Message from Davy Hackett

President of the Virginia Foxhound Training Preserve Owners Association

Your team, VFTPOAhas been extremely visible at the General Assembly and the Members are hearing loud and clear from VFTPOA.  Personal visits to the General Assembly on the Owners behalf have made a lot of headway.

Personal visits by Davy Hackett, Charles Allen, Jennifer Hackett and Allan Bishop have not only educated the members of the General Assembly, but have also shown that these bills are a pointed attack on fox preserve owners, rural life, rural economy and the future of hounding.  Also General Assembly members are starting to hear from you, VFTPOA members.  Keep the pressure on!!

VFTPO urges you to oppose HB 1188  that makes it a crime  for charging admission for the participation in any event or exhibition at which a dog and either a coyote or a fox are placed into an enclosed area.

Immediately call or e-mail Delegates:  
Albo:            (804) 698-1042 DelDAlbo@house.virginia.gov;
Bell:             (804) 698-1058 DelRBell@house.virginia.gov;
Cline:           (804) 698-1024 DelBCline@house.virginia.gov;
Gilbert:        (804) 698-1015 DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov ;
Miller:          (804) 698-1050 DelJMiller@house.virginia.gov;
Villanueva:   (804) 698-1021 DelRVillanueva@house.virginia.gov;
Morris:         (804) 698-1064 DelRMorris@house.virginia.gov 
Adams:        (804) 698-1016 DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov;
Mason:        (804) 698-1093 DelMMason@house.virginia.gov

VFTPOA urges you to oppose SB 42 which would close down fox preserves.               

Immediately call or e-mail Senators:
Hanger:        district38@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7538;                                                      
Watkins:      district10@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7510; 
Puckett:       district38@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7538; 
Ruff:            district15@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7515;                                                        
Obenshain:  district26@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7526;
Stuart:         district28@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7528;
Stanley:       district20@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7520;                                                       
Black:          district13@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7513;
Cosgrove:    district14@senate.virginia.gov  804 698 7514