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URGENT! Final Push To Ban Cruel Devocalization Of Dogs & Cats In NYS

Sue P.
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Vernon Rockville, CT
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URGENT: It's Our Last Chance to Ban Devocalization
of Dogs and Cats in New York State.

RAMP UP YOUR CALLS, DON'T LET UP!

HERE'S WHY IT'S NOW OR NEVER.

Give it all you’ve got. Make lawmakers understand: Devocalization is mutilation. Other countries have banned it. Massachusetts has too. It’s outrageous that NYS still allows the cutting of a dog’s or cat’s vocal cords just to suppress its voice.

On June 21, when the NYS legislature adjourns for the year, the opportunity to protect animals from this inhumane, unethical veterinary procedure will be lost.

Assembly Bill 3431D and Senate Bill S6167C both must pass by then.

If either bill fails—or is amended as lobbies that profit from devocalization want—dogs and cats will continue to suffer lifelong anguish or agonizing death.

Animals choke to death on food after being devocalized, even by experienced vets. They suffer heatstroke in mild weather, die of pneumonia after inhaling vomit, food or liquids into their lungs. The "lucky" ones struggle to breathe and cough persistently, hacking like chain smokers, the rest of their lives.

And for what? Devocalized animals are abandoned like any other.

CALL ALL FOUR OFFICES ... EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE.

THEN CALL AGAIN UNTIL A3431D AND S6167C BECOME LAW!


There are hundreds of bills vying for lawmakers' attention in these last days of the 2011-12 legislative session. That's why you must call these key lawmakers immediately AND again every few days to keep your concern that devocalization be banned front and center. Remember: Emails can be ignored. Calls can't.

•Get voicemail? Call till you can speak with an aide. Don’t give up.
•To ensure your intent is clear, say each message below, including the bill numbers, exactly.
•For follow-up calls, ask the bill's status, then repeat your original message. Always be polite!

Call the two most powerful lawmakers in Albany.

1) Tell the office of Senate Majority Leader Skelos, 518-455-3171:
“I’d like the Senator to ensure S6167C becomes law this session, NO more amendments. This is important humane legislation. I would appreciate his help.”
If you're one of his constituents, say so. But call either way.

2) Tell the office of Assembly Speaker Silver at 518-455-3791:
“I’d like the Speaker to ensure A3431D becomes law this session, NO more amendments. This is important humane legislation. I would appreciate his help.”
If you're one of his constituents, say so. But call either way.

Call your own Senator in Albany (not DC). Your vote matters to him/her. Your voice should too.

3) Tell your own NYS