Arizona: Urge Arizona Governor to Veto a Dangerous Bill

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Please Tell Your Arizona Representative Not to Sanction Code of Silence for Farm Animal Abuse - Photo by Marji BeachDear Arizona Humanitarian,

There is a dangerous bill sitting on the governor's desk that would remove horses, chickens, pigs and cows from the Arizona cruelty to animals law. The bill, HB 2150, establishes a new, weaker cruelty code for farm animals. It reduces the felony penalties for various acts of cruelty to farm animals, including horses, and omits the crime of "abandonment" of farm animals—a felony under current law. The bill could also halt animal cruelty investigations on factory farms. Furthermore, HB 2150 would prevent cities and counties from enacting any farm animal protection laws tougher than the bill's own weak provisions.

Please help us stop this harmful bill.

What You Can Do:
Please call Governor Ducey's office at 602-542-4331 immediately to ask him to veto HB 2150. (Please call during business hours and press 1 to talk to a staff member, as the voicemail box is currently full.) You can say: "As your constituent, I urge you to veto HB 2150. Farm animals deserve the same protections as other animals, and we should applaud those who expose cruelty, not punish them."

After making your phone call, please take the additional step of sending a follow-up email message to Governor Ducey.

Urge Arizona Governor to Veto a Dangerous Bill

Be sure to share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and co-workers in Arizona, and encourage them to contact the governor as well. As always, thank you very much for your dedication to protecting animals!

Sincerely,

Michelle Pawliger
Farm Animal Policy Associate

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