HSUS: Congressman Garrett sides with dogfighters — speak out at rally next Wednesday

September 4th, 2007 10:05 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Humane Society Legislative Fund – humanesociety [at] hslf.org
Date: Sep 4, 2007 1:09 PM
Subject: Congressman Garrett sides with dogfighters — speak out at rally next Wednesday

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund
Sept. 4, 2007
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RALLY ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 TO PROTEST REP. SCOTT GARRETT’S VOTE TO GIVE DOGFIGHTERS A FREE PASS

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

When: Wednesday, September 12, 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Rep. Garrett’s Paramus District Office: 210 Route 4 East
Suite 206, Paramus, NJ 07652
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In the wake of the Michael Vick dogfighting case, you may wonder why Rep. Garrett 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 admitted to — 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 has admitted to — 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. Garrett 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. Garrett’s district, please share this email link with them. Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Mike Markarian
President
Humane Society Legislative Fund

P.S. Please consider bringing your own rally signs with slogans such as “Animal fighters belong in jail” or “Rep. Garrett supports dogfighting.” Be creative, but remember to keep it clean. If you have questions about the rally, contact Jake Oster at joster [at] hslf.org or 202-955-3672.

P.P.S. News outlets have covered Rep. Garrett’s animal fighting vote. Take a look:

Washington Post “In the Loop: Congressman Sicced,” Aug. 30, 2007

The Bergen Record “Putting more bite into animal-cruelty legislation,” Aug. 29, 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/26eu7j

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