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Time:09:31 pm



THEM! (CT crust)
No Response (CT goth/ industrial. Back together after 5 years)


gogo dancers!
fire breathing by Zid
raffles!

dj's Auroraaa!, Zid and Reverend Brian bring you the best of punk, metal, new wave, synthpop and electro

Saturday December 2nd
$10 cover
11pm-4am
Lucky cat
245 Grand st

williamsburg, brooklyn

21 and over

all proceeds will be donated to help rats

contact email dementedme@gmail.com
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Subject:11/15 - Celebrities and politicians gather for animals
Time:11:16 am
Celebrities and politicians gather to celebrate the League of Humane Voters of New York City's Fifth Anniversary this November 15th!

Who: Legendary artist Peter Max, Broadway star Nellie McKay, Daytime Emmy Award-nominated TV actor Grant Aleksander*, "Bizarro" cartoonist Dan Piraro, The Vice President of the New York State Senate, Frank Padavan, New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Manhattan Council Member Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the Democratic nominee for State Assembly in the 74th Assembly District, Brian Kavanagh, Marisa Miller and Fiona Walsh!

When: Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 to 11PM

Where: Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (between 9th and 10th St.)

Reception begins at 6:30. Gourmet vegan Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided.

To buy your tickets online, visit http://lohvnyc5.mollyguard.com
To buy tickets offline, call (212) 889-0303 or mail a check for $50 to:

League of Humane Voters of New York City
151 First Avenue, Ste. 237
New York, NY 10003-2965

* Pending professional obligations

You can also visit http://www.humanenyc.org for lots more info!
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Subject:Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act passes Senate!
Time:05:39 am
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Dear all,

Unfortunately, the Senate unanimously passed the
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)- bill S. 3880,
with an amendment, late on Sept. 29th. We still do
not know which, if any, Senators were not on the floor
when the bill passed. The bill now faces a vote in
the House of Representatives early November when
Congress comes back from recess. If the House passes
AETA, Bush will certainly sign it into law.
Therefore, it's crucially important we contact our
Representatives voicing our opposition to AETA.
Efforts are being made to form a coalition of
organizations opposed to AETA. If your organization
is willing to be a part of this coalition, please
contact me and/or refer to http://www.stopaeta.org/
for further information on an important upcoming
conference meeting for such organizations to discuss
the next steps to take if AETA becomes law.

Also, Rocky, the creator of http://www.stopaeta.org/,
needs help manually submitting letters of opposition
to Representatives which have been flowing in by the
hundreds over the last few days. We are not a formal
group, and have no funding or staff whatsoever. We
are simply a few activists who learned about AETA,
became alarmed, and decided to make a web site to help
people voice their opposition to this unconstitutional
bill. If anyone is willing to donate a few hours of
time to help out with this task (all you need is
Internet access) so Representatives receive the
messages of opposition to AETA in a timely manner,
please email Rocky at rocky@dogsdeservebetter.org.

When contacting your Representatives, please bear in
mind they are at their home district offices currently
until November 9th when Congress resumes after the
elections. The House version of the bill is HR 4239.

Details & Talking Points:

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act drastically
expands the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.

•AETA labels the tactics of Martin Luther King and
Gandhi as “terrorism.” It spells out penalties for “an
offense involving exclusively a nonviolent physical
obstruction of an animal enterprise or a business
having a connection to, or relationship with, an
animal enterprise, that may result in loss of profits
but does not result in bodily injury….” In other words
any act that causes a loss of profits to
animal-exploiting industries (like a reduction in meat
consumption) can be treated as terrorism.

•AETA risks the prosecution of undercover
investigators, whistle-blowers and other activists as
“terrorists.” It defines economic damage” as including
“the loss of profits.” The extremely vague and broad
sweeping language puts all animal advocates at risk.
Causing the loss of profits is NOT terrorism. It’s
effective activism. And even activists that are not
prosecuted under the law will be affected by the
extreme rhetoric.

•AETA is unnecessary. There are already laws to
protect industries against illegal actions, regardless
of who commits the acts.

All Americans should be concerned about this gross
infringement on the first amendment. The term
terrorism should not be used against peaceful social
justice advocacy. Who will be next?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks for your attention and action on this bill.

