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Laws From 2009– The third law listed below passed in 2011 under a different bill number, SB917. Pretty much the same law, but worse. However because some fanciers were exempted, and others did not seem to care about the law, despite how horrific it is, the stupid governor signed the law. The law (SB917) clearly delineates SELLING under animal abuse— BUT not for non profits. There is no way in the world selling should be under animal abuse, nor should it be used to determine animal abuse.
AB241 was revised: This is a bill trying to limit how many animals (usually dogs) can be sold, by claiming that one cannot keep or own more than 50 ‘intact’ animals at a time. That means a kennel would be severely limited if they had pups and kittens since they are not exempted, and the bill actually says the city county or state can make even more stringent regulations and decrease the number.
So you could be the best kennel in town and be hindered and capped on how many animals you could sell due to animal rights claiming that no one can do a good job with such dogs, or that everyone who has that many animals is an abuser. Further, HSUS has instructed proponents to go into the legislature in following years and modify the number downward, again–this is capping economic activity and sales, a clear violation of interstate commerce to us.
MSN (mandated altering) is also a restraint on trade, since even though MSN is enacted in various locations, it does not work to cull shelter animals, and it will never work. That is NOT how you obtain less shelter animals, as we have said for years on end. You do not target the animals that are sold, the animals NOT sold must be targeted at the source, since they are the ones that have to be killed when no one wants to buy them.
This is a clear restraint on legal sales. They do not cap sales of cars or trucks due to pollution. They do not cap sales of alcohol due to drunk driving. CALL YOUR SENATOR IN CALIFORNIA!
SB250: Just another animal rights proposal to bankrupt the shelters and states, and low income people by forcing more impounds, more fines and more killing. [Ha ha ha HSUS says it is not supporting it but clearly they are, since they donated $$ to the groups that ARE supporting it. Just more proof of the lies of HSUS, how typical.]
HOW DUMB DO WE HAVE TO BE TO ENACT ANOTHER ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW THAT HAS BANKRUPTED LOS ANGELES SHELTERS ALREADY, RUINED THE MORALE OF THE EMPLOYEES, AND DESPITE YEARS OF ANIMAL RIGHTS LAWS, HAS CONSISTENTLY FAILED TO BRING ABOUT ANY CHANGE IN PART, BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO ENGAGE IN TARGETED ALTERING OF ANIMALS. In other words, they don’t send mobile spay neuter vans to the communities that need them, they ignore the people and just take in dogs for $5 surrender fee?? There is only ONE word for animal rights law: FAILURE FAILURE FAILURE
“This bill would result in a substantial increase to the General Fund cost of the Animal Adoption mandate. The Animal Adoption mandate currently costs more than $24 million annually to reimburse local government shelters’ cost to care for impounded animals. Given the current economic climate, requiring the owners of dogs and cats to pay for sterilization procedures would result in more animals being abandoned or surrendered because of the owners’ inability to finance the sterilization procedure and pay additional fines.”
“Mandatory spay and neuter provisions have failed throughout California at the local government level. According to the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), Los Angeles City experienced a 20 percent increase in shelter impounds and a 30 percent increase in shelter euthanasias after passage of a mandatory spay and neuter ordinance. NAIA also indicates that in Santa Cruz County, animal control costs doubled after mandatory spay and neuter ordinances were passed.”
AB1122: This is a proposed law covering ALL animal “sales” whereby no one can offer, sell, display or give away a live animal” as part of a “commercial transaction” on any “street, public right of way, commercial parking lot, or at any outdoor special sale, parking lot sale, carnival, or boardwalk.” UNDER this law, live lobster or crab could not be sold on Fisherman’s Wharf or ANY wharf for that matter……. the legislature removed the words “flea market and swap meet” after the CA swap meet association had a cow over the wording. The bill exempted shelters and non profit rescues, but did not exempt dog trainers or groomers or any other pet related service dogs.
Since many re-homed animals are transferred to the new home by meeting halfway at a park, or parking lot (for privacy concerns of unknown persons coming into one’s home), this is still a problem bill.