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Teenage Girls Burn Kitten And Are Charged With Animal Cruelty
July 18, 2007
In Cotati, Sonoma County California a 8 week old kitten was set on fire by young girls who face charges of animal cruelty. The kitten has undergone surgeries and has had its tail and the tips of the ears amputated. The kittens body was left raw from the burns.
The head veterinarian and owner Animal Hospital of Cotati, Kathryn Hinkle treated the critical kitten. The animal was inside an animal trap waiting to be driven to be spayed or neutered. The traps had been set on a farm but the girls allegedly stole the traps holding the feral kittens.
two Santa Rosa girls allegedly set the kitten on fire in June. An
11 year old boy saw the smoke and heard the kitten screaming and thus
witnessed the girls laughing. The girls were charged with cruelty last
week in Sonoma County Juvenile Court..
The bill could run between $20,000 and $30,000 to keep the kitten alive says Dr. Kathryn Hinkle who has donated her services. The kitten is handled with gloves and will need more surgeries to cover the wound on its back with skin.
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Pet Food Recall
The recall is limited to “cuts and gravy” style pet food in cans and foil pouches
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VOTE TO DECREASE EUTHANASIA RATES
The bill is scheduled to be heard on April 10 in Sacramento in the Assembly's Business and Professions Committee. Contact information and updates can be found here:
Mandating all breed spay and neuter of pets
*Exceptions for Registered Animals and Those With Medical Concerns
On February 23, 2007, California Assembly Member Lloyd E. Levine introduced the California Healthy Pets Act, or AB1634. This important bill comes at a time when pet overpopulation and backyard breeding trends are burdening animal shelters with overwhelming numbers of homeless pets. Addressing the problem of over breeding through the mass euthanasia of adoptable animals is not an acceptable means of controlling the population.
This bill would reduce euthanasia rates by mandating all breed mandatory spay and neuter of pets with exceptions for registered animals, service and law enforcement animals, and those with medical concerns. It would eliminate the perceived need for permitted breed-specific legislation (BSL) in California which currently allows localities to identify only certain dog breeds for spay and neuter mandates. It would also address the problem of cat overpopulation.
BAD RAP's position statement here:http://www.badrap.org/rescue /ab1634.cfm
We ask you to keep an eye on this bill as it moves through the legislature and, please, send your support to the authors, committee members, and the governor so that we may finally reduce the mass euthanasia and over breeding of our animals.
Thank you for caring,
E-Mail Received 2-16-07
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I am cosponsoring three important bills regarding animal welfare and wanted to let you know about them and about my interest in ensuring more humane treatment for animals.
First, I am pleased to be an original cosponsor of S. 311, Senator Mary Landrieu’s legislation to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donating of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption. Last year, the Senate came close to passing similar legislation to protect America’s horses, and I am pleased that this bill has garnered early bipartisan support. Like last year, it will undoubtedly face opposition, but I am hopeful that we can prevail and protect America’s horses.
Second, I have cosponsored S.261, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007, which amends the federal criminal code to prohibit most activities involving animal fighting and increases the penalties to a fine and up to three years' imprisonment for violations. This legislation by Senator Maria Cantwell has received bipartisan support and will go a long way in ending the cruel activities involving animal and bird fighting.
I am also an original cosponsor of S.394, which would help to ensure more humane treatment of nonambulatory or “downed” livestock. These are animals that, because of disease or injury, are unable to move about on their own. Senator Akaka’s bill would prevent these “downed” animals from being transported to slaughterhouses for eventual human consumption and would, instead, mandate that they be euthanized in the field. In part, this legislation would help to better protect the public from contaminated meat from diseased cattle. Importantly, however, it also provides for animals to be more humanely euthanized in the field rather than transported under what are often painful conditions for eventual slaughter.
While the 110th Congress is just barely underway, the introduction of these three bills provides ample opportunity for steps to increase animal welfare and well being. You can count on me to work for the passage of all of them.
United States Senator
The CA Dog Chaining Bill, SB 1578, was signed into law! Thank you to everyone who called, wrote, emailed and faxed to make sure dogs in CA don't spend their lives on chains!
Now let's focus on getting our homeless and lost animals out of the cages and out of the KILL ROOMS at the six Los Angeles Department of Animal Services "Death Camps!"
"To know and not to act is not to know." - Ancient Chinese proverb
eceived E-mail September 22, 2006
PLEASE KEEP THOUSANDS OF DOGS FROM HANGING THEMSELVES, CUTTING THEIR OWN THROATS, AND BECOMING AGGRESSIVE!! PLEASE CALL NOW!
California Advocacy Brigade Member,
SB 1578, the Anti-Chaining Bill, would prohibit chaining or tethering a dog to a stationary object as a primary means of confinement. Research has shown that chained dogs are nearly three times as likely to bite as dogs who are not chained.
