Animal protection organizations and advocates from across Hawaii participating in Humane Lobby Day will meet with lawmakers on Friday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and wildlife. The Humane Society of the United States is sponsoring Humane Lobby Day.
WHO: Inga Gibson, Hawaii state director with The HSUS, and representatives from West Hawaii Humane Society, K9 Kokua, Oahu SPCA, Hawaii Cat Foundation, Cat Friends, Kauai Ferals, Equine 808 Horse Rescue, Hui Pono Holoholona, Center for Biological Diversity, Kauai Humane Society, For the Fishes, Hawaii Island Humane Society and AdvoCats
WHAT: Hawaii advocates will meet with their state legislators to urge their support of a number of animal protection measures, including laws that would prohibit the use of cruel snare traps in residential areas; prevent painful surgical procedures on pets such as ear-cutting by non-veterinarians; set basic welfare standards for large-scale dog breeders, protect marine wildlife, and disallow anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning animals for a period of time.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 8; Media is invited to attend between noon and 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, at 415 South Beretania, in Honolulu
Media Contact: Pepper Van Tassell: 240-751-0232; email@example.com
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