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Call Now About Six Animal Bills That Need a Push (or Shove) in the WA Legislature

i Mar 8th by

These bills either made it into committees or have a chance. Either way, they need an extra push to pass or fail in the current session of the legislature — so please call (if you have time) or email soon!

Find your legislators here — and fill out a single simple form for all three of your representatives.

ASK LAWMAKERS TO OPPOSE

HB 1323: Would provide funding for Woodland Park Zoo, which is a PRIVATE zoo with a horrible track record with elephants and other animals. More information here.

ASK LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT

HB 1919: Would expand the circumstances under which a person may commit an Animal Fighting offense to include, among other things. Read more here.

HB 1026: Prohibits a city or county from prohibiting the possession of a dog based upon its breed, imposing requirements specific to possession of a dog based upon its breed, or declaring a dog dangerous or potentially dangerous based upon its breed unless certain conditions are met.

SB 5004: Save Washington Pets says: “This important bill authorizes public animal shelters and nonprofit humane societies to provide expanded veterinary services to benefit low-income pet owners. Under current law, services are limited to spay/neuter, electronic ID (microchipping) and vaccinations. Those restrictions are lifted under this bill.”

HB 1476: [NEEDS TO GET OUT OF COMMITTEE BY NEXT WEEK!] would prohibit contracts that use dogs or cats as security or collateral, so that these pets cannot be repossessed.

SB 5211: Prohibits the use of live animals to practice invasive medical procedures in paramedic training programs.

SB 5212: Promotes the adoption of dogs and cats that have been used for science or research purposes.