Friday, January 26, 2007


The bus leaves Albuquerque at 1030!

Dear Friends of the Animals,
We have an opportunity to make history for animal protection again! New Mexico is one of only two states that still allows cockfighting. Louisiana is the other state. In the same way that we made the HEART Ordinance a reality, we can stop the brutality of cockfighting. Please read the message from Animal Protection Voters (APV) of NM which follows this message. Buses and/or vans will be made available for those who want to take advantage of the transportation to Santa Fe. APV is also providing a boxed lunch, etc. (see below).

This could be a historic day. We can make a difference for generations to come! If it is at all possible for you to attend the Committee Hearings, please call APV and let them know. It may be a long day but well worth the effort. Feel free to bring a book, snacks, etc. If you can, bring friends, family, a stranger off the street :). We need a crowd! This could be a great learning experience for your children (if they are old enough to sit and understand the legislative process). We are expecting that the cockfighting community and their supporters will show up in droves to oppose the ban!

Of course, as in the past, quiet is expected. Cheering and booing are not permitted. If you have any questions, please either call APV and leave a message or email us. It is very important that you confirm as soon as you can so we have an idea of the turnout and know how many buses/vans are needed.

We sure would enjoy hearing from you, the way we did for the HEART Ordinance. We greatly miss keeping in touch with all of you. Hope to see many, many of you on February 1st! Without your support, change could never take place! Thanks again for all you have done for the animals and continue to do.

With deep appreciation,
PAW ... NM (People for Animal Welfare of NM)

-------------- Forwarded Message: --------------
From: APNM News
Subject: Urgent - we need you! Attend Senate Committee Hearing for Cockfighting Ban
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:25:29 +0000

Don't Miss It! The Hearing Date for Bill to Ban Cockfighting Bill is Set


It's time to make history folks. On Thursday, February 1, 2007 at . in Room 311 of the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe, SB10 --the bill to ban cockfighting--will be heard before the Senate Conservation Committee.

Will the Fight Go On, or will the cockfighting ban and the 81% of New Mexicans that support a ban finally get an historic vote on the Senate floor this year?

The roosters of New Mexico can't make it to the hearing, -- so they need you to come and be their voice and presence. We must demonstrate with our numbers that the cruelty of animal fighting is not consistent with New Mexican's humane values.

We are making it easy for you to attend by providing free roundtrip transportation from several parts of the state (no need to hassle with parking or directions to the state capitol), a yummy lunch, a limited edition t-shirt and a great time with democracy at its finest.

You will not have to testify. We simply want and need you to attend the hearing to show legislators that there is tremendous support for a cockfighting ban.

Please contact APV immediately, but no later than Tuesday, January 30th to reserve your spot on one of our free vans/shuttles from your area: 505-265-2322 x21 or email Vans will return to your town the same day. Invite your friends, co-workers and family. Please plan to spend the entire day.


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