Action Alerts


Don’t Allow Animals to be Artificially Colored with Dye

Tell Governor Rick Scott to UPHOLD Florida state’s prohibition on dyeing animals. The proposed bill would undo a 45-year track record of protecting small animals from being sold as Easter trinkets. Urge Gov. Scott to veto this backwards piece of legislation by contacting Governor Rick Scott today.

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
phone (850) 488-7146
online email:

This Easter, millions of Americans will celebrate the arrival of spring with vibrant colors and sweet treats. But in Florida, the upcoming seasonal festivities may come at the expense of innocent living creatures. A new bill that has just passed through the Florida House would put domesticated animals in danger of becoming live holiday decorations this Easter. The bill would overturn a 45-year ban on dyeing live animals, and would permit pet stores to sell brightly colored chicks and rabbits.
The dyes used on these animals can kill if the animal ingests them while cleaning itself or if the colorful compounds clog its pores. Not only are the chemicals themselves toxic, but they also sentence animals who survive the dyeing process to a lifetime of misery.
The practice of selling live animals as seasonal decor all too often leads to widespread neglect and abandonment. Many parents who purchase rabbits or chicks for their children in celebration of Easter aren’t prepared to care for the animal for the rest of its life. When children grow bored of the pet, their parents either turn it in to an already overburdened animal shelter, set it loose into the wild, or allow it to die from neglect.


Tell Congress to Co-Sponsor/Support H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act
Let your member of Congress know that you support the BEST Practices Act and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor of the bill that will improve military medical training by replacing the outdated use of animals.

Contact your U.S. Representative

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About rachel

Hi, I'm Rachel and I've been active with NARN as long as I've been vegan 13 years! I made the choice to be vegan after learning about what happens to egg laying chickens and dairy cows. I had previously been vegetarian for 7 years because I finally made the connection that beef came from cows and pork came from pigs (duh, I know). I didn't want my food choices to cause the death of an animal. It just seems like common sense to not eat animals if you care at all about animals, the earth or your fellow human beings. I became active with NARN because after I found out about the atrocities happening to animals, I felt that I had to do what I could to help stop these injustices. NARN is local, puts the animals first, and networks with other groups. We aren't worried about getting credit - just helping the animals. One of my favorite quotes is: "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten and "Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done." --Russell W. Davenport

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