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Sample Letter to Re-Elected WI State Legislators

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The Honorable (Legislator's Name)
His/her address
City, State, Zip

Dear Sen/Rep Name:

     Congratulations on your re-election to office. It must be re-assuring to know that the people of Wisconsin have such confidence in your judgement and decision-making abilities!

     As you settle back into your role a representative for the people of Wisconsin, I'd like to talk with you about an issue that is very important to me as a tax-payer and citizen of this state. I don't know how familiar you are with the industry of Puppy Mills, but Wisconsin has become fertile ground for so-called "commercial pet breeders" because we do not have any laws or regulations to govern these facilities.

     Puppy mills are the epitome of cruelty to animals. They keep helpless dogs in tiny chicken wire cages with minimal food and water, little or no veterinary care, and no positive human contact. They breed these animals until they cannot produce anymore and then they throw them away.

     In a state founded on farming values, this is an atrocity. Animals, at the very least, should be respected and cared for in a compassionate way.

     While other states like Pennsylvania and Virginia pass laws and increase regulations to reform this puppy mill industry and to advocate animal welfare, Wisconsin's outdated and inadequate statutes have not changed, so we have become a magnet for this cruelty. Wisconsin needs laws NOW to stop this horror.

     Currently, Illinois is proposing legislation to help deter the puppy mill industry. It is called the Chloe Bill, and, among other things, seeks to limit the number of unaltered dogs a breeder can own.

     This winter, legislation will be introduced to help stop the suffering of these innocent dogs. Please support this legislation. Let's not allow Wisconsin to be the kind of state that follows -- let us be the kind of state who LEADS! Let's make changes to how we treat our animals TODAY.

Your Name
Your Address

Please note: You MUST include your name and address. Your legislator won't pay much attention to what you have to say if this information isn't included--if your letter even reaches his/her desk.

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