|Agricultural Appropriations bill, changes.|
|HELP US HELP OUR WESTERN U.S. GOAT PRODUCERS PROTECT THEIR GOATS|
|Immediate Action Needed|
Representative DeFazio is
offering an amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill that would
ban the use of M-44 (sodium cyanide) and the Livestock Protection
Collar (sodium fluoracetate).
It is scheduled to come up for a vote as early as Tuesday evening, tomorrow!
We learned on Friday that Rep. DeFazio is offering an amendment (copied below) to the Agricultural Appropriations bill. The bill is scheduled to be heard on the floor of the House Tuesday evening, June 18.
If allowed, the DeFazio Amendment would receive a floor vote to ban the use of M-44 (sodium cyanide) and the Livestock Protection Collar (sodium fluoroacetate).
These are important tools in the states where they’re authorized for use, limiting predation losses underpins our industry as a whole, and most of all a floor vote on lethal control of predators would set a precedent for every Wildlife Services authorization into the future. AGF continues to work toward and push for viable alternatives to ensure producers have access to tools needed for predator control, but we do not have anything that is as effective, environmentally safe and targeted as these products.
The Amendment 40 Version 1 DeFazio (OR) Democrat No funds may be used for the deployment or use of M-44 or Compound 1080 lethal animal control devices. Both devices contain poisons that can be fatal to animals or humans. Submitted AMENDMENT TO DIVISION B OF RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 116–18 OFFERED BY MR. DEFAZIO OF OREGON At the end of division B (before the short title), insert the following: SEC. ll. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used for the use or deployment of M-44 or Compound 1080 lethal animal control devices.
Please contact your Representatives by email or phone call and ask them to ensure this amendment does not make it to the floor for consideration through their counterparts on the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee and Rules Committee.
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