Kind regards,
Armaiti

P.S. Below is the text of the amended AETA, accessible
via searching on http://thomas.loc.gov/, passed by
Senate on 09/29/06, followed by a list of links for
more info on the bill and ways to take action.

Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Engrossed as Agreed
to or Passed by Senate)

S 3880 ES

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3880

AN ACT

To provide the Department of Justice the necessary
authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict
individuals committing animal enterprise terror.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Animal Enterprise
Terrorism Act'.

SEC. 2. INCLUSION OF ECONOMIC DAMAGE TO ANIMAL
ENTERPRISES AND THREATS OF DEATH AND SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY TO ASSOCIATED PERSONS.

(a) In General- Section 43 of title 18, United
States Code, is amended to read as follows:

`Sec. 43. Force, violence, and threats involving
animal enterprises

`(a) Offense- Whoever travels in interstate or
foreign commerce, or uses or causes to be used the
mail or any facility of interstate or foreign
commerce--

`(1) for the purpose of damaging or
interfering with the operations of an animal
enterprise; and

`(2) in connection with such purpose--

`(A) intentionally damages or causes
the loss of any real or personal property (including
animals or records) used by an animal enterprise, or
any real or personal property of a person or entity
having a connection to, relationship with, or
transactions with an animal enterprise;

`(B) intentionally places a person
in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily
injury to that person, a member of the immediate
family (as defined in section 115) of that person, or
a spouse or intimate partner of that person by a
course of conduct involving threats, acts of
vandalism, property damage, criminal trespass,
harassment, or intimidation; or

`(C) conspires or attempts to do so;

shall be punished as provided for in
subsection (b).

`(b) Penalties- The punishment for a violation
of section (a) or an attempt or conspiracy to violate
subsection (a) shall be--

`(1) a fine under this title or
imprisonment not more than 1 year, or both, if the
offense does not instill in another the reasonable
fear of serious bodily injury or death and--

`(A) the offense results in no
economic damage or bodily injury; or

`(B) the offense results in economic
damage that does not exceed $10,000;

`(2) a fine under this title or
imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both, if no
bodily injury occurs and--

`(A) the offense results in economic
damage exceeding $10,000 but not exceeding $100,000;
or

`(B) the offense instills in another
the reasonable fear of serious bodily injury or death;

`(3) a fine under this title or
imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if--

`(A) the offense results in economic
damage exceeding $100,000; or

`(B) the offense results in
substantial bodily injury to another individual;

`(4) a fine under this title or
imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both, if--

`(A) the offense results in serious
bodily injury to another individual; or

`(B) the offense results in economic
damage exceeding $1,000,000; and

`(5) imprisonment for life or for any
terms of years, a fine under this title, or both, if
the offense results in death of another individual.

`(c) Restitution- An order of restitution under
section 3663 or 3663A of this title with respect to a
violation of this section may also include
restitution--

`(1) for the reasonable cost of repeating
any experimentation that was interrupted or
invalidated as a result of the offense;

`(2) for the loss of food production or
farm income reasonably attributable to the offense;
and

`(3) for any other economic damage,
including any losses or costs caused by economic
disruption, resulting from the offense.

`(d) Definitions- As used in this section--

`(1) the term `animal enterprise' means--

`(A) a commercial or academic
enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal
products for profit, food or fiber production,
agriculture, education, research, or testing;

`(B) a zoo, aquarium, animal
shelter, pet store, breeder, furrier, circus, or
rodeo, or other lawful competitive animal event; or

`(C) any fair or similar event
intended to advance agricultural arts and sciences;

`(2) the term `course of conduct' means a
pattern of conduct composed of 2 or more acts,
evidencing a continuity of purpose;

`(3) the term `economic damage'--

`(A) means the replacement costs of
lost or damaged property or records, the costs of
repeating an interrupted or invalidated experiment,
the loss of profits, or increased costs, including
losses and increased costs resulting from threats,
acts or vandalism, property damage, trespass,
harassment, or intimidation taken against a person or
entity on account of that person's or entity's
connection to, relationship with, or transactions with
the animal enterprise; but

`(B) does not include any lawful
economic disruption (including a lawful boycott) that
results from lawful public, governmental, or business
reaction to the disclosure of information about an
animal enterprise;

`(4) the term `serious bodily injury'
means--

`(A) injury posing a substantial
risk of death;

`(B) extreme physical pain;

`(C) protracted and obvious
disfigurement; or

`(D) protracted loss or impairment
of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental
faculty; and

`(5) the term `substantial bodily injury'
means--

`(A) deep cuts and serious burns or
abrasions;

`(B) short-term or nonobvious
disfigurement;

`(C) fractured or dislocated bones,
or torn members of the body;

`(D) significant physical pain;

`(E) illness;

`(F) short-term loss or impairment
of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental
faculty; or

`(G) any other significant injury to
the body.

