URGENT: Please support anti-debark and declaw bill AB 2743

URGENT: Please support anti-debark and declaw bill AB 2743

by Michael
(London, UK)

19th August 2010: I have just received an email from the Paw Project asking support for the anti-debark and declaw bill AB 2743 going through the Californian legislature (I wrote about this earlier). It is important that people in America support the bill as the AVMA are fighting it (what else!). The AVMA will wheel out the same old tired arguments but they will wheel them out so we need to counter what effect that might have.

I order to spread the word I reproduce the email here:

The California Legislature is currently considering a bill that would prohibit landlords from requiring tenants to declaw or devocalize their animals.

The full text of AB 2743 is available at this link.

For more information on the bill, you can also visit the Paw Project website.

The Assembly floor vote on AB 2743 was very positive, and AB 2743 is now going to the Senate. The measure narrowly passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 3-2 vote, and will be voted on by the full Senate next week.

PLEASE write letters to state senators (find your senator here)

In particular, these Senators should be contacted:

Senator Ron Calderon
State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4030
Fax: (916) 327-8755

Senator Lou Correa
State Capitol, Room 5052
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4034
Fax: (916) 323-2323

Senator Gloria Negrete MacLeod
State Capitol, Room 2059
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4032
Fax: (916) 445-0128

Senator Mimi Walters
State Capitol, Room 3082
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916) 445-9754

Senator Lois Wolk
State Capitol, Room 4032
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4005
Fax: (916) 323-2304

Senator Roderick Wright
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712

Senator Mark Wyland
State Capitol, Room 4048
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4038
Fax: (916) 446-7382

When the bill passes the senate, please write to Governor Schwarzenegger (State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814 — Phone: 916-445-2841 Fax: 916-558-3160). Please note that the governor’s office will probably not consider the letter or calls before the bill passes the Senate. E-mails to the Governor have been ineffective in the past, but go ahead and send them if you have time.

YOUR SUPPORT will be helpful because the California Veterinary Medical Association is lobbying very hard to kill the bill. CVMA is making the rounds of legislators? offices and making its views known to the Governor. It has also sent out an alert to its members stating that it is ?strongly opposed? to the bill and urging its members to send letters of opposition to their state senators and to the Governor.

The CVMA is powerful because many legislators automatically support the position held by a trade or business association. Therefore, letters coming in from across the state strongly in support of the law will be necessary. Please inform as many people and rescue groups as possible.

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Until September 7th I will give 10 cents to an animal charity for every comment. It is a way to help animal welfare without much effort at no cost. Comments help this website too, which is about animal welfare.

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Aug 24, 2010 It passed
by: Jim

Thank’s to eberyone who helped us pass this bill. It still needs the Governor’s signature to become law.

Aug 20, 2010 Please support this bill
by: Ruth

Please everyone, support this crucial bill.
Each one passed is a step further towards the end of uneccessary pre-meditated animal abuse.

Aug 19, 2010 I am with Michael.
by: Poochu

The Global Support for the Anti-Debark and Declaw bill AB2743 is crucial.

Let all sane thinking people understand that Pets have Rights too.

Let the Dogs and Cats live a Natural Life.

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