Hey Rick - This from Sen. Nelson on a couple of bills, including the cougar one, which will likely die in committee.
From: Sen Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject:
RE: Vote NO on S.B. 805A - Oppose agribusiness attempt to prolong inhumane treatment of hens CRM:0004321
To: "'Walter Sykes'" <email@example.comDate: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:44 PM
Thank you for your comments on SB 805-A. This bill has been referred to Ways and Means where it is likely to die. If it does reappear, your mail has gone to the bill file for Senator Nelson's consideration at that time.
In regard to the cougar bill, it passed out of the House and has been referred to Senate Environment and Natural Resources. It does not appear that it will move out of committee.
SB 616 may come up for vote in the Senate next week. David appreciates hearing your concern for this proposal and will give due consideration to the bill before it comes up for vote. Again, thank you for commenting on these three legislative proposals.
Legislative Assistant to
Senator David Nelson
503-986-1729 Salem Office
541-278-2332 District Office
From: The Humane Society of the United States [mailto:http://firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Walter Sykes
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:27 AM
To: Sen Nelson
Subject: Vote NO on S.B. 805A - Oppose agribusiness attempt to prolong inhumane treatment of hens
Apr 26, 2011
Senator David Nelson
State Capitol, Room S-211
900 Court Street, NE
Salem, OR 97301
Dear Senator Nelson,
As your constituent, I urge you to oppose S.B. 805A when it comes
before you for your consideration. Oregon hens deserve better than
The Oregon Legislature began the session considering a bill (S.B. 805)
to phase out battery cages in the state of Oregon, creating a better
living environment for egg-laying hens and improving food safety at the
same time. Unfortunately, this bill has been co-opted by the
agribusiness industry and weakened by amendment after amendment until
it provides nearly no new protections for hens until 2026. All animals
deserve to be treated humanely, including animals raised for food.
Mr. Walter Sykes