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NEW ALERT WITH NEW CONTACTS - PLEASE SEE BELOW! MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE INCLUDE THOSE FROM LA, SAN DIEGO, SAN JOSE AREA and SACRAMENTO!

Senate Bill 233 that would repeal the current penal code that prohibits the sale of kangaroo, crocodile & alligator skins/body parts in California (currently, the sale of these skins is a violation of California State Law) is up for a hearing on Tuesday, April 22.

BELOW IS A LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTACT THEM NOW!

Ask them to OPPOSE SB233 (more details below). Be sure to let them know if you are a constituent. Some major cities are represented! To find out if your Assembly Member is on the Committee, please visit www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html.

Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee

All letters can be sent to:
State Capitol
Room (see numbers below for each room number)
Sacramento, CA 95814

Chair, Senator Sheila Kuehl (Represents Los Angeles area)
916/445-1353
916/324-4823 fax
Room 4032
Senator.Kuehl@sen.ca.gov
If her e-mail is not working, please contact:
carrie.mcneil@sen.ca.gov

Senator Thomas "Rico" Oller (Represents areas such as: Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Sierra, Yuba, Nevada, Placer counties)
916/445-5788
Room 5064
Senator.Oller@sen.ca.gov

Senator Dede Alpert (Represents San Diego area)
916/445-3952
Room 5050
Senator.Alpert@sen.ca.gov

Senator Debra Bowen (Represents Redondo Beach area)
916/445-5953
Room 4040
Senator.Bowen@sen.ca.gov

Senator Jeff Denham (District covers some of the Central Valley)
916/445-1392
916/445-0773 fax
Room 4062
Senator.Denham@sen.ca.gov

Sponsor of the bill (please be sure to send him a polite letter)
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (Represents Riverside area)
916/445-9781
916/447-9008 (fax)
Room 2048
senator.hollingsworth@sen.ca.gov

Senator Deborah Ortiz (Represents Sacramento area)
916/445-7807
Room 5114
Senator.Ortiz@sen.ca.gov

Senator Byron Sher (Represents Stanford area)
916/445-6747
Room 2082
Senator.Sher@sen.ca.gov

Senator Tom Torlakson (Represents Antioch area)
916/445-6083
Room 5061
Senator.Torlakson@sen.ca.gov

On February 14, 2003 California State Senator Hollingsworth introduced SB233 - a bill that would repeal the current law. Late last year, Viva!USA began contacting activists and officials about prosecuting Adidas for the sale of kangaroo skinned soccer cleats in our state. We were hoping to find someone to enforce this law. Now that law is in jeopardy of being changed!

We need your voices to help make sure it stays as is! SB 233 has been referred to the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee. The hearing has not yet been scheduled. It is expected to occur in late March.

What you can do:
Write the Senators listed above ASAP. If you can make it to Sacramento on April 22 to simply voice your opposition, please contact Viva! (information below).

Points to include:
- Kangaroos are being killed by the millions in Australia to help make products such as soccer cleats and they are being sold here in California. If SB 233 passes then essentially it will seem as if Californians support this slaughter. This bill serves as our way of taking a stance against this bloody massacre.
-Kangaroos have been protected in California since 1970 - there is no reason for them to be deleted from this list.

If you send a letter, please send a copy to us at either info@vivausa.org or to Viva!, P.O. Box 4398, Davis, CA 95617.

For more information about our campaign against Adidas' use of kangaroo skins see here.