`(e) Rules of Construction- Nothing in this
section shall be construed--

`(1) to prohibit any expressive conduct
(including peaceful picketing or other peaceful
demonstration) protected from legal prohibition by the
First Amendment to the Constitution;

`(2) to create new remedies for
interference with activities protected by the free
speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment
to the Constitution, regardless of the point of view
expressed, or to limit any existing legal remedies for
such interference; or

`(3) to provide exclusive criminal
penalties or civil remedies with respect to the
conduct prohibited by this action, or to preempt State
or local laws that may provide such penalties or
remedies.'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The item relating to
section 43 in the table of sections at the beginning
of chapter 3 of title 18, United States Code, is
amended to read as follows:

`43. Force, violence, and threats
involving animal enterprises.'.

Passed the Senate September 30 (legislative day,
September 29), 2006.

Attest:

Secretary.

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3880

AN ACT

To provide the Department of Justice the necessary
authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict
individuals committing animal enterprise terror.
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Time:01:36 am
Don't miss our fifth anniversary celebration!



Details/tickets here or call (212) 889-0303. Hope to see you there!
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Subject:2006 Humane Voter Guide
Time:11:08 am
LOHV-NYC’s 2006 Humane Voter Guide

When should I vote?

September 12, 2006 - Primary Election
November 7, 2006 - General Election

Visit http://www.cmap.nypirg.org/netmaps/MyGovernment/NYC/MyGovernmentNYC.asp to find your district number.

New York State Senate Endorsements

Frank Padavan (incumbent) – Senator Frank Padavan has been in the Senate for 32 years. In 2003, he was appointed Vice President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate. Senator Padavan represents the 11th Senate District, which includes Queens Village, Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, and other parts of Queens. Senator Padavan is a champion of humane legislation in the Senate, and has been honored twice by the ASPCA and endorsed for re-election twice by LOHV-NYC. Padavan sponsored the laws that ended medical experimentation on animals requisitioned from shelters and put an end to shelter animal deaths by decompression. He introduced NYS Senate Bill S. 2083, a bill to ban the force feeding of ducks for foie gras. You may reach Senator Padavan’s office at (718) 343-0255.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Frank's completed candidate questionnaire

Martin Connor (incumbent) – Senator Martin Connor has been in the Senate since 1978. He represents the 25th Senate District, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Senator Connor has voted against pet mills, canned hunts, and leg traps, and supports stronger penalties for the mistreatment of animals. In addition to his support of humane legislation, Connor has fought for health care, education, human rights, and more. The number to reach Senator Connor’s office is (212) 298-5565.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Marty's completed candidate questionnaire

Liz Krueger (incumbent) – Senator Liz Krueger has been in the New York State Senate since 2002. She represents the 26th Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Senator Krueger has supported successful efforts to increase funding for spay and neuter programs and to ban animal fighting. She has also introduced legislation to ban the sale of downed animals for human consumption. Krueger is a co-sponsor of S. 1345, to prohibit the sale of any products made from dog or cat fur, and dog or cat flesh. Senator Krueger is also an advocate for issues including affordable housing, tenant rights, campaign finance, and education. If you would like to be in touch with Senator Krueger’s office, you may call (212) 490-9535.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Liz's completed candidate questionnaire

Jose Marco Serrano (incumbent) – Senator Jose M. Serrano was elected to the New York State Senate in 2004. He represents the 28th Senate District, which includes neighborhoods in the South Bronx, East Harlem, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island. Senator Serrano is working hard to fight unemployment, housing shortages, and inadequate health care. When Senator Serrano was in the New York City Council, he supported legislation to protect animals, including the pets in housing bill, the pet store sprinklers bill, and anti-carriage legislation. He supports legislation to ban canned hunts, leghold traps, and the force feeding of ducks for foie gras. To reach Senator Serrano’s office, please call (212) 828-5829.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Marco's completed candidate questionnaire

