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Old 06-14-2007, 06:09 PM
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> Permission is granted to resend or cross post this message
> Contact: Daisy Okas
> Date: June 13, 2007 Phone:
> 212-696-8343
> New York, NY -A resolution proposed by the American Kennel Club(r)
> Board of Directors opposing California Assembly Bill 1634 was
> unanimously adopted by the AKC(r) Delegate Body at its quarterly
> meeting, held Monday, June 11, 2007, in Las Vegas. The bill would
> require all dogs and cats over the age of four months to be spayed or
> neutered unless the owners qualify for and obtain an intact animal
> permit. The AKC Delegates, who represent 599 member clubs out of the
> nearly 5,000 AKC affiliated clubs nationwide (more than 460 of them in
> California), issued the following resolution on Monday in response to
> proposed Assembly Bill 1634:
> "Be it resolved that the Delegates of the American Kennel Club declare
> that the enactment of AB1634 in the State of California would 1) be
> detrimental to the sport of purebred dogs; 2) fail to achieve the
> results it purports to espouse; and 3) cost the State of California
> its communities tens of millions of dollars in lost revenues.
> Be it further resolved that the Delegates of the American Kennel Club
> urge the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly of the State of
> California to defeat AB1634."
> "This resolution represents our steadfast opposition to this bill and
> any others which unfairly target the responsible breeders that make up
> our constituency," said AKC President and CEO Dennis Sprung. "We are
> deeply concerned about the problems irresponsible dog owners,
> irresponsible breeding, and inadequate animal control can cause a
> community; however, mandatory spaying and neutering has proven to be
> ineffective solution because it fails to address the heart of the
> issue-irresponsible ownership. The AKC and its clubs support
> non-discriminatory, fair, effective and enforceable legislation that
> addresses the pertinent animal issues in the community. "
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:26 PM
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Dear California Animal Owners,

AB1634, the Levine-Padilla mandatory pet castration-spay bill cannot
become law if the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
reverses its position and drops its bill sponsorship. CVMA is the single
biggest factor in the struggle to defeat this ill-conceived measure, yet
its member veterinarians and House of Delegates have never been
consulted. CVMA's Board of Governors, acting on faulty and incomplete
information, endorsed AB1634 by a split vote of 10-5.

That decision can be reversed next week, with your energetic efforts
and that of your personal veterinarians. The Pacific Veterinary
Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, CA June 21-24, 2007
will include CVMA House of Delegates (HOD) and Board of Governors (BOG)
meetings on Friday, June 22, 2007.

During the HOD meeting, CVMA past-president John Hamil will debate
current president Ron Faoro on the merits of AB1634. At the conclusion, the
HOD is expected to vote on a motion to reverse CVMA's support of
AB1634. A positive reversal vote will heavily influence the BOG, several of
whom appear to be reconsidering their prior Yes notes. Any veterinarian
may attend these two meetings, but only delegates and governors will be
allowed to vote.


Print out this message and its attachments. Included are very
compelling arguments against AB1634 from well known and respected California
veterinarians and a list of CVMA Board of Governors' contact information
with the counties they represent. Take them TODAY to your personal
veterinarian and ask them to read the materials to learn about this terrible
bill. For the sake of your animals and sports, persuasively urge them
before June 21st to contact CVMA delegates and governors and request
they Vote NO on AB1634.

Thank you for your assistance.


Bob Kane
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:08 PM
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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As a hunter and also a breeder of AKC bloodhounds I think this bill they are trying to pass is a bunch of B.S. supported by PETA and other tree huggers..
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