Thursday, March 03, 2011

ACTION ALERT: Utah Feral Cat Bill Passes the House

At the beginning of the year, Republican Representative, Curtis Oda, introduced a bill to Utah legislation to make it legal for residents to kill feral animals, and this bill has now passed the House of Representatives and moves on to the Senate. Under this law, any Utah resident will legally be permitted to shoot any animal without being charged for cruelty if the shooter "has a reasonable belief" that the animal is feral.

If it is signed into law, this bill will launch an open season on feral cats and dogs, abandoned animals, lost companions, and wildlife. If you live in Utah, please contact your senator and politely urge him or her to oppose House Bill 210 and the cruelty to animals that this legislation would allow if passed.

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