Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SB 250-DEAD AT LAST

Much like a disease-riddled cockroach, a bad bill is very difficult to kill. After resurrecting mandatory sterilization for pets yet again, the California assembly today wisely let the bill die a natural death.

At 10:10pm, on the fourth vote this evening on the Assembly Floor for the Motion to Reconsider re SB250 (today's file Item #43), the motion was finally granted.



At 10:22pm, (CA) SB250 was brought for a vote on the Assembly Floor. Mr. Blumenfield moved the call as he did "not" get the votes.

Here were some of the comments prior to the vote:


Mr. Blumenfield asked for an AYE vote.

Mr. Norby stated "We voted on this how many times? I say sterilize the bill."

Mr. Hagman stated "We need to vote this down."


And, finally, Mr. Calderon rose to state "I can't understand that this bill is about euthanasia yet it just won't die!"

Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma lifted the call for SB250. Here is the (unofficial) tally:


YES ... 27

NO ... 39

'THE MEASURE FAILS'

Official time of death: August 31, 2010 11:47 p.m.

Californians are sick and tired of bills that criminalize law-abiding citizens for unobjectionable acts that are well within their constitutional rights. Yet we know that the HSUS and Judie Mancuso have proclaimed their intent to continue the assault on our personal freedoms.

We are organized. We are determined. We are mad as hell and not going to take it any more!


We continue to stand in solidarity against tyranny and oppression.

Ding Dong SB 250 is DEAD!

Friday, August 27, 2010

HSUS on top 10 list for Domestic Terrorism Org

Nothing speaks volumes like this report from the Department of Homeland Security. It is an Executive Ordered 2008 DHS Report. Pacelle has tried to quash its impact with feeble attempts to have his "associates" dispute it. The report stands as no one but a President can rescind an Executive Order. Read the whole report and don't miss Page 9... where two of Pacelle's organizations, HSUS and Fund For Animals are cited as terror support groups

HSUSSUCKS.COM

"Once in the racket you're always in it." ~~Al Capone

Make sure you have your seat belts on and lets proceed.


The MOB, H$U$ and the Black EGG

Are You Concerned?

To Whom It May Concern:


Many of us across the nation and here in California watched with horror while mandatory sterilization (MSN) was put into place in one of the largest metropolitan cities in our country: Los Angeles.


We warned them it would mean more lives would be lost.


Judie Mancuso, the bill's sponsor, denied it. Ed Boks, the LAAS Director, denied it. The City Council denied it.


We urged them to embrace no-kill sheltering policies that are a proven formula for successfully reducing killing in shelters, in other words, proven to SAVE LIVES.


Senators and Assembly Members alike also turned a deaf ear to our
pleas to truly protect homeless and lost pets with PROVEN life saving programs. Not a one wanted to touch statewide no-kill implementation.
Why? Perhaps we have not lined their pockets with silver?


Today, Los Angeles finally submitted its rabies data to the California Dept. of Health.


Once again, MSN has proven to be a killer as 12, 272 more dogs were killed and 16,115 more were impounded than in 2008. The cats fared better, perhaps, since LAAS has a harder time "finding" them. Go cats! Hide for your lives! And while you are at it, take care of that overpopulation of vermin in Los Angeles, especially in Beverly Hills.


On the other hand, Santa Cruz county as usual has not reported.


I ask those to whom this may concern, call your Assembly Member and Senator and ask for No-Kill programs to be supported shelter to shelter instead of the increased killing that MSN brings.


Thank you!


Diane Amble
CAVA - California Animal Voters Alliance
A IRS Section 527 PAC Organization
http://www.cavotersalliance.com/







*I don’t believe the LA cats stats.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

California passes law barring landlords from requiring declawing

Declaw and debark are supposedly "inhumane"? And yet many legislators and animal rights groups want to force our pets to undergo sterilization surgery? How hypocritical!

