making available a computer-assisted remote hunt. The bill defines "confined exotic animal" as a mammal of a species not indigenous to the United States that has been held in captivity for the majority of its life or a continuous period of one year.

HR2210 is currently sitting with the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Please write to each member of the committee and urge them to support the bill. Additionally, please urge committee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner to post the bill for a vote as soon as possible.

The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner, Chairman: 2449 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515-4905.
Phone (202) 225-5101 Fax: (202) 225-3190 E-mail for members of Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district only… http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/Contact/Email.htm

The Honorable Louie Gohmert, Vice-Chairman: 2440 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-3035 F (202) 226-1230 In TX Toll Free (866) 535-6302
E-mail for Texas Residents only https://gohmert.house.gov/Contact/

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte: 2240 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-5431 Fax (202) 225-9681 Virginia residents e-mail http://goodlatte.house.gov/contact/index.shtml

The Honorable Bobby Scott: 1201 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-8351 Fax (202) 225-8354

The Honorable Dan Lungren: 2313 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515 Phone (202) 225-5716
Fax (202) 226-1298 E-mail https://lungren.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=84&sectiontree=3,84

The Honorable Steve Cohen: (Sponsor) 1005 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-3265 Fax: (202) 225-5663
E-mail http://cohen.house.gov/index.php?option=com_email_form&Itemid=113

The Honorable J. Randy Forbes: 2438 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone (202) 225-6365 Fax (202) 226-1170 E-mail for Virginia residents http://forbes.house.gov/Contact/ZipAuth.htm

The Honorable Hank Johnson: 1427 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1605 Fax: (202) 226-0691 e-mail Rep.HankJohnson@mail.house.gov

The Honorable Ted Poe: 430 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone (866) 425-6565 toll free Fax (202) 225-5547
E-mail https://poe.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

The Honorable Pedro Pierluisi: 1218 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2615 Fax: (202) 225-2154
E-mail http://pierluisi.house.gov/english/contact-us.html

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz: 1032 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone (202) 225-7751 Fax: (202) 225-5629
E-mail for Utah’s 3rd district https://chaffetz.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml

The Honorable Judy Chu: 1520 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5464 Fax: (202) 225-5467 E-mail https://chu.house.gov/contact-me.shtml

The Honorable Tim Griffin: 1232 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2506 Fax: (202) 225-5903
E-mail https://griffin.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

The Honorable Ted Deutch: 1024 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone 202-225-3001 E-mail https://teddeutch.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx

The Honorable Tom Marino: 410 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3731
Fax: (202) 225-9594
E-mail for Pennsylvania’s 10th District https://marino.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

The Honorable Jackson Lee: 2160 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515 Phone (202) 225-3816 Fax (202) 225-3317 E-mail for Texas’ 18th District http://jacksonlee.house.gov/Contact/

The Honorable Trey Gowdy: 1237 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-6030 Fax (202) 226-1177 E-mail for 4th District of South Carolina https://gowdy.house.gov/Contact/default.aspx

The Honorable Mike Quigley: 1124 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4061 Fax: (202) 225-5603
E-mail https://forms.house.gov/quigley/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

The Honorable Sandy Adams: 216 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone (202) 225-2706 Fax (202) 226-6299
E-mail for the 24th District of Florida https://sandyadams.house.gov/Contact/default.aspx

The Honorable Ben Quayle: 1419 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515 Phone 202-225-3361
Fax: 202-225-3462 E-mail https://quayle.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58

Sample Letter:

Dear Representative __________:

I am contacting you to request your support for HR2210, a bill that will prohibit transferring, transporting, or possessing a confined exotic animal for purposes of allowing the killing or injuring of that animal for entertainment or for the collection of a trophy (otherwise known as “canned hunting”) and also would prohibit making available a computer-assisted remote hunt.

As you may know, both wildlife protection advocates and hunters oppose canned hunting. In his book Beyond Fair Chase, hunter Jim Posewitz of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, states: "There are some activities that are clearly unfair as well as unethical. At the top of the list is shooting captive or domesticated big game animals in commercial killing areas…” According to Matthew Scully, author of Dominion and senior speechwriter to former President George W. Bush, "Game farming and canned hunting are among the lowest practices described (in Dominion), and also the most easily outlawed."

Because there is no place in a civilized society for blatant and needless cruelty that has absolutely no conservation value of any sort, I urge you to support HR2210 and do all you can to see that the bill becomes law.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

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