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E-M:/ Fur Industry Welfare Handouts

Enviro-Mich message from Wjkramarz@aol.com

"Free Market" apostle Frank Murkowski is at it again, this time pushing 
welfare handouts for the fur industry.  Please phone Senators Levin 
(202-224-6221) and Stabenow  (202-224-4822) and ask that they oppose 
Murkowski's proposed amendment to the Farm Bill.

Brutalized animals on fur farms are killed by manual neck breaking, gassing, 
and anal electrocution.   Other animals have their limbs crushed in 
steel-jawed traps.   If you wish to learn more about this barbaric and 
environmentally destructive industry, please visit the Coalition to Abolish 
the Fur Industry's website (www.banfur.com).  That organization's action 
alert is reprinted below with permission.

The U.S. Senate will soon resumes consideration of the Farm Bill, an
important piece of legislation for the protection of animals. While there
are many pro-animal amendments attached to the Farm Bill, such as
anti-cockfighting and puppy mill legislation, Senator Frank Murkowski of
Alaska has included an amendment that would use taxpayer dollars to
subsidize the promotion of wild-caught fur products under the Foreign Market
Development Cooperator Program. This is similar to the mink subsidy program
that Congress overwhelmingly voted to terminate in 1995.

Please call your U.S. Senators this week and urge them to oppose the
Murkowski fur promotion amendment to the Farm Bill.

Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

To find your senators, visit www.senate.gov

Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
PO Box 21780
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 328-0736
Fax: (202) 328-0774

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