[ SHOWGSD-L ] NC ALERT! Commercial Breeder now 15 intact females, etc.

  • From: Stormy Hope <stormy435@xxxxxxx>
  • To: SHOWGSD-L <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:25:07 -0700

NC ALERT! SB460 scheduled for Sen.vote 7/8/09-Opposition Needed !
7/2/09


A SAOVA message to sportsmen, pet owners and farmers concerned about  
protecting their traditions, avocations and livelihoods from anti- 
hunting, anti-breeding, animal guardianship advocates. Forwarding and  
cross posting, with attribution, encouraged.
NC ALERT: SB 460 Scheduled for Senate Vote July 8.

In a narrow win, the Senate Finance Committee passed a Committee  
Substitute of SB 460 on Tuesday, June 30.  The bill moves to the  
Senate Floor for full vote on July 8, 2009.

IT IS URGENT FOR EVERYONE TO CALL SENATORS AND OPPOSE THIS BILL.  CALL  
THE NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN RALEIGH AT (919) 733-4111 AND ASK FOR YOUR  
SENATOR.

Or go to this link to find the full Senate Membership list of phone  
numbers and email:



http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=Senate&viewType=normal


http://tinyurl.com/opkolu

* Amendments and revisions to SB 460 ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Commercial  
breeder is now
defined as someone who owns 15 or more intact females of breeding age  
and 30 or more puppies. The bill exempts kennels that operate for the  
purpose of boarding or training hunting, sporting, herding, show, or  
working dogs.  The language in this exemption does not specifically  
include an exemption for breeding these dogs.

* Exemptions are NOT A GUARANTEE for future protection.  HSUS has  
proven they will continue to lobby for increasingly restrictive  
legislation.  This is the step or incremental method of gaining power  
over breeding and owning dogs.

* SB 460 continues to allow for inspections and searches of all  
private property at any time.

* SB 460 allows for immediate seizure of animals for those who are not  
in compliance.

* The requirement for annual veterinary certification of suitable  
health for breeding is very vague. Certification could require  
anything from routine physical exam to an expensive panel of blood  
tests and x-rays. There are no standardized, specific laboratory tests  
or specialized reproductive examination procedures that are suitable  
for assessing the health status of bitches for breeding.

* No other species has this pre-breeding regulation in place. This  
provision only serves to make breeding dogs more expensive and more  
complicated. The decision to breed or not breed a dog should remain at  
the discretion of the owner and not become a legislative mandate.

* SB 460 is a waste of taxpayers? money at a time when the State and  
Department of Agriculture cannot afford costly, ineffective new  
programs.
GOT RIGHTS? URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE NO TO SB 460.

PLEASE CROSS POST WIDELY.

Susan Wolf
Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - http://saova.org
Issue lobbying and working to identify and elect supportive legislators


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from the legislative and political threats of radical animal  
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