Bottom line, surgery on a pet should be the prerogative of the owner.

Calif. passes bill barring forced pet declawing

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
(08-25) 16:29 PDT Sacramento, Calif. (AP) --

California lawmakers have approved a bill that would prohibit landlords from requiring tenants to declaw or devocalize their pets in order to move in.

The state Assembly on Thursday passed the bill by a 44-10 vote, sending it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Pedro Nava, says it is unconscionable for landlords to require pet owners to subject their animals to permanent surgeries as a condition of tenancy.

Under AB2743, landlords would be fined $1,000 for demanding those procedures in a lease agreement.

Eight local governments in California recently banned the practice of cat declawing, calling it inhumane.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/25/state/n162949D96.DTL#ixzz0xj0HyDEQ

Calls needed for SB 250

SB 250 is in the assembly and may be reconsidered for a vote during tomorrow's session. This bill is bad news! It mandates sterilization for the vast majority of California's dogs and cats.


Call your assembly member to ask for a no vote or an abstention on SB 250. The measure may be called for a re-vote any time before Aug 31. Below is a list of the assembly members with their vote from August 26th. Thank those who voted "no" or abstained, and respectfully request those who voted "Yes" to change their vote or abstain. Remind them that the California Dept of Finance is opposed to SB 250 because it will increase shelter numbers and inevitably raise costs.

Judie Mancuso - Follow the Money!

As if the specter of bedbugs spreading throughout America weren’t enough, it appears that Sacramento has been infested with Animal Rights extremists. Or at least with one Animal Rights extremist, Judie Mancuso. Mancuso, you may remember, is the founder and president of Social Compassion, the Animal Rights advocacy organization which has sponsored mandatory spay/neuter legislation in this state for the last few sessions. (You may also remember that Social Compassion was reportedly co-founded by Jane Garrison, often described as a PeTA activist or HSUS employee – tomāto, tomäto.)

What’s Mancuso been up to? Well let’s see, Mancuso recently finagled an appointment from John Perez, Speaker of the California Assembly, to the California Veterinary Medical Board. It’s not clear what Mancuso, part of the “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” crowd, is doing on VMB, the state agency primarily responsible for licensing and regulating the practice of veterinary medicine in California. You might consider contacting the Speaker, himself, and asking him in your best imitation of Dr. Phil, “What were you thinking?” Perez can be reached as follows:

John Perez
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0046
(916) 319-2046 – TEL
(916) 319-2146 – FAX

Interestingly, the VMB has a link on its Web site pointing to The CA Spay and Neuter License Plate site. For a fee, Californians can buy a special spay and neuter license plate. The money generated by the sale of these plates is to be administered by the California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, Inc. Who’s the president of this organization? You guessed it, it’s “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” Mancuso. So let’s get this right, we have the Speaker of the Assembly appointing an Animal Rights extremist to a state agency, we have that state agency promoting a pet project of the Animal Rights extremist, we have the Animal Rights extremist in charge of the money raised by this project. Seems like a call to the VMB might be in order:

California Veterinary Medical Board
2005 Evergreen Street
Suite 2250
Sacramento, CA 95815-3831
(916) 263-2610 – TEL
(916) 263-2621 – FAX
vmb@dca.ca.gov

Finally, we hear that Mancuso has hired the high-priced lobbyist firm, Platinum Advisors, to be her front men in the final hours of this legislative session. (These guys are the ultimate “hos” – they also represent Allergan, Pfizer and Estee Lauder, companies that just might not see eye-to-eye with Animal Rights extremists about animal testing.) Platinum doesn’t put out cheaply; so where’s Mancuso’s money coming from? SCIL, SC, PeTA, HSUS, ALDF, LCA or some other organization in the Animal Rights extremist alphabet soup? (Some of the named organizations are tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations and not supposed to be engaged in substantial lobbying activities.) As “Deep Throat” suggested, follow the money.

Chuck Bridges