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Leaflet Against Sellout Democrat Elliot Engel for Supporting the Peru Free Trade Agreement

Leaflet Against Sellout Democrat Elliot Engel for Supporting the Peru Free Trade Agreement!

Elliot Engel will be among the guest of honor at tomorrow's League of Humane Voters of New York City benefit party.  Unfortunately, Engel is no friend of animals-- he voted on Thursday for the Peru Free Trade Agreement, which will expand factory farming and destroy rainforest wildlife habitat!

DATE: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 9th, 2007 at 7:30 PM until at least 8:30PM
LOCATION: in front of Jivamukti Yoga School. 841 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY (Between 14th and 13th Streets)
Organized by Global Justice for Animals.

(NOTE: We are protesting Elliot Engel, NOT the League of Humane Voters of New York City, which does important work for animals. We are also NOT calling a boycott on the fundraiser.  Feel free to attend and support the work of dedicated activists-- just be sure to give Engel hell)

Background:
Elliot Engel Votes for Animal Abuse!

On Thursday, Elliot Engel voted for the Peru Free Trade Agreement, the #1 bill on the agenda of the National Pork Producers' Council, a bill also supported by the American Meat Institute, International Dairy Foods Association, National Cattlemen's Beef
Association, National Chicken Council, National Milk Producers Federation, National Turkey Federation, U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, and the U.S.A. Poultry & Egg Export Council.

45 animal rights groups, including the League of Humane Voters of New York City, wrote to Engel urging him to vote "no" on the Peru Free Trade Agreement, but instead Engel supported an agreement that will eliminate agricultural tariffs on factory farm exports to Peru, resulting in a vast increase in consumption of factory farmed pork and other animal products their consumption.
The agreement will also contribute to the destruction of rainforest wildlife habitat, and allow for fighting cocks to be imported to Peru A majority of Democrats had the courage to stand up the factory farmers and polluters and vote NO on the Peru Free trade agreement, but Elliot Engel decided to side with corporate lobbyists and George Bush and sell out the animals

Challenge Engel at the event.
He is a friend of factory farmers, NOT animals, and does NOT deserve to be honored at a pro-animal event.

Call Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton and urge them to vote NO on the Peru Free Trade Agreement when it comes to a vote in the Senate this coming week. Call Hillary Clinton's legislative assistant Andrew Shapiro at (202) 224-4451 and Chuck Schumer's legislative assistant Carmencita Whonder at (202) 224-6542.

Join Global Justice for Animals and our allies at the NYC People's Referendum on Free Trade at their protest on Tuesday at Noon at Hillary Clinton's office at 48th Street and 3rd Avenue. Hillary intends to vote for the Peru Free Trade Agreement and we must urge her to revere her position!

Learn more about the Peru Free Trade Agreement and the threat it poses to animals by visiting http://freetradekillsanimals.org.

Global Justice for Animals,
PO Box 344, New York, NY 10108
Phone: (347) 436-0458 Fax: (501) 633-3476
Email: info@freetradekillsanimals.org
Web: www.freetradekillsanimals.org