Protect California animals from declawing and devocalization

From: Brent
Sent on: Friday, September 21, 2012 1:08 PM

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URGENT: Your Help Is Needed Now To Enact California Law Protecting Tenants And Their Companion Animals
Please follow link below to ask Governor Brown to sign SB 1229
SB 1229, a California bill authored by State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica), would prohibit landlords from requiring that tenants either declaw or devocalize their animal companions. The bill is Cats Phat Tony and Troubleawaiting the signature of Governor Jerry Brown - the final hurdle. Your immediate action can help ensure that this landmark animal protection legislation is enacted into law.
SB 1229 will protect tenants from being forced to choose between securing housing for their families, and subjecting their companion animals to unnecessary, costly, and life-altering surgical procedures.
As a California resident, your email to Governor Brown's office will help convince him to sign this bill. He has until September 30 to act, but we need you to act today since the governor could sign or veto SB 1229 at any time.
What you can do:Please send a brief email to Governor Brown today to convey your support for SB 1229.
Here are the steps to use Gov. Brown's online comment form:
1. Click here to access the contact page on Gov. Brown's website.
2. Fill in your contact information and make sure to select SB01229\Real property: rentals : animals (near the bottom of the list) from the "Please Choose Your Subject" drop down menu.
3. Click "Submit".
4. This will take you to the message screen.
5. At the top where it asks if your position is "Pro" or "Con", click "Pro".
6. Copy and paste this brief message (or your own similar message):
Please sign SB 1229. SB 1229 will protect tenants from being forced to choose between securing housing for their families, and subjecting their companion animals to unnecessary, costly, and life-altering surgical procedures.
7. Click "Send Email".
Thank you for your help on this important legislation! If enacted, SB 1229 will be the first law of its kind in the United States and will establish important protections for California animals and their guardians.
In Defense of Animals, located in San Rafael, Calif., is an international animal protection organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by protecting their rights and welfare. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi, Mumbai, India, and Cameroon, Africa.
In Defense of Animals is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your donations. Please join today! All donations to IDA are tax-deductible.
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