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Old 03-06-2011, 09:28 PM
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6 animals here too. 4 dogs and 2 cats. Ugh.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:36 PM
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Uh-oh, we're hoarders. Four cats, two dogs, and two horses.

And my friend better just go ahead and turn herself in for animal cruelty. She has six dogs, three cats, a leopard gecko, about 20 cows (they're all pets, not for meat, so I guess they count), seven horses, and a donkey. THE HORROR!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:13 PM
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HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PHONE NUMBERS
Rep. Lisa Dugan - (217) 782-5981
Rep. Patrick Verschoore- (217) 782-5970
Jason Barickman -(217) 558-1039
Rep. Jim Sacia (217) 782-8186
Rep. Kelly Burke - (217) 782-0515
Rep. John Cavaletto - (217) 782-0066
Rep. Mary Flowers (217) 782-4207
Rep. Norine Hammond - (217) 782-0416
Rep. Chad Hays (217) 782-4811
Rep. Frank Mautino - (217) 782-0140
Rep. Jack McGuire - (217) 782-8090
Rep. Daniel Moffitt - (217) 782-8032
Rep. Brandon Phelps - (217) 782-5131
Rep. Dan Reitz - (217) 782-1018
Rep. Wayne Rosenthal - (217) 782-8071

Some points if people want to call:
http://www.akc.org/pdfs/canine_legis...laws_flyer.pdf


Next hearing for this is planned for Tuesday but they keep moving it... as of right now this is the plan:
Agriculture & Conservation Committee Hearing
Mar 8 2011 2:00PM
Stratton Building
Room 413
Springfield, IL
HB1080, HB1166, HB0240, HB1247, HB0006
Is this something that out of state letters would help or hurt?
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:05 AM
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Hmmm... just my cornsnakes alone make me a hoarder. I have seven of those! (Nine if you count the two I have on loan this season...)

Add those in to the dog, two cats, and four sugar gliders... well, I guess we're just a mess!
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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Is this something that out of state letters would help or hurt?
I don't think letters or calls from out of state will help as much as in state, but I don't think they will hurt. You can always point out how you'll obviously never move to the state if it passes and you will think twice before doing business in the state.

Pat Verschoore is the one who filed the bill and has gotten a LOT of calls. A few weeks ago he said from all the feedback he's gotten he doesn't want to call the bill anymore. It's still on the agenda though and every time the move the meetings it stays right on the agenda, so who knows.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:22 PM
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*points* eeewwww you hoarders!!

Oh wait, that would make me one too! ESPECIALLY if that counts my Mom's birds)
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:32 PM
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Interesting logic. I have 5 rodents and 4 dogs.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:35 PM
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If the fish count I'm at 8. Sheesh.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:11 PM
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Good grief. Yup, I'm a hoarder. 5 cats, 3 ferrets, 2 dogs, 1 bird, 1 STO.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:18 PM
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Meh, not really a big deal to me...

I'm not trying to be an a-hole, but this is EXACTLY the type of apathetic attitude that is allowing the nutjob H$U$/PETA agenda to keep creeping on along, and robbing responsible pet owners of their rights.
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