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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.<br><br><br><br>
When: Thursday, July 13 at 6PM<br><br>
Where: LGBT Center, Rm. 101 (208 W. 13th St., Manhattan)<br><br><br><br>
RSVP requested: (212) 889-0303 / <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
On the Agenda:<br><br><br><br>
1. News about Council Member Rosie Mendezs proposed ban on the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses and other performances in New York City.<br><br><br><br>
2. Opponents of Council Member Tony Avellas 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.<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
4. The horse carriage industry has hired a lobbyist to push for legislation to eliminate pedicabs in New York City. Learn about the Bloomberg Administrations new bill and what we are doing to protect this humane method of transportation.<br><br><br><br>
Well also hear from:<br><br><br><br>
1. Carol Moon, Farm Sanctuarys humane educator, will speak about her outreach efforts in schools and on the streets<br><br><br><br>
2. Gary Kaskel, President of United Action for Animals, will give an update about his lawsuit against the Center for Animal Care and Control.<br><br><br><br>
3. Johanna Clearfield, Founder of the Urban Wildlife Coalition, will update us on her efforts to defend the citys birds and the politics of urban wildlife.<br><br><br><br>
4. Elizabeth Forel, President of the Coalition for New York City Animals, will update on her outreach in defense of the horses<br><br><br><br>
Other speakers, guests, TBA.<br><br><br><br>
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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