Initiative 1872

ANIMAL WELFARE (DOGS & CATS) NATURAL LIFE ACT

  • I-1872 Protect Dogs & Cats Committee
  • Sponsor:  C. Mark Greene
  • Please see your local pet store(s) and ask them to put initiative forms in the store for customers to sign.  If you get  a “yes,” send us the store phone no. and address.   Thanks!
  • Would-be volunteer signature gatherers, sign up via the contact page.
  • “They’re Torturing Snoopy” (one of our blog posts, with a link to a N.Y. Post article)

Ballot Title:  Initiative Measure No. 1872 concerns the humane treatment of cats and dogs.  

This measure would prohibit certain experiments, research, and confinement of cats and dogs; prohibit use of cats and dogs in experiments, with exceptions; regulate breeding mills and sales; and provide penalties.  

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]  

Ballot Measure Summary:  This measure would prohibit certain experiments, research, and confinement of cats and dogs by laboratories, research operations, and breeding mills. It would prohibit use of cats and dogs in experiments, with certain exceptions, and limit knowing sales of cats and dogs for research, experimentation or breeding without buyer’s confirmation of legal compliance. It would require the Department of Agriculture to approve and determine conditions of breeding mills and investigate complaints; and provide penalties for violations.

Initiative 1872 Committee: Join Our Team

If you’re interested in being a volunteer Organizer, Subcontractor or Supplier on behalf of the Snoopy Act, please send an email via the “contact/donate/volunteer” page of this website.  Thank you!

 This initiative (full text) will need more than 300,00 signatures, so we will use 11 x 17 paper for the petition, which is usually easy to copy at stores that have copiers. The text of the Initiative can be found through the  link at the beginning of this paragraph.   

We’ll need a lot of subcontractor-like operations to get the job accomplished. For example, 800 “subcontractors,” who sign up with this Initiative, agree to get 500 signatures before July 1st, and make their own copies of the petition. We use “subcontractor” loosely in this instance, because 100% of this is volunteer. “Subcontractors,” in this instance, could also get their own subcontractors (volunteers) to help them collect 500 signatures (we could call the 2nd level subcontractors “suppliers,” to differentiate them from the main subcontractors). So we have three ranks, here: (1.) Organizers (2.) Subcontractors (3). Suppliers. 

 If we go with the formula written above, we’ll need 800 Subcontractors, from anywhere in Washington State, who will get 500 signatures to help put the Snoopy Act on the ballot. All signatures must be from Washington registered voters, and you should confirm, by their word, that they are registered voters before they sign the petition. To be honest, we would be surprised if we recruited 800 Subcontractors to help dogs and cats from being snatched up or bought from wherever for vile and ugly research and experimentation, like what is going on in this story, but “surprised” is different than “shocked,” so there’s hope. We could probably get by, barely, with 750 Subcontractors, but not less than that. 

Organizers, Subcontractors and Suppliers are strictly volunteers and, Subcontractors, especially, may have to copy on their own, without reimbursement, however many petition forms needed to get 500 signatures. That should be anywhere from 25 to 50 forms, but probably somewhere in the middle.  If you sign up as a Supplier, without being recruited by a Subcontractor, you can pick a Subcontractor to work for or be assigned one.  No donated money will go to pay salaries of any kind, but will or can be used for advertising, copying, buying petition-related materials, website production/publishing, and possible transportation stipends for volunteers. One or more “non-Initiative” petitions, non-related to the Snoopy Act, may also be distributed by our broader party/committee, but any funds collected by the “I-1872 Protect Dogs & Cats Committee” for the Snoopy Act Initiative cannot be and will not be commingled with other petitions.  Any transport of “non-Initiative” petitions, if any, with this Initiative would not result in any extra expenses than if this Initiative  were transported by itself.

Attaching a resume is optional for Subcontractors & Suppliers, but necessary if you’re applying for an “Organizer/Management” position.

Initiative 1872

  • CONTRIBUTE: Suggested donation: $5.  If sending $50 or more, document your name, employer and occupation.  Thanks.
  • Send check or M.O. to I-1872 Protect Dogs & Cats Committee, P.O.B.  25781, Federal Way, WA 98093.  
  • Help dogs and cats live a natural life.