Your urgent help as a California resident is needed. A looming bill introduction deadline of February 21, 2020 is fast approaching, and we must take this opportunity to further protections for California's horses and burros, where slaughter is an all too frequent outcome! Two "unbacked" bills need legislator champions/authors and we need YOU to send the message to your California state assembly member and state senator.
Wild horses and burros in California continue to be sold to slaughter where they meet a terrifying and horrific death. These two proposed bills will enhance their legal status, thereby enabling advanced protections. Let's have California lead the way for the rest of the country in showing how we value wild horses and burros.
Wild horses and burros desperately need YOU to speak up for them today! Please urge your one state senator and one assembly member to champion two "unbacked" bills for wild horse and burro protection to help save innocent animals from terrifying and horrific deaths!
1. Call your one California state senator and one state assembly member today to urge support for these two "unbacked" bills.
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As your constituent, I urge you to author the following two "unbacked" bills in your Sacramento staffers' email boxes and with the Office of Legislative Counsel. The first is to add a Section to the Government Code relating to state emblems to designate the Spanish mustang as the official State Horse. The second is to amend the California Fish and Game Code by designating California’s mustangs and burros as native nongame wildlife, "Species of Special Concern (SSC)," and to identify them as "Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)" in the State Wildlife Action Plan.
2. Please send our email (with your personal touch) to your California state senator and state assembly member.
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Please champion/author the following two "unbacked" bills
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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