Please follow the directions below to register your support on SB 1578 as soon as possible. The governor may act on this bill within the next day or two.
ASPCA Advocacy Center
FORWARDED FROM THE ANIMAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION NETWORK:
League of Humane Voters-California Chapter
(formally The Animal Legislative Action Network)
834 ¼ Tularosa Dr. CA 90026
Tel: (323) 666-9075 Fax: (323) 666-8007
Just a quick note to alert you to the fact that the Animal Legislative Action Network (ALAN) has joined with a new national association of political action committees working on animal issues, called the League of Humane Voters (LOHV). Nothing else changes except the name. We maintain the same capable Board of Directors, I will continue to direct the organization and we will continue to work to elect animal friendly candidates to office throughout California.
What this action will bring to our organization, beyond a mere name change, is the creative and practical talents of other individuals throughout the country who also understand the importance of a political strategy for advancing protections and rights for non-human animals. You will more than likely be hearing and receiving a lot more e-mail materials from us regarding elections, legislation and political activism as it relates to the needs of animals.
It might be a good time to inform any of you interested that previously ALAN and now the
League of Humane Voters will be continuing to work with a coalition of fourteen other animal advocacy groups in California to maintain a professional lobbying presence in Sacramento. This is expensive but critical in making progress towards greater protections for animals and quite soon we believe we will have some good news as regards the bill be championed this year.
Should you no longer wish to receive our alerts and updates, please reply to this e-mail and put Delete in the Subject heading.
On behalf of the old organization with the new name, we wish to say that the work that all of you do to save the lives and relieve the suffering of animals caught up in our, at times insensitive, society is an inspiration to us here and we will continue to strive to deserve your faith and support for of our mission.
Rich Mc Lellan MD
League of Humane Voters
Received August 22, 2006 via e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is the time to really unite. Please send the following press release to the Associated Press, email address, email@example.com, or to the United Press at, firstname.lastname@example.org, Use the link, copy and paste from the message below. If we can get one person from each state to send we have a great chance of having this posted.
National Rally in Lancaster Pa
Americans purchase puppies from pet stores, dealers, newspaper advertisements and via the Internet by the thousands and never sees the conditions in which the puppies are born. A number of reports, however, have revealed that the conditions can be horrific. Thousands of puppy breeding operations exist across the country. Many of the problems inside these facilities include over breeding, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor quality of food and shelter, lack of socialization with humans, overcrowded cages, and the killing of unwanted animals. All 50 states have anti-cruelty laws that should prevent neglect and mistreatment of dogs Despite repeated violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) many of these operations exist and go unpunished.
On October 14th 2006, Unite Against Puppy Mills (UAPM) is Holding a National Rally in Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster Pennsylvania. A very big project Ruffin' It... A Day in the Park this will be the first of its kind for UAPM! Activities will include contests, games, food, and entertainment. The rally will be from 10am-3pm. The goal of the rally is to bring attention to the national tragedy of wholesale puppy brokeraging and the deplorable conditions and detriment to canine health these puppy mills generate.
We cordially invite you to attend the rally and show your support.
United Against Puppy Mills was founded and organized on March 31, 2005 by residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There are no paid employees and work continues solely through the effort of volunteers. UAPM is an incorporated, federally approved 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
The primary charitable mission of United Against Puppy Mills is to promote awareness and provide training and support for people interested in effecting positive action for the elimination of puppy mills as they currently exist.
Long time dog lover and renowned children’s author, Chris Williams, of “ONE INCREDIBLE DOG” fame will be sponsoring events at the Rally. He has in conjunction with Keene Publishing, of Warwick New York, opened their internet sales of the “One Incredible Dog” series www.keenebooks.com/dog.asp, from now until October 14th 2006 donating 40%.of sales, with the goal to raise $100,000 for UAPM.
The reality of the situation is that only public and media pressure can bring about changes to the law and eliminate puppy mills. The national publicity is designed to encourage people across America to help put a stop to puppy mills.
Received this August 14, 2006 via e-mail from email@example.com
If you are fed up with the irresponsible reporting of ABC and CBS about designer dogs you can do something about it today. Bill O’Reilly at Fox News loves to rake these reporters over the coals for the stupid stories they run. You can contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please went you write do not rant. Explain why the reporting is irresponsible and use stats from your shelter. I have looked up the National Stats for you and I would include them in your email. The more emails he receives today the better for all of us who work with and rescue our canine friends.
The sad fact is once a puppy is past its cuteness; or a dog displays behaviors we don't know how to deal with, many canines are discarded like old newspapers. On average 100,000dogs and puppie are listed on www.petfinder.com, daily. It is reported by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, from the 5000 or so US agencies who responded to the survey, that over 2 million dogs enter shelters annually. Of those 27% are relinquished by owners, 42% are turned in by animal control, 31 by other sources, of these dogs, 56% are euthanized.
Always spay, neuter, microchip, collar and tag your pets.
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