Tom Duane (incumbent) – Senator Tom Duane, elected to the New York State Senate in 1998, is the first openly-gay and first openly HIV-positive member. He represents the 29th Senate District, which includes parts of the West Side (Upper West Side, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, and Greenwich Village) and parts of the East Side (East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, and Waterside Plaza). Senator Duane speaks out against the use of Avitrol to poison pigeons. From supporting increased funding for no-kill shelters to supporting bans on canned hunts and the force feeding of ducks for foie gras, Senator Duane is an advocate for humane legislation. Please call (212) 633-8052 if you wish to contact Senator Duane’s office.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Tom's completed candidate questionnaire

Jeff Klein (incumbent) – Senator Jeff Klein was elected to the New York State Senate in 2004, after serving for ten years in the New York State Assembly representing the 80th Assembly District. He now represents the 34th Senate District, which includes part of the Bronx and Westchester. Senator Klein was a co-sponsor of Buster’s Law, which made the intentional killing or serious injury of household pets a felony. He hopes to work for more humane conditions of animals raised as livestock and for more protections for the companion animals in apartments and co-ops. To reach Senator Klein’s office, please call (718) 822-2049.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Jeff's completed candidate questionnaire

New York State Assembly Endorsements

Pete Grannis (incumbent) – Assemblymember Pete Grannis has been in the New York State Assembly since 1974. He represents the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. Assemblymember Grannis has been a leader in many issues, including housing, insurance, health, environmental protection, and animal protection. In 1999, Assemblymember Grannis authored the legislation that created the Animal Population Control Fund, to ensure that shelter animals are spayed and neutered. He also authored the legislation that made cruelty to animals a felony. Assemblymember Grannis is a major supporter of humane legislation and his efforts continue. You may contact Assemblymember Grannis’ office at (212) 860-4906.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Pete's completed candidate questionnaire

Deborah Glick (incumbent) – Assemblymember Deborah Glick has been a member of the New York State Assembly for 15 years. She represents the 66th Assembly District, which includes the West Side of Manhattan. Assemblymember Glick is the first openly lesbian or gay member of the New York State legislature. She is an advocate for tenant rights, the arts, women’s health issues, and LGBT rights. Assemblymember Glick’s accomplishments in humane issues include a ban on internet hunting and a ban on the sale and manufacture of items using dog or cat fur and dog or cat flesh. If you would like to contact Assemblymember Glick’s office, please call (212) 674-5153.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Deborah's completed candidate questionnaire

Linda Rosenthal (incumbent) – Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal has been a member of the New York State Assembly since February, 2006. She represents the 67th Assembly District, which includes the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Assemblymember Rosenthal has advocated for tenant rights, affordable housing, and education. She has spoken out for better treatment of horses in the carriage industry and she would like to bring an end to canned shoots in New York State. To reach Assemblymember Rosenthal’s office, please call (212) 873-6368.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download completed candidate questionnaire

Jonathan Bing (incumbent) – Assemblymember Jonathan Bing has been in the New York State Assembly since 2002. He represents the 73rd Assembly District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown, Sutton Place, and Turtle Bay. Assemblymember Bing is proud to have helped dozens of constituents with animal issues, including helping tenants whose landlords want to evict them due to having pets. He supports the banning of canned hunts and leghold traps. If you would like to contact Assemblymember Bing’s office, please call (212) 628-2464.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download completed candidate questionnaire

Brian Kavanagh – Brian Kavanagh is running for the New York State Assembly in the 74th Assembly District, which includes the East Side of Manhattan. In addition to our endorsement, Kavanagh has been endorsed by The New York Times, The Stonewall Democrats, and former Assemblymember Steve Sanders, who held the seat Kavanagh is running for from 1978 though 2005. Kavanagh supports bans on canned hunts, the force feeding of ducks for foie gras, and leghold traps. He will work hard for affordable housing, education, campaign finance reform, public safety, and the environment. This is going to be the closest races of the year, so please be sure to vote if you live in the district and volunteer for the campaign if you can! If you would like to contact Brian Kavanagh’s office, please call (212) 481-3786.
Visit http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm to download Brian's completed candidate questionnaire

How does LOHV-NYC decide who to endorse?

