An Invitation to Participate in Illinois Humane Lobby Day 2013

Dear Humanitarian,

The Animal Welfare Institute encourages you to join fellow animal advocates on Wednesday, May 1, in Springfield for the Illinois Humane Lobby Day. This is a unique opportunity to speak to lawmakers directly and let them know that you support laws that promote animal protection and oppose those that allow animals to be harmed or exploited.

During Lobby Day, you are the voice for the animals! Constituents who take time out of their busy schedules to meet with legislators send a very powerful message about the importance of the issue.

Illinois Humane Lobby Day provides animal advocates with a structured, comfortable setting in which to meet their elected officials. Lobby Day organizers schedule the meetings and help prepare you for them with insider tips and an overview of pending or upcoming legislation that directly affects animals.

Legislative topics will likely include:

  • restricting the inhumane tethering of dogs
  • providing animal-related training for law enforcement
  • banning lion slaughter and the sale and possession of their meat

This annual event is critical to our efforts to secure meaningful animal protection laws. It is also a great networking activity, is invigorating, inspiring, and very personally rewarding. Don't miss out!

Illinois Humane Lobby Day


Wednesday, May 1, 2013


10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


The State House Inn 
101 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701



Registration is required and is free! But we need to hear from you no later than April 18. Please sign up using the form found here:

UPDATE: Following our eAlert yesterday urging everyone to call their Illinois lawmakers, the sponsor of HB 83—the dog tethering legislation—called the bill for a vote on the House floor last night. After a short debate, the Illinois House resoundingly approved the bill by a vote of 78-38. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Your attendance at the May 1 Illinois Humane Lobby Day is very important to show support for this and other animal welfare legislation.


Chris Heyde
Deputy Director
Government and Legal Affairs

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