Friday, June 18, 2010

ACTION ALERT - Help Preserve Freedom!

The NRA Institute for Legislative Action has issued an ACTION ALERT for North Carolina, and you help is needed to stop yet another assault on our freedoms. The primary architect of the bill is the Humane Society of the United States - definitely not to be confused with your local animal shelter or Humane Society. One of their primary goals is to abolish hunting. But their agenda does not stop there. In the words of their head, Wayne Pacelle when asked if he envisioned a future with no pets, he replied, “I wouldn’t say that I envision that, no.  If I had my personal view perhaps that might take hold.  In fact, I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.”

The target of the legislation is not limited to commercial breeders. It will also limit the activities of sporting dog breeders using language that puts interpretation of what is and is not permissible in the hands of local animal control officers. No surprise, but many of them are affiliated either by training or sympathy with the HSUS. Likewise, the bill puts the cost of enforcement on the counties - many of whom simply cannot afford another unfunded mandate in these tough times. A close read of the financial impact report shows that they simply have no clue what it'll cost, but it doesn't matter since it'll be passed on to the counties.

If the Finance Committee takes up S. 460, it is likely to be on Thursday, June 24, at 8:30AM in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.  I will be there and hope to meet you at the hearing.

If you cannot attend, please take a moment to contact members of the House Finance Committee to urge them to oppose S 460 and the anti-hunting agenda of HSUS. 

Contact for the House Finance Committee can be found here. 

If you intend to send legislators e-mail, please be sure to use "Oppose SB 460" as your subject line.

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