Best Friends is calling on you to take action
Best Friends Animal Society is heartened by the recent actions of the U.S. Senate to pass two important pieces of animal legislation. Both of these measures now go to the House of Representatives, and Best Friends is calling on you to take action.
The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (US S 1947/ H.R. 2492) would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and increases the penalties for bringing a minor to a fight. Through our work with the Vick dogs, Best Friends has learned firsthand how much damage can be done to pets through animal fighting. People who watch these cruel exhibitions and encourage children to attend should be severely penalized.
The Senate also passed an amendment to the Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 Military Activities (S. 3254), allowing the Secretary of Defense to establish and maintain a system to provide for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs. Dogs who have served America in the military should be rewarded for protecting our service men and women, not discarded like unneeded equipment. After their tour of duty is over, these heroic dogs should be eligible for veterinary care.
Thank you for making a difference by taking action for animals and being their voice. With your help, we will one day achieve a time of No More Homeless Pets.
I wish you and all your loved ones a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season
Gregory Castle, CEO
Best Friends Animal Society