Alert: NYC’s First Annual Animal Protection Lobby Day
Wednesday, October 13 will be NYC’s First Annual Animal Protection
Lobby Day, an exciting day when advocates lobby for animal rights and
show our legislators that there is a large and growing political force
for animals. Animal Protection Lobby Day is being sponsored by the
League of Humane Voters, NYC’s animal protection political action
committee, along with In Defense of Animals, Mary Max and the Fund
Come and help mobilize public concern for animals through the democratic political
process. Campaign for the election of candidates who will work to enact animal
rights legislation. Learn how democracy works for animals.
Lobby for Two NYC Bills!
Intro 189 will expand the rights of tenants to have companion animals. It would
put a stop to the common practice of landlord and co-op/condo boards prohibiting
tenants from adopting a new animal after their current animal companion dies.
This bill will help people to continue sharing their lives with companion animals
and open up many more homes for animals languishing in shelters.
The bill to ban cruel rodeo practices will allow NYC to join Pittsburgh, PA and
Greenburgh, NY in prohibiting inhumane rodeo practices such as bucking straps,
electric prods, tail twisting, caustic ointments and spurs, all of which are
used to cause great pain and suffering to tame, domesticated animals, forcing
them to appear “wild.” Rodeo events such as calf roping, steer wrestling,
steer roping, and bronco and bull riding would be banned as well.
NYC Animal Protection Lobby Day
10:00-11:15 am: Welcome and Lobbying Training, downtown Manhattan location near
City Hall (exact location to be announced).
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Meetings with City Council members, 250 Broadway, across from
City Hall Park.
12:30-1:00 pm: Press conference on the City Hall steps.
Join us in growing a grassroots political movement for animals in NY that will
increasingly influence lawmakers to pay attention to the important issue of animal
cruelty. There is no longer an excuse for animal rights activists to not be politically
Courtesy of Joyce Friedman of the League of Humane
Voters. For more information
or to register call 212-889-0303 or visit www.humanevoters.org.