HSUS: Congressman Graves sides with dogfighters — speak out at rally on Monday (Kansas City)

August 24th, 2007 5:18 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Humane Society Legislative Fund – humanesociety [at] fund.org
Date: Aug 23, 2007 11:17 AM
Subject: Congressman Graves sides with dogfighters — speak out at rally on Monday

The Humane Society Legislative Fund
August 23, 2007


Please join the Humane Society Legislative Fund and concerned animal advocates to protest Rep. Sam Graves’ recent vote to give dogfighting a free pass.

When: Monday, August 27, 10:00-11:00 am
Where: Rep. Graves’ Liberty District Office, 113 Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, Missouri 64068

In the wake of the Michael Vick dogfighting case, you may wonder why Rep. Graves recently sided with dogfighting interests and voted against the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act. This legislation upgrades penalties for illegal transportation of fighting dogs — one of the crimes Vick has been charged with — from misdemeanor to felony penalties.

The vast majority of members of Congress supported this legislation to put a stop to precisely the type of behavior that Michael Vick was charged with — participation in a multi-state network of cruel and degrading dogfighting activities. Humane organizations and more than 400 law enforcement agencies supported the federal bill, yet Rep. Graves showed his true colors by giving dogfighters a free pass.

I hope you can make it to this rally. If you have friends or family in Rep. Graves’ district, please share this email link with them. Thank you for all you do for animals.


Mike Markarian
Humane Society Legislative Fund

P.S. Please consider bringing your own rally signs with slogans such as “Animal fighters belong in jail” or “Rep. Graves supports dogfighting.” Be creative, but remember to keep it clean. If you have questions about the rally, contact Mary Morgan at morganmary [at] earthlink.net or 816-590-1561.


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2 Responses to “HSUS: Congressman Graves sides with dogfighters — speak out at rally on Monday (Kansas City)”

  1. easyVegan.info » Blog Archive » True justice for Michael Vick would involve his own pit bulls ripping him limb from limb… Says:

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  2. PH Says:

    An eye for an eye I always say. This move by Sam Graves only promotes a lack of personal responsibility/accountability that is already almost completely missing from our society. If Sam Graves has a pet it should be removed from his home. Plain and simple Sam Graves is no better than being an animal abuser/killer himself. What a pround family he must have for such a fine moral compass he presents.

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