Illinois Dumb Dog Billis Being Pushed By HSUS

Posted on 02/05/2009

A SAOVA message to sportsmen, pet owners and farmers concerned  about protecting their traditions, avocations and livelihoods from anti-hunting, anti-breeding, animal guardianship advocates. Forwarding and cross posting, with attribution, encouraged.

Illinois Breeder Licensing HB 198/SB 53 Advisory


February 5, 2009


SAOVA Friends,


HB 198 has been assigned to Business/Occupational Licenses Committee and SB 53 has been assigned to Licensed Activities. However, we have been advised that both bills are temporarily pulled for revision. 


The SAOVA website will be updated with Committee contact information, talking points will be revised as needed, and the revised bills will be posted as soon as they are available.


To date, Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe, Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond, Rep. Patrick J Verschoore, and Rep. Luis Arroyo removed themselves as cosponsors of HB 198.  SAOVA commends these legislators for their astute analysis of the potentially devastating impact of HB 198 on responsible dog breeders.


On another note, HSUS has established and organized Lobby Days around the country.  To find the Lobby Day in your state check the calendar on the HSUS site:


It is imperative that HSUS emotion, misinformation and myths be countered with facts if we are to protect our rights and traditions.  SAOVA now has brochures available for use when contacting your legislator.


Please share this message widely.


Susan Wolf

Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance –
Issue lobbying and working to identify and elect supportive legislators




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