August 6, 2012
Ask Your Assembly Member to Vote "Yes" on SB 1480
Senate Bill 1480, the Consumer and Wildlife Protection Act, has passed all hurdles in the state Senate and now is being considered in the Assembly.
Please write and/or call your Assembly member to express support for this trapping bill.
SB 1480 — introduced by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and co-authored by Sens. Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) and Ted Lieu (D-Long Beach) and Assembly Member Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) — will protect wildlife from unnecessary death and cruelty, reduce costs incurred by animal control and wildlife rehabilitation centers, decrease the chances of family dogs and cats being inadvertently killed in traps, and protect homeowners, who often are mislead by scofflaw wildlife trappers. (Read more here.)
Even if you have written or called before in support of SB 1480, your encouragement is needed again. If you write your Assembly member, please personalize the message. If you call (find contact information here), simply say:
"Hello. I am calling from [name of your town] in support of SB 1480. This bill will protect homeowners and wildlife from cruel trapping practices. I hope that Assembly Member [your member's name] will vote in favor of this bill when it comes up for a vote. Thank you."
In common cause,
P.S. Please consider supporting our trapping campaign by sponsoring a fox.