A letter from Cathy LaSusa who was a leader in the charge against the animal cruelty law.
Deep gratitude to each of you who took action to fight HB2150, the farm animal cruelty bill, which was vetoed yesterday afternoon by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. It was his first veto since taking office, and it was to stand up for over 10 million animals!
BE SURE TO READ GOV DUCEY’S VETO LETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE ATTACHMENT AT BOTTOM
Despite the power and wealth of the agriculture industry lobby here, the pressure from his own party caucus, and the bill passage in both the state House and Senate, Governor Ducey made the just, courageous, and compassionate decision to veto HB2150. If passed, this legislation would have eliminated or weakened all but one of Arizona ’s current laws against cruelty to farm animals, among many other devastating effects. Led by the local and national humane and animal activist coalitions, assisted by other local, regional and national groups, and supported by thousands of advocates on the ground and nation-wide, our collective voices were heard and made the difference.
Please take a moment today to thank and share your appreciation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for his compassion and leadership on this issue. For your information and to share, attached is his veto letter transmitted to the legislature yesterday.
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p.s. For those of you who didn’t participate or take action this time around, your voices are still needed for the other current and future battles on behalf of billions of voiceless and defenseless animals, so please speak up.