February 6, 2004, Van Nuys, California, FUPPPS Headquarters: FUPPPS -- The
Federation of Unacknowledged Partnerships among Pooches, Pussycats and Sturgeons
-- reports their offices are becoming littered with faxes as people and pets
from all over the world respond to FUPPPS’ growing alarm over presidential
candidates’ reluctance to speak out on the issue of same sex marriage for pets.
The movement is gaining momentum all over the country, and
indeed, around the world, as veterinarians, pet food providers, pet store owners
and pet licensing agencies have all joined forces with FUPPPS members to demand
U.S. candidates come forward with answers to the question, "Where do you
stand on gay marriage for pets?"
"Folks are in an uproar!" reports Sandy Shumish, founder of
FUPPPS, as she points to letters from Australia, Great Britain, and the U.S. from
Maine to Seattle. "Why have we been neglecting this issue that’s so crucial to
our cherished friends?" Mail, which can be seen on the FUPPPS website, has
been pouring in. For example,
Van Nuys, CA
I think you guys better do a re-count! The number of pets in
the US of A is actually dropping! Our papers have been littered with stories
of pets fleeing to safe havens in Canada, where they can wed in peace.
I know first-hand. My own dear Sally and Helen just faxed me from
Toronto. I miss them terribly. Everyone should certainly sign your petition!
I have, and I’ve spread the word to all my buddies.
Heartsick in San Francisco, CA
Before making their choice at the polls, American voters need
to know that the candidate they back is committed to upholding this basic right
for all our dear friends! With 612,453,023 pets in America, each voice
adds strength to a sizeable voting bloc indeed!
InasPawprints.com is proud to host the website for FUPPPS. We invite you to
help us support FUPPPS by signing the pet-ition at http://www.FUPPPS.com/FUPPPS.petition.htm
(revised live link Jan. '05). Join the campaign to
demand candidates present position papers so we know where they stand on this