Stop the Puppy Mills One More Time!

posted March 30th, 2012 by
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Oklahoma City - State Capitol

YOU CANT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF OF THEM,

EVEN FOR A MINUTE

Need help! folks to stop the attempt to halt regulation of puppy mills!

Monday at 3:30pm the Senate Agriculture Committee will be hearing HB2921 (authored by Rep. Phil Richardson and Senator Josh Breechen) which is quickly getting worse than we thought. I have attached some information as well on why this bill should be opposed. We really need calls and emails to go the Ag committee members ASAP to say the following below in orange. In addition, we need people to attend the meeting. If this bill is not heard on Monday then it will die. The committee members do not want a commotion and will be less likely to move forward on this bill if we have a good show of support. The breeders have been in attendance at these meetings but animal welfare advocates have not.

This is a sample of how your email might read or what you may want to say on the phone:

Dear Senator xxxx,

On Monday you are scheduled to hear HB2921 in the Agriculture Committee. Please oppose HB2921 which is nothing more than an attempt to halt the momentum that has been created to regulate commercial dog breeders. This bill would abolish the current rules and force the Dept of Ag to start completely over in its regulation. This is nothing more than a stall tactic to try to avoid regulation. Oklahoma is known nationwide for its substandard dog breeding operations. Delaying regulation in any way will only hinder the current progress in addressing this embarrassing problem in Oklahoma.

 

Sincerely,

XXXXX

This information is provided by the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.

 

Here are the contacts for the Senators on the Agriculture Committee.

 

 

Senator Eddie Fields
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 416
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5581
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Betsy Ingraham

 

Senator Ron Justice
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 423
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5537
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Linda Terrill

Senator Mark Allen
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 415
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5576
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Sandy Cowden

Senator Patrick Anderson
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 417A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5630
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Kathy Darr

Senator Don Barrington
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 515
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405.521.5563
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Sandra Shelton


Senator Randy Bass
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 528B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5567
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Donna Amble


Senator Jerry Ellis
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 535
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405.521.5614
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Jean McCurley


Senator Tom Ivester
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 529A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5545
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Pam McLerran
Senator Frank Simpson
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 513B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5607
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Glenda Colber
Senator Anthony Sykes
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 426
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5569
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Tonya Lewis
Senator Charles Wyrick
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 521
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5561
[email protected]
Executive Assistant: Linda Bostick

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