Truth: there are 180 animal rights bills
are being pushed by H$U$ this year. So far. Silly Season is upon us. And I had so hoped the ARs would give up after the CA AB1634 debacle of past years... no, not really. sigh Insanity isn't cured over night.
I'll be updating this blog with new info on CA and federal animal rights industry activities as I find time. You can find info on nationwide bills right here
, thanks to the Cat Fanciers Association.
Starting it off, here are just a few nasty bills currently making the rounds:
Several good sites for getting latest and greatest info, sample letters and fax/phone/email info:PetPAC
, and the pet-law list
- HR 669 no more pet gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, parrots, parakeets, salt water fish tanks, corn snakes and other small pets. Action needed by Thursday, 4/23!
- AB 1122 - no more dog or cat shows, no more goldfish won at school fairs, no more 4H animal events, no more talking about stud services or potential puppy sales when sitting in restaurants.. broad interpretation and vague on details. BAD.
- AB 250 - One Strike Bill for dogs and cats (MSN after one citation that never needs to be proven).
- AB 241 - Dog and Cat Statewide Ownership Limits (MSN for all cats & dogs when you have more than 50 animals kept for breeding or sale as pets. Have one too many? AC can take it! For resale and profit.
- AB 242 - Dog Fighting: increased spectator penalties. Um, what if 2 dogs start fighting at a park and people see them? Big holes in this one. Dunno if it can be fixed. H$U$ sponsored, which raises Big Red Flags in my mind!
- AB 243 - convicted animal abusers can't have animals. Big holes in this one too. Needs work. H$U$ sponsored. Again, hmmm...
- AB 1437 - Shelled Eggs must ONLY come from free range chickens! Thanks to Prop 2 and H$U$' five lawsuits to keep UCDavis and others from speaking out, we now have this Bill. Not only can't we produce our CA eggs under the scientifically best conditions to produce quality, healthy food ... but AB 1437 says Californians cannot import eggs from out of state except those laid by free-range chix. The latest study conducted over a decade's time shows free range eggs results in increased hen mortality and more salmonella. Oh, goody.