In order to qualify for our endorsement, candidates must complete a written questionnaire to let us know where they stand on the issues -- you can download completed questionnaires at http://www.humanenyc.org/endorsements.htm -- and interview with our Director and members of our Executive Committee. After this, our Board then votes on who to endorse based on several different factors.

In addition to voting, how can I help?

The candidates need our help with a variety of tasks -- including door-knocking, dear neighbor letters, phone banking, leafleting, etc. For more information or to volunteer for any of the candidates, contact LOHV-NYC at (212) 889-0303 or email us at info@humanenyc.org

Also, if you will be voting for any of the candidates that LOHV-NYC has endorsed, please call the offices of the candidates and let them know you support their candidate in part because of his or her positions on animal protection issues and our endorsement.

For more information and resources about LOHV-NYC endorsements, please visit http://www.humanenyc.org
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Subject:LOHV-NYC Endorses Assemblyman Grannis
Time:04:03 pm
LOHV-NYC Endorses Assemblymember Pete Grannis for Re-Election

The League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) is endorsing Assemblymember Pete Grannis (D-Manhattan, 65th District) for re-election. A member of the New York State Assembly since 1974, Assemblymember Grannis is a long-time supporter of humane legislation. In 1999, he authored legislation that made cruelty to animals a felony for the first time. The Assemblymember also authored legislation in 1999 that created the Animal Population Control Fund, to ensure shelter animals are spayed and neutered.

Assemblymember Grannis is also the sponsor of legislation to allow local counties and municipalities to ban the use of steel-jaw leghold traps on fur-bearing animals. Unfortunately, this legislation got stuck in committee during the last session, but Pete has made this bill a priority for 2006.

For additional information on Assemblymember Grannis, check out his biography, completed questionnaire, district map, and more on the endorsements page of our website, www.humanenyc.org. Please contact us at (212) 889-0303 or info@humanenyc.org if you’d like more info.

Donations are urgently needed to help defray postage and advertising costs! Please consider donating $.24 cent stamps or making a cash donation online today at www.humanenyc.org.

Thanks for your support!

Mark Your Calendars! Vote!

Party primaries will be held on September 12th
The general election will be held on November 7th

For more information, visit http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303.
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Subject:Connor and Glick endorsed, $$ for humane education
Time:12:55 pm
For more information on the League of Humane Voters of New York City, visit http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303.

LOHV-NYC Endorses Senator Martin Connor and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick

The League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) made a few more endorsements today – State Senator Martin Connor (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn, 25th District) and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan, 65th District).

The former minority leader of the State Senate, Marty Connor’s been a great friend of animals in Albany, voting consistently for humane legislation. This year, Marty faces a well-funded opponent in the Democratic primary and he needs our help so he can continue his work for animals. Need some reasons to support him? Click here to learn which animal issues Marty’s going to help us out with. Contact us at (212) 889-0303 or info@humanenyc.org if you can donate a couple of hours or dollars to the campaign.

Many animal advocates already know Assemblywoman Deborah Glick as she’s a sponsor of numerous humane bills in the Assembly. One recent bill sponsored by Deborah would legally recognize pets as members of the family and not just property. She’s a great ally and deserves our support.

Other endorsements this year include Queens Senator Frank Padavan, Brian Kavanagh and Manhattan Assemblyman Jonathan Bing. Biographies for each of the candidates, completed questionnaires, district maps and much more can be found on the endorsements page of our website, http://www.humanenyc.org.

More $ for Humane Ed.

Great news! Council Member Annabel Palma (D-Bronx), whom we endorsed in 2003 and 2005, has allocated (at least) $3,500 of her discretionary funds for a humane education program in the South Bronx. Likewise, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, who recently signed on as a co-sponsor of the pets in housing bill (Intro 13), is allocating $7,500!

As you may know, New York has one of the strongest humane education laws in the country. Section 809 of the New York State Education Code requires instruction in the humane care and treatment of animals. Unfortunately, few know about it. Our friends at Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), the recipients of the grant, are working with us to increase compliance with and awareness of the 50+ year old law.

With nearly $15,000 allocated for humane education by the City Council, HEART will be looking to hire an additional teacher early next year!

Mark Your Calendars!

Party primaries will be held on September 12th
The general election will be held on November 7th
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Time:11:34 pm
Come and learn how to take political action for animals at League of Humane Voters of New York City's Summer Membership Meeting and Evening Social! All are invited to this free event.

