On December 3rd, ADLA representatives traveled to Pinetop for the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) public hearing on its Mexican gray wolf proposals, along with many other wolf supporters. The meeting was held in the wolf recovery area, and it was expected that wolf opponents would pack the conference center. However, many wolf advocates turned out in large numbers, and held a strong presence throughout the hearing.
ADLA News and Updates
In This Issue:
Deadline to Turn In Referendum Petitions is Sept 10th
Comments Needed on Proposed Rule Change for Mexican Gray Wolf
Update on Animal Cruelty Case Against former Wildlife Services Employee Russell Files
Save the Date for Wildlife First Symposium
Update on ADLA Spay Neuter Hotline and TNR Program
Latest ADLA Newsletter is Available Online
The Arizona Legislature passed the anti-initiative bill on the last day of the session. HB 2305, which includes language from several bad election bills, creates numerous strict specifications that would enable large amounts of signatures to be thrown out on a technicality.
The Arizona State Legislature has just introduced SB 1493, a bill made up of several bad measures aimed at trouncing our public initiative process. This anti-voter omnibus bill creates numerous specifications that would enable large amounts of signatures to be thrown out on a technicality. These impediments would make it much more difficult for citizens to get a measure on the ballot.
Too Many Cats? We Can Fix That!
To learn more about trap neuter return and how to get started, please join us at this event on March 23!
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Please help stop bills in the Arizona Legislature that are aimed at weakening our public initiative process. These measures, if passed, would have a devastating effect on our citizen initiatives, our most powerful tool for helping animals.
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Every spring thousands of homeless kittens come into animal shelters in Maricopa County. Most do not get out alive. Before temperatures rise and cats go into heat, the Spay Neuter Hotline is asking people to stop procrastinating, and get companion cats fixed, and also take advantage of ADLA's Trap Neuter Return program to sterilize stray and free-roaming cats in Valley neighborhoods. Few cats are in heat in January, but the number begins to increase in February.