Sample postcard (your own words would be even better!):
I am writing to ask you not to support H.R. 5013, the
"Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992." It is a poorly
written bill which would not achieve its stated objec
tive. It does not adequately support captive breeding
as a substitute for the imported birds it would ban.
In fact, this bill, as written, would doom captive
breeding in its infancy. Without the availability of
captive bred animals, smuggling would be rampant,
defeating the purpose of the bill. The language of
the bill also seems to extend its effects to other
types of animals. This would be unacceptable. Its
conclusions and provisions are not applicable to other
types of animals. Furthermore it makes no mention of
how the Act would be enforced or how one would tell a
legal animal from an illegal one.
City, State, Zip:______________________________
Your local librarian can provide you with your representative's name and
address. Many post offices also have listings if you need to find your
Don't complain about the laws AFTER they are created; Do something now to
prevent this from happening!
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