Florida No-Kill Bill SB818

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

Since the raid on Caboodle Ranch a few weeks ago there’s been a lot of talk about Florida’s No-Kill Bill SB818. This bill, proposed by Senator Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, would save animals and would also save taxpayer dollars.

To put this bill into simple English, it would prevent the killing of animals and transfer the cost of the animals saved to the non-profit rescues who will care for them.

Of course there would be provisions for violent or critically ill animals. But the senseless killing of thousands of pets turned into shelters would stop with this bill.

Taxpayer money, now going for the upkeep, euthanizing and disposal of shelter animals will be saved as the rescues who take on the responsibility of the animal would be responsible for the animals food, lodging and medical care.

Florida’s No-Kill Bill SB-818 may sound simple, but with the recent raid on Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida, it has many crying setup.

Regardless of what you may think of Craig Grant, there are those who believe this is all a setup by PETA/ASPCA or whoever would like to see animals euthanized instead of saved.

I’ve always disliked PETA for the simple reason they believe in killing feral cats. They are strongly apposed to TNR. As high as 85-90% of animals who come through PETA are euthanized because PETA believes in euthanasia instead of rescue. If this weren’t true they wouldn’t be protesting the bill.

The PETA raid at Caboodle Ranch comes at a convenient time (for PETA) in trying to kill this bill. Craig Grant is being used as an example against private animal rescues. If PETA can show that private rescues aren’t responsible to the cats they rescue, the bill has a better chance of being killed. And if they can show one private rescue as being bad, well, you know what they say about one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch.

Many in Florida are afraid the PETA raid will cause a trickle down effect and more raids will be forthcoming. Even on very small rescues with just a handful of cats. I’d really hate to see cat rescues having to operate “underground” with very few knowing who’s doing the rescuing or where they are located. I get a very sick feeling this is what’s coming in the not too distant future.

As I stated earlier, I’m not condoning anything Craig Grant, owner of Caboodle Ranch, is accused of. Many have insinuated PETA doctored up the evidence. As you may remember, they filmed a maggot filled refrigerator. It is said that refrigerator isn’t used for the cats and PETA used it in their video for visual effect.

Even if all of the suffering going on at Caboodle Ranch is true, this will only give more ammunition to those opposed to the law to see it never passes. The question is “how many rescues will be judged by this one case?”

Readers, I won’t even pretend to know all that’s going on at Caboodle Ranch and with the Florida No-Kill Bill SB 818. I would love to hear your opinion on this subject. Especially those of you who are in Florida who know more about this proposed bill than I can outline in a short article.

Was Caboodle Ranch set up by PETA? Is PETA really against this no kill bill that will save thousands of pets and thousand of taxpayer dollars? Will smaller rescues somehow be made to suffer for Caboodle’s mistakes.

At this point it doesn’t matter to PETA whether Grant is found guilty or not. They think they’ve proven their point. Are small rescues going to be forced to rescue cats in secret or face legal prosecution? Even though PETA doesn’t have possession of these cats, are the Caboodle Ranch cats safe or will they be euthanized at the 90% kill rate PETA is famous for? Does anyone know anything about these cats?

These are all questions I want answers to. Please comment and provide them for me and the other readers.

No-kill works. Other states have proven it works. Why are so many opposed to it?

Elisa

Associated posts: Caboodle Ranch Cat Heaven or Cat Hell and Caboodle Shut Down.

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Mar 13, 2012
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Bill failed according to this.
by: Anonymous

xxx – this link no longer works – sorry


Mar 13, 2012
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it may have
by: elisa

I had a lot of friends talking about it. If its been killed it certainly needs to be promoted again.


Mar 13, 2012
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Florida’s No-Kill Bill SB-818
by: Dee Ocala, Florida

I hope that I am misinformed, but I think this bill was killed in the Senate 03/09/2012.
If true, I will be heartbroken!


Mar 13, 2012
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Marc
by: Anonymous

Sorry, one last thing. I just read that the ASPCA’s motto is ‘We are their voice’. LOL. And they are all shouting ‘kill me, kill me’. I DONT think so actually. They should amend it to ‘We wanted to be their voice but now we don’t like what they are saying anymore’ What simple thing I do know is this: If you are an animal, the last place you want to end up is in the hands of either PETA or the ASPCA because you will surely be put to death feeling scared, alone and betrayed.
MarcInSwitz


Mar 13, 2012
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Corrupt Behaviour
by: Marc

I’d like to also mention the ASPCA, who is in on this too have their own, well timed, bill to defeat. The ‘quick kill’ bill in New York which basically empowers the shelters to deny rescues from saving animals. The horror of these two hugely funded organisations is enough to give you nightmares. To think they get the donations and yet they do the killing which saves them musch of that money, and as Michael says, probably to sell the dead animals for livestock feed etc in order to further profit. PETA and the ASPCA are my worst nightmare. The worst is when the people who appear to be the good guys are the bad guys, …they have so much money and power and they want more. I assume thats what motivates them to behave so paradoxically, given what they are supposed to represent. I hate them. I wish they would drop off the face of the earth. Sorry about that, but its just how i feel. Elisa, I read every day all the time about cats basically, and have read an awful lot of different things about these two groups in conjunction with the caboodle raid, and from all that I’ve read, I conclude as you do, that its a careful plan to make the world believe its better to kill, and that no kill rescues are hoarders and inhumane. It means more money and power for them. I wish people were better educated. Why do they donate without researching things a little. Mind you, PETA and ASPCA have millions of dollars to spend on making themselves look good. I am horrified by this large scale moral corruption and subsequent mass killing.
MarcInSwitz



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