Friends Of Animals United NJ/NY (FAUN) Message Board › Just A Few Days To Ban Devocalization--give it everything you've got!
Vernon Rockville, CT
Please act immediately & get the word out.
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Proposed NYS Devocalization Ban, A3431D,
Must Pass the SENATE As Written by June 21
To End This Outrageous Act of Animal Cruelty.
But the Bill is Stalled in a Senate Committee and
is About to Die. If it Does,
Helpless Dogs & Cats Will Die Too.
Live in NYS? You Can Save Them From Vocal Cord Mutilation.
Keep Calling The 2 Senators Below
Every Day Through Thursday.
Thanks to your calls, A3431D, banning devocalization of dogs and cats, passed the Assembly. BUT...
If A3431D doesn't also pass the Senate by June 21, it will die, and the opportunity to protect dogs and cats from vocal cord mutilation will be lost.
If A3431D passes but is amended as the veterinary lobby wants, the law will sanction rather than prohibit the cutting of an animal's vocal cords just to stifle its voice.
The risks are enormous even when performed by a vet.
Devocalized dogs and cats choke to death on food. They inhale vomit into their lungs and struggle to breathe even at rest. The "lucky ones" cough and gag, retch and wheeze relentlessly the rest of their lives.
There are only a few days left to protect them from these horrors.
Give it everything you've got.
SENATORS WANT YOUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
TELL THEM YOU WANT THEIR VOTE
FOR A3431D...AS WRITTEN.
THEY'RE CONSIDERING HUNDREDS OF BILLS
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. YOU MUST CALL DAILY THROUGH JUNE 21
TO KEEP YOUR CONCERN FRONT AND CENTER!
The veterinary lobby, with members who profit from devocalization, is winning: A3431D is stalled in the Senate and about to die. They have deep pockets. You have what really matters in an election year: your vote and your voice.
•Please try to call daily; there are just 4 days left! Emails can be ignored. Calls can't.
•Get voicemail? Keep calling till you speak with an aide.
•To ensure your message is clear, use the wording below. Add to it if you wish, but be brief--and always polite.
•For follow-up calls: Ask the status of A3431D, then repeat your original message.
1) Tell the office of Sen. Majority Leader Dean Skelos at 518-455-3171 or 516-766-8383: "I'd like Sen. Skelos to bring A3431D, prohibiting devocalization, to the floor and ensure it becomes law as written. Many people are counting on him to pass this important humane law."
2) Tell the office of your own NYS Senator (in Albany, not Congress) that you're a constituent and ask: "I'd like the Senator's help ensuring A3431D, prohibiting devocalization, gets to the floor and passes as written by Thursday. This law is a top priority for me, so I'll be following it."
Who's your Senator? What's his/her phone #? Enter your address here to find out: http://assembly.state...
BAN DEVOCALIZATION TO SAVE DOGS AND CATS FROM LIFELONG ANGUISH, AGONIZING DEATH...
Devocalization is always dangerous, no matter how skilled the vet or what instrument is used, including laser. Even a little scarring, a normal outcome of any surgery, can block the airway. Animals choke to death as a result. They retch and gag, cough and wheeze relentlessly. Suffer heatstroke in mild weather. Inhale food and vomit into their lungs.
... ALL FOR HUMAN CONVENIENCE AND GREED
Devocalization doesn't benefit dogs and cats at all. These animals are abandoned and convenience euthanized for the same reasons as any other--or when people can't or won't pay $2,000 to remove scar tissue blocking their dog's or cat's airway.
People who select, train and care for animals responsibly and humanely keep dogs and cats out of shelters. Behavior-masking surgery doesn't.
WHY DOES NYS CONTINUE TO SANCTION THIS BRUTALITY?
Devocalization is mutilation. That's why it's long been outlawed in many countries and since 2010 in Massachusetts.
It is unfathomable that New York State still allows this brutality.
Lawmakers need to stop caving in to special interests that profit from devocalization--and instead take a humane stand for the animals victimized by it.
Your job is to persuade them! Give A3431D everything you've got over the next few days. Use your voice to protect animals.
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What devocalized dogs sound like
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