> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:35:05 +0000> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL 
> PROTECTED]> Subject: Victory! Kentucky takes a stand to protect pets> > 
> **********************************************> The Humane Society of the 
> 2008> **********************************************> > Dear Caroline,> > 
> Thanks to calls and emails from advocates like you, S.B. 58,> "Romeo's Law," 
> passed by the Legislature mere moments before it> adjourned for the year on 
> April 15. And with Governor Steve> Beshear's signature, Romeo's Law has now 
> become a reality. > > Lawmakers named S.B. 58 "Romeo's Law," in honor of an> 
> 8-month-old yellow Labrador retriever who was beaten in Pulaski> County. 
> Neighbors taped the tragedy, resulting in the arrest of> Ronald Shawn Turner. 
> He was later found guilty of animal cruelty> and a judge sentenced him to pay 
> a fine and serve time in> prison. With the new law, it will be a felony to 
> torture a dog> or cat resulting in serious physical injury or death. > > 
> Public support for the bill was overwhelming, according to> Pamela Rogers, 
> Kentucky State Director for The HSUS. "The> legislative message lines were 
> overflowing with calls from HSUS> members and other animal protection groups 
> and citizens from all> over the state," she said. "They wanted legislators to 
> know that> Kentuckians really care about the humane treatment of animals."> > 
> Thank you for all you do for animals. > > Sincerely,> > Mike Markarian> 
> Executive Vice President> The Humane Society of the United States> > P.S. You 
> can help secure even more victories for animals by> telling your friends and 
> family to join our online community.> The more people we can reach on animal 
> protection issues, the> better our chances for future successes.> 
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