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Re: bird /animal ban

Posted by KarenH on 4/10/05
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    What happened w/this bill?

    Karen

    On 4/05/05, Damian wrote:
    > 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&37;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.