House Bill 2151/Senate Bill 452

posted March 2nd, 2009 by
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Communities’ Rights to Protect Animals are in Jeopardy

Legislation (H.B. 2151/S.B. 452) has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature that would prevent cities and counties from enacting any order, ordinance or regulation dealing with agriculture and farm animals.

This legislation could prevent local communities from making any laws dealing with animal welfare, food safety, or environmental protection. Instead, it would keep these issues in the hands of special interest groups that do not represent the majority of public opinion. This amounts to a power grab by the Farm Bureau in order to give immunity to factory farms, and would tie the hands of local communities from making their own decisions.

Please urge your state senator and state representative to oppose this legislation.

After making your calls, please send a follow-up email to your legislators in opposition to this legislation. And don’t forget to tell your friends and family in Oklahoma about how they can take action, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Mike Markarian
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States

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