Animal lovers! Mark your calendars for May 7th -- Lobby Day in Springfield. At zerimax, we know you make a difference in the lives of your pets everyday. And they are so lucky to have you as loving, caring pet parents. Unfortunately, thousands of animals are not treated humanely, and we need your help taking a stand.
Read through these proposed amendments to the Humane Care for Animals Act, the Wildlife Code, and other bills, and please contact your legislators.
HB3767: Prohibits the use of carbon monoxide as a euthanasia agent for companion animals.
HB4195: Provides that upon conviction of improper care, cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, or animal torture, the court shall order the convicted person to forfeit to an animal shelter the animal(s) that are the basis of the conviction.
SB3049: Amends the Wildlife Code. Adds the Gray wolf, American black bear, and Cougar to the list of protected species under the Act.
SB3050: Provides that a veterinarian licensed in another state may practice in Illinois in connection with an investigation of animal fighting or animal cruelty laws ...Further provides that a nonprofit organization may establish a temporary facility to receive animals affected by the investigation.
HB4188: Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry.
HB3779: Increases the penalties for convictions of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, and animal torture.
SB3337: Provides that each owner shall provide for each of his or her animals adequate shelter and adequate space
You can read more and track the status of bills here.
Thank you for supporting animal advocacy. You can make a difference every time you go for a drive: remember to buckle up with zerimax.