The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wildlife Bills That Have Passed The House

Members of Congress returned to Washington this week after a month-long recess, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund is working hard to ensure that animal protection is on the agenda.

Many of our key priorities have already made meaningful progress during the 111th Congress, particularly legislation protecting wildlife. Numerous wildlife bills have passed the House of Representatives, but now await action in the Senate -- we need your support to get these bills passed.

The House has already passed a number of wildlife bills including:

  • Captive Primate Safety Act -- to prohibit the interstate and foreign commerce in primates for the exotic pet trade.
  • Shark Conservation Act -- to end the cruel practice of shark finning (cutting off sharks’ fins and throwing the sharks back in the water, often while still alive).
  • Great Cats and Rare Canids Act -- to assist in the conservation of rare cats and dogs in the wild by supporting and providing financial resources for conservation programs in their range countries.
  • Crane Conservation Act -- to provide financial resources for conservation programs to protect cranes and their ecosystems.
  • Marine Mammal Strandings -- to provide grants for marine mammal rescue and disentanglement.
  • Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act -- to monitor and promote the recovery of the Southern sea otter, and authorize funding for scientific research to support the protection of this threatened marine mammal along the Pacific coast.
  • Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act -- to authorize an additional five years of grants for marine turtle conservation projects in foreign countries, expand eligibility to include projects in the U.S., and increase authorized funding levels.
  • Restore Our American Mustangs (ROAM) Act -- to restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros, and encourage more humane and fiscally responsible management of wild horses.

As you can see, we’ve made great strides for animals in Congress so far. But all these bills are now pending action in the Senate -- we need your support to push them over the finish line, and turn them into new federal laws to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. Can you help us by making a generous donation today?

Your contributions will be put to work to push these bills forward and protect our majestic wildlife.

Please donate today to make sure our wildlife have a voice in Washington.

Thanks for all you do for animals!

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