When: Thursday, July 13 at 6PM sharp
Where: LGBT Center, Rm. 101 (208 W. 13th St., Manhattan)

RSVP requested (not required): (212) 889-0303 / info at humanenyc.org

Free vegan food will be provided by Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen.

Agenda:

1. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal will speak about legislation that she recently passed to include companion animals under court orders of protection.

2. Council Member Tony Avella, sponsor of the pets in housing bill, will speak about his efforts to get the bill signed into law

3. LOHV-NYC Executive Director John Phillips will speak about the plight of wild animals used in circuses and give other updates on the League's efforts at City Hall.

4. Elizabeth Forel of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, of which the League is a member, will be speaking about her outreach efforts in Columbus Circle

5. Carol Moon, LOHV-NYC Board Member and humane educator for Farm Sanctuary, will speak about her educational outreach in Grand Central

6. George Bliss, founder of the pedicab industry in NYC and President of the Pedicab Owners Association, will speak about the Administration's new bill (by request of the horse-drawn carriage industry) to eliminate human-powered pedicabs

7. Meena Alagappan, LOHV-NYC Board Member and Executive Director of HEART, will speak about a new project of the League and HEART to raise awareness about NY's humane education law -- which, by the way, is one of the strongest in the country!

8. Brian Kavanagh, candidate for the Assembly on the lower east side, will speak about why he's the humane choice and why we've endorsed him for election

9. Gary Kaskel, President of United Action for Animals, will speak about their pending lawsuit against New York City's Animal Care and Control

and more! Don't miss out.

More info online at http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303
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Subject:7/13 LOHV-NYC membership meeting
Time:03:34 pm
More info at http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303

Come and learn how to take political action for animals at the League of Humane Voters of New York City's Summer Membership Meeting and Evening Social! All are invited to this free event.

When: Thursday, July 13 at 6PM
Where: LGBT Center, Rm. 101 (208 W. 13th St., Manhattan)

RSVP requested: (212) 889-0303 / info@humanenyc.org

On the Agenda:

1. News about Council Member Rosie Mendez’s proposed ban on the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses and other performances in New York City.

2. Opponents of Council Member Tony Avella’s pets in housing bill have come out with new concerns and are trying to force you to choose between your home and your pet. A Q&A session will be held to answer your questions about this bill.

3. LOHV-NYC is working with Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART) to raise awareness about Section 809 of the New York State Education Law, which requires instruction in the humane care and treatment of animals. Learn about a new humane ed. resolution being introduced later this year.

4. The horse carriage industry has hired a lobbyist to push for legislation to eliminate pedicabs in New York City. Learn about the Bloomberg Administration’s new bill and what we are doing to protect this humane method of transportation.

We’ll also hear from:

1. Carol Moon, Farm Sanctuary’s humane educator, will speak about her outreach efforts in schools and on the streets

2. Gary Kaskel, President of United Action for Animals, will give an update about his lawsuit against the Center for Animal Care and Control.

3. Johanna Clearfield, Founder of the Urban Wildlife Coalition, will update us on her efforts to defend the city’s birds and the politics of urban wildlife.

4. Elizabeth Forel, President of the Coalition for New York City Animals, will update on her outreach in defense of the horses

Other speakers, guests, TBA.

Light vegan refreshments will be served. Time has been reserved for the social part of this meeting, so come and meet new friends!
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Subject:Urgent Help Needed to Ban Exotic Animals In Circuses In NYC
Time:02:05 pm
Press Conference Tuesday, June 14: Wild Animals Don't Belong In Circuses


Press Conference, Tuesday, June 14:

Wild Animals Dont Belong in Circuses



We are thrilled to announce that City Council Member Rosie Mendez will introduce legislation next Tuesday, June 13th, to ban the use of elephants and other wild animals in circuses!

A major press conference has been scheduled for June 13th at 10AM on the steps of City Hall. Please attend!

What: Exotic animal ban press conference
When: Tuesday, June 13th at 10AM

Where: Steps of City Hall

This event will almost certainly receive a great deal amount of press coverage so attendance is crucial. Please clear your calendar, skip work and bring friends! Lets show the world that New Yorkers care about the plight of wild animals in circuses.

For more info, call (212) 889-0303 or email us. RSVP is not necessary but is appreciated. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

John Phillips
Executive Director
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