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URGENT: HEARING in Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee – SUPPORT SB1195

By February 22, 2021Legislation

February 22, 2021

Dear Members and Supporters,

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM, SB1195, a bill to protect working animals, animal enterprise, and animal agriculture, will be heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee!

Please send the Senate Agriculture Committee a quick email of SUPPORT for SB1195!

Protect Jobs! Protect Working Animals!
Protect Animal Enterprise! Protect Agriculture!

SB 1195 prohibits an outright ban by any local political subdivision, City Council, County Commission of any LEGAL, licensed animal enterprise.

This legislation DOES NOT take away local control. It simply states that these legal animal enterprises and businesses utilizing working animals cannot be banned outright or have regulations imposed that would lead to a ban.

If passed, SB1195 would disallow an outright ban on any legal animal enterprise related to working animals. The purpose and goal of SB1195 is to slow down the animal rights extremists’ agenda and steamroller by preventing an outright ban of legitimate, legal businesses utilizing working animals for the purpose of commercial or academic enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit, food or fiber production, agriculture, education, research, or testing.

In the past several years, there has been an onslaught of local municipal ordinances banning exotic animal exhibits, elephants, the circus, and carriage businesses in over 55 municipalities across the nation. Click to view the list of enacted bans on animal exhibits at fairs, educational animal exhibits, elephant rides, elephant exhibiting, and horse drawn carriages, and more. HERE

These local bans destroy animal ownership, job opportunities, and revenue that farmers, ranchers, animal exhibitors, carriage companies, and others bring to the state of Iowa. They also deny families access to animal exhibits or opportunities to view or interact with animals just because it may not align with a certain group’s ideology.

Please click the link below and send your letters to SUPPORT for SB1195 to protect Agriculture, Jobs, Traditions, and animal ownership.


Warm regards,

Mindy Patterson
The Cavalry Group