Arizona Residents: Please ask Governor Katie Hobbs to veto SB1251 which weakens cruelty protections for animals! She has only a few days to sign or veto the bill so please sign and share now!
SB1251 prohibits local governments from enacting any ordinances to address inhumane treatment of animals if the law restricts the use of working animals in animal enterprises. For example, a city would lose the power to ban deadly carriage horse operations, which are outlawed in several major US cities.
SB1251 has been misrepresented as a measure to prevent restrictions on rodeos. In fact, this legislation is part of a national campaign by animal industry lobbyists formed to protect puppy mills in the Midwest and launched the Working Animal Protection Act (WAPA) in several states.
(photo: Red and Diego at Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge)