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Please Support Animal-Protection Bill H.B. 215

As your constituent, I urge you to support H.B. 215, the felony cockfighting bill. Ohio is one of only a few states that have not enacted felony penalties for cockfighting, and as a result, the criminals who engage in this barbaric blood sport flock to Ohio. Cockfighting is also closely connected to gambling, illegal drug and weapon distribution and other acts of violence. I also want to thank you for passing the felony cruelty bill, also known as "Goddard's Law" (H.B. 60), out of the Senate last spring and bestiality (S.B. 195) last week. The passage of all three of these humane laws will improve the lives of countless numbers of animals in Ohio. Thank you for your interest and consideration of these issues.

Please Support Animal-Protection Bill S.B.195

As your constituent, I urge you to support S.B. 195, the bestiality ban. This bill would make it a crime to engage in sexual activity with an animal. This offense is not only cruel to animals but is closely tied to violence and the sexual abuse of children and adults. I also want to thank you for passing the felony cruelty bill (H.B. 60), also known as "Goddard's Law", and the felony cockfighting bill (H.B. 215) out of the House. The passage of all three of these humane laws will improve the lives of countless numbers of animals in Ohio. Thank you for your interest and consideration of these issues.