Follow us!
By:

Post: bird /animal ban

Posted by Damian on 4/05/05

(2) Comments
Like
Share

    Because of the big issues of the recent year liberal
    animal rights groups have been getting away with working
    against our rights to humanely keep our animals.This is a
    freedom we have enjoyed since the beginning of time and
    should not be taken from us. Some of us are
    breeders ,rescuers , dealers , feed dealers , or supply
    retailers .This bill and other liberal animal right bills
    are hurting our trade and the ability to keep our animals.
    Some of us depend on our extra income and do not get
    wealth at our trades but are in it because we have a
    passion and support captive breeding of our animals.
    Captive breeding has save a good many species from
    extinction.

    West Virginians need your help - immediately! There is
    currently a piece of legislation, West VA Senate Bill 277,
    that has already passed the W VA Senate (unanimously) and
    is now heading to the West VA House for hearing on
    Wednesday morning, April 6. The West VA legislative
    session is over April 9. This bill is written 'for
    Homeland Security purposes', but would restrict all
    aspects of animal ownership, predominately exotics.

    SB 277 will have a damaging affect on all exotic animals
    in W VA, all exotic animal owners in W VA, and all
    rescuers in W VA who deal with exotics, including birds.

    If this bill passes, people wanting to purchase an animal,
    such as a parrot, ****atiel, lizard, snake, etc. would
    have to apply for a permit, pay necessary licensing fees,
    keep insurance on said animal (to be determined,
    originally written as $100,000 policy per animal), and the
    board the legislation creates could easily come into their
    home and seize, quarantine and/or destroy the animal if
    they determine it to be harmful to 'other people, animals,
    plants or wildlife'.

    Under SB277 if you can no longer keep your animal for
    whatever reason, you must give it to an approved rescue
    facility or an American Zoo and Aquarium Association
    facility. No selling, no private placements, no choosing a
    new home for your bird, no giving the bird to your kids or
    family. If you can't find an approved faclity SB 277
    requires that the animal "shall be humanely euthanized at
    the possessor's expense". How many rescues are there in W
    VA that can take in every bird that has to be rehomed?

    PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW AND SPREAD THE NEWS - ASK
    EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO WRITE OR CALL - WE NEED TO TELL THE
    WV LEGISLATORS TO KILL SB 277 NOW !!!!

    http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_T...0SUB1%20eng.htm

    The full text of the bill is printed at the end of this
    email. Below you will find a sample letter and a list of
    email addresses for you to use to write to OPPOSE SB 277.

    Or, if you wish, you can call the TOLL FREE NUMBER BELOW
    and ask the W VA legislature to KILL SB 277:

    The Chairman of the "Fight to Kill WV SB 277" requests
    that on: TUESDAY APRIL 6, through WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 8
    a.m. to 5p.m. Eastern Time, CALL TOLL FREE to the West
    Virginia Legislature TO SAY KILL SB 277!!
    Call: 1-877-565-3447
    Be prepared to give your name, address, city and state.



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • bird /animal ban, 4/05/05, by Damian.
  • Re: bird /animal ban, 4/10/05, by KarenH.