If your fambly lives in California, please ask the 'beans who are registered voters to write letters to their assembly members an' state senators opposing AB 2427 (Eng) which will reinstitute cruel an' inhumane practices like declawing to parts of our state like West Hollywood ... Essentially, this bill will take away local governments' abilities to decide for themselves.
Mom thinks that declawing is barbaric, so she immediately went to this link www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html an' then inserted our zip code to find out where to send her angry letters opposing AB 2427 (Eng).
Here's what Mom said in her letter ... She says that it's totally OKAY with her if you wanna copy her letter an' send it to your elected people, too.
Insert your address here ...
July 15, 2008
The Honorable Denise Moreno Ducheny, District 40
California State Senate
State Capitol, Room 5035
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001
Dear Senator Ducheny:
It has come to my attention that the California State Senate will be voting on AB 2427 (Eng) in the coming weeks: A bill reinstituting the cruel and inhumane practice of cat declawing. As a cat owner and a registered voter in California, I am appalled by this barbaric practice and vehemently opposed. I request that you vote NO on AB 2427 (Eng).
The California Veterinary Medical Association is in favor of cat de-clawing for financial gain entirely. Declawing is in no way beneficial to felines. It is, in fact, comparable to amputation of human fingers at the first knuckle. No business interest should subvert or restrict the rights of citizens to establish their own local policies and preferences. No business interest should be allowed to dictate policy to all California local governments ... least of all policies that are inhumane and barbaric.
California’s courts have upheld the right of local governments to respond to the changing conditions and values in their own area. AB 2427 prevents communities from deciding what veterinary procedures they will allow in their jurisdictions. This could affect future restrictions on declawing, tail docking, ear cropping and similar inhumane procedures on domesticated and farmed animals.
As California continues to grow, attempts to restrict local government results in even greater disenchantment of voters with their representatives. To ignore the will of people who elected you is to subvert the principles that made us a nation.
I emphatically request that you vote NO on AB 2427 (Eng).
BUT YOU HAFTA HURRY! The vote's gonna happen in just a few days an' it's vitally important that this bill FAIL!