Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tennessee: URGENT Puppy Mill ACTION Needed!

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From: Beverly King <>
Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Fw: URGENT Puppy Mill ACTION Needed!
To: Beverly King <>
Please read the email below  and call all the members of the House Agricultural Committee and ask them to support and pass House Bill # 2303 out of their committee.  This committee is real tough on proposed legislation that would help animals , so please take a few moments and call.  Also pass this information on to your contact list.   Thanks!

Beverly King

P. S.  The bill is scheduled to go to the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, February 23.  For those who would like to read the bill, here is the link:   

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From: cindy marx-sanders <>
To: Cindy Marx-sanders <>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 3:50 PM
Subject: URGENT Puppy Mill ACTION Needed!

To ALL Tennessee animal advocates,

Once again the AKC is fighting against the Commercial Breeder Act, just like last session. Last year, they helped to defeat it. We are doing a strong weekend message push.
When the members of the AG sub-committee come to work Monday morning, we need their answering machines flooded with calls in support of the Commercial Breeder Act, HB 2303.

Last year the first Shelby County delegation helped get the animal abuser registry AND the increase of penalties to animal fighting passed. PLEASE call the legislators listed, leave a message (sample below) and share with all your contacts.

There is a great chance this will be defeated again this year...

Attention ALL Tennessee Animal Advocates....PLEASE share this to ALL your contacts...The Tennessee Commercial Breeder Act (Anti-Puppy Mill Law)NEEDS our HELP!This weekend (SATURDAY and SUNDAY) PLEASE call these legislators and LEAVE A MESSAGE!Below you will find their phone numbers AND a short statement..I just called and left a message on EVERY Reps machine and it took less than Five minutes...Five MINUTES to HELP STOP PUPPY MILLS!!!This bill FAILED last year...we CAN'T let that happen again.
This goes to sub-committee VOTE this week and we need them to arrive Monday morning with an answering machine FULL of messages waiting for them!
Just give your name, don't ask for a return call, so NO phone number is needed in message.
Not all of the legislators are from Shelby County, so just state that you live in Tennessee.
" This is ______________, I live in Tennessee and I am calling to ask Representative______________ to support House Bill 2303, the Commercial Dog Breeders Registration Act. I am a Tennessean, I SUPPORT HB 2303, and I ask Representative _____________ to support it also. Thank you"
Ron Lollar- 615-741-7084Curtis Halford 615-741-7478Jamie Jenkins 615-741-6890Johnny Shaw 615-741-4538G.A. Hardaway 615-741-5625Jay Reedy 615-741-7098
Really, it took me less than 5 minutes.

Cindy Sanders

P.S.  If you want to attend Lobby Day this year, please visit this link and sign up.