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AFR/OFU Calls on Members to Support HB1999 in Person on Wednesday at the State Capitol

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:00:29 CDT

AFR/OFU Calls on Members to Support HB1999 in Person on Wednesday at the State Capitol The AFR/OFU is calling on their members to come to Oklahoma City this Wednesday- March 13, 2013- to tell their lawmakers that they support HB1999, the so called horse slaughter bill. A news conference has been organized by supporters of HB1999- that happens Wednesday morning at 10:30 and AFR is asking their members to be around for that news conference- then go and see their lawmaker at the Capitol to urge passage of HB1999.


In their call to action (we have the full document that you open by clicking on the link at the bottom of this story)- AFR officials talk about the challenge to animal agriculture that is one of the story lines of this measure: "This proposed legislation has come under fire by HSUS and other animal welfare activists trying to sensationalize the issue. Many of these groups are out-of-state fear mongers and have no knowledge of what full-time animal caretakers go through to ensure the humane treatment of our animals. Some know that we care for our animals, but prefer to cast animal agriculturalists in a negative light.

"The strategic legislative efforts of the HSUS have been used in other states to commandeer animal agriculture regulations. A victory for HSUS in one area of agriculture will set a precedent for other areas. We MUST not let this happen in our state! Oklahomans should drive our state’s agricultural policy, NOT outside interest groups!


"The HSUS showed up at the capitol last week in mass to protest against our animal agriculture industry."



The main author of HB1999 is Skye McNeil- we talked with her earlier in the state legislative session- click here to go back to that story to hear our conversation with her.



Click here for the PDF of the Call to Action as issued on Monday evening by AFR.




   

 

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