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Mississippi Animal Advocacy prepares to lobby against cruelty

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Animal Advocacy Group is planning to get together at the end of the month to finalize an agenda on making animal cruelty laws in the state tougher.

The advocacy group is a state wide organization made up of shelter and animal rescue people and other individuals who want to see changes in legislation to help better protect animals in the state.

The group will be joining the Humane Society of the United States in February in Jackson to lobby for change in animal cruelty laws. They are expected to address several animal cruelty issues with the biggest being getting a ban on the use of the gas chamber to euthanize animals.

District 104 representative Larry Byrd agrees some change in state animal cruelty laws is needed.

"One of the issues is not going to be hard thing to agree with, euthanasia of animals," said Byrd. "Some people are still using gas for that purpose when an injection is little more pleasant."

Humane Lobby Day will take place on Monday, Feb. 13.

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