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Senator Adams Convenes Animal Rights Roundtable

 

     


    NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS CONVENES ANIMAL RIGHTS ROUNDTABLE TO ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF NEW PARTNERSHIP: LEGISLATORS FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS


     


    In an effort to shed light on the pressing issues surrounding animal rights, Senator Eric Adams will host a roundtable discussion entitled “Humane Treatment of Animals” on Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:00 Noon, at 250 Broadway, New York (in the Senate hearing room on the 19th floor). 


     


    Senator Adams’ statement: "Animals are entitled to caring, proper treatment at the hands of humans.  The protection of and the prevention of cruelty to animals are hallmarks of a decent civilization, and our society must strive to eliminate abuse of and brutality towards animals.


     


    “I look forward to discussing the many issues surrounding these topics with several animal-rights activists.  I will also announce the formation of a new Senate-Assembly partnership group, Legislators for the Humane Treatment of Animals, to develop regulations that benefit animals and govern their appropriate treatment."


     


    Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal statement: “From helping law enforcement officials better address animal cruelty abuses, to reforming the most egregious practices in factory farms, there is no shortage of work to be done in creating a more humane New York.”  Assemblymember Rosenthal has passed four laws protecting animals since assuming office four years ago. “I am committed to advancing legislation this session to create an online animal cruelty database for use by police, district attorneys and adoption agencies, and to end livestock abuses like lifetime confinement and the painful and unnecessary removal of tails in cattle. This roundtable is a tremendous opportunity to work together and discuss new protections for companion animals and wildlife across our state."


     


    Senator Schneiderman statement:"I have been proud to sponsor legislation to protect animals from cruelty throughout my career. I now look forward to continuing my commitment to these issues in the months ahead with Senator Adams, Assemblymember Rosenthal and my colleagues in government as a member of Legislators for the Humane Treatment of Animals."


     


    Date/Time:     Friday, April 16, 2010/Noon, 12:00pm


    Place:                250 Broadway, NY, NY - Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor


     


    Presiding:      NYS Senator Eric Adams


                            NY Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal


                            Other elected officials


    Various Animal Rights Groups