AR-News: (USA) NY: Contact Legislators/Foie Gras
mgh at citlink.net
Wed Oct 1 17:22:33 EDT 2003
> PLEASE CROSS POST
> (Contact info at bottom of the page)
> As you may have seen in the NY Times,
> Assemblyman Jack McEneny (D)Albany, is re-
> introducing legislation that would make the
> force-feeding of a bird for foie gras illegal.
> Please contact your local senators and
> assemblypersons and strongly urge them to
> support the respective bills:
> A 1821 (Assembly)- in Agriculture Committee
> since March 24;
> S 5153 (Senate) - in Rules Committee since May
> Ask your senate and assembly reps to do whatever
> it takes to get the bills out of committee for a
> full vote, including getting the Chairs of each
> committee to move these bills out of committee!
> McEneny's office says some members will be
> reluctant to challenge the Farm lobby. Tell
> legislators to familiarize themselves with the
> foie gras controversy
> now, so they can be prepared for the next
> legislative session. Remind them that Isreal, a
> major fg producer, is fazing it out by 2005;
> this time span gives the 'poor' fg employees
> time to find another career. Remind them how
> embarrassing it is that NY still deals in such
> archaic cruelty.
> LOCAL LEGISLATOR INFO IS AVAILABLE ON THE
> FOLLOWING WEBSITE:
> www.nysegov.com click 'Government', then
> click 'state government.' Pick SENATE or
> ASSEMBLY. You will be able to find your local
> legislators by zip code; this site also provides
> all their email addresses.
> (This site also includes a citizen's guide for
> lobbying government).
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