With just four days until the election, we're in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota about important statewide citizen's initiatives on the ballot. Every one of these races is competitive, so nothing can be taken for granted.
We're calling on you to help spread the word -- this weekend, please share this blog or the relevant links below with everyone you know in these four states, encouraging them to vote. Many voters remain undecided, so just a little of your time now can have a major impact in helping the animals on Tuesday.
Arizona: NO! on Prop 109
Prop 109 is a power grab by politicians and special interests who want to strip away voting rights in Arizona and deny the people an opportunity to advance some animal protection ballot initiatives. This measure would hand all power over wildlife policy to state lawmakers, who are generally too beholden to the NRA. Prop 109 is so broadly written it could even repeal previous voter-approved measures such as the 1994 ballot initiative that banned steel-jawed leghold traps and other cruel traps on public lands. For more information, visit NoOn109.com. And be sure to send one of our Prop 109 eCards to any friends and family in Arizona.
California: YES! on Prop 21
Prop 21 would protect parks and wildlife by creating a stable and adequate source of funding to maintain state parks and beaches, and promote wildlife conservation and habitat protection. For more information, visit YesForStateParks.com. Or share a Prop 21 eCard with California voters.
Missouri: YES! on Prop B
Missouri is the puppy mill capital of America. In these mills, dogs are crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, and given no exercise or human affection. Prop B will stop puppy mill abuses in Missouri by establishing common sense standards for the proper care of dogs, giving thousands of suffering dogs a better life. For more information, visit YesonPropB.com. Please also send a Prop B eCard to anyone you know in Missouri.
North Dakota: YES! on Measure 2
Measure 2 will stop the trophy shooting of captive animals trapped behind fences--an inhumane and unsportsmanlike practice opposed by hunters and non-hunters alike. These "canned hunting" operations offer wealthy customers the opportunity to kill tame, captive animals for guaranteed trophies. For more information, visit NorthDakotaFairChase.com.
If you want to contribute, funds are most needed in Missouri, and you can make an online donation if you want to help with last second advertising and phone calling.
Paid for by The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, President, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
This post originally appeared on Pacelle's blog, A Humane Nation.
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