Protect and Enforce Our Federal Animal Laws!

Dear Animal Advocates,
In early April, we asked for your help reaching out to members of the U.S. House of Representatives to make sure that Congress doesn’t shortchange the enforcement of animal-protection laws as it negotiates the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2012. Your efforts paid off — well over 100 representatives from 32 states (as well as non-voting delegates from the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories) pledged to stand up for animals! Now it’s the Senate’s turn to do the right thing, and we need your help once again.

Two U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and David Vitter (R-LA), are asking their Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter of support to protect important humane laws like the Animal Welfare Act. The letter will soon be submitted to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.

As you know, with every budget item under intense scrutiny, this is an uphill battle — and we don’t have much time. Senators must sign the Boxer-Vitter letter by no later than May 27.

What You Can Do
Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center right now to email your two U.S. senators in Washington, D.C., and request that they sign the Boxer-Vitter letter. Sending our pre-written e-mail to your senators will take just minutes of your time, but it could have enormous impact for our nation’s animals.

The Animal Welfare Act, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Horse Protection Act are among the most important pillars of animal protection that our nation has, and we must make sure their enforcement is properly funded.

Thank you for taking immediate action, advocates!

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