Contact the authors of the bill, Senator Doug Magnus and Representative Rod Hamilton, and your personal State Senator and State Representative and ask them to oppose S.F. 1118/H.F. 1369.
Ask them to work toward protecting Minnesota companion animals, not to further hide the neglect and cruelty that occurs in our state.
Senator Doug Magnus, author of S.F. 1118
Representative Rod Hamilton, author of H.F. 1369
(651) 296-5373 or 800-735-2463
Your State Senator and State Representative
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Don’t forget to mention the bill number when you call or write: S.F. 1118/H.F. 1369.
TALKING POINTS FOR YOUR CALL
It begs the question: why would anyone be interested in protecting the interests of individuals who might be harming animals?
Facilities that knowingly operate outside of the law are not going to invite witnesses in to see their acts of neglect and cruelty.
For example, the bill language states that a governmental agency or office taking lawful action involving the animal facility or an animal maintainted there are exempt from certain aspects of the bill. Does that include Animal Humane Society Humane Agents?
Did you know that all of Animal Humane Society’s investigations of inhumane breeding facilities came about as a complaint to law enforcement or Animal Humane Society from a member of the community who witnessed the neglect and/or cruelty?
Many of the complainants had documentation to provide probable cause for an investigation.