Thanks to all of the activist phone calls to members of Congress, the
House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has granted a $4.3 million
increase in funding for Animal Welfare Act inspections and enforcement
this year. This funding increase, if it holds in the House and Senate,
will be essential to improve USDA’s oversight and inspection of the
multitudes of puppy mills, laboratories, zoos, circuses, airlines, and
other facilities across the country. The next important hurdle to pass
will be the approval by the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) is the Chair of this Committee, and he needs
to hear from you! Contact Senator Kohl at (202) 224-5653 or
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him to: “approve the $2.9 million
increase in funding for APHIS, Animal Care (AC), $1 million increase for
APHIS Investigative and Enforcement Services (IES), and $400,000 increase
for ARS Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC).”
- Send your thanks to the Congressmen responsible for this funding
Representative Bill Young (FL-10), Chairman of the Appropriations
Committee: (202) 225-5961
Rep. Henry Bonilla (TX-23), Chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations
Subcommittee: (202) 225-4511
Rep. Sam Farr (CA-17), member of the Agriculture Appropriations
Subcommittee: (202) 225-2861.
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