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Protect Your Birds! Stop HR 669

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Posted by: PHChristy at Wed Apr 15 22:21:37 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHChristy ]  
   

BirdHobbyist.com and our sister sites join with the The American Federation of Aviculture in opposing H.R. 669, which would threaten the legal ownership of nearly every species of pet bird in the United States.

The AFA has released the following:

WHAT IS HR 669? - WHAT WILL IT DO?

"ONE GENERATION AND OUT" is not just limited to purebred dogs and cats. Now our "non-native" species" are targets of the animal prohibitionist agenda. Under HR 669, "non-native" basically means if a species of animal didn't live in the US before the arrival of Columbus it is "non-native", and if HR 669 passes, most non-native species of animal (I.e., exotic animals)
won't remain in the US much longer. That means your exotic pet bird, reptile, fish, or mammal.



"HR 669 is an "anti-animal bill". There is no amendment that can fix this bill. HR 669 will hurt everyone who owns an animal, and it will hurt our animals. Breeder, pet owner, rescuer, rehabilitator, zoo, service or product provider - it doesn't matter - we will all be hurt by this bill.

"HR 669 needs to be killed at the April 23rd hearing - not amended, not "made better" - HR 669 NEEDS TO BE KILLED. Please contact the Representatives hearing this bill NOW and ask them to KILL HR 669."

You can find complete information on how to fight HR 669 at stop669.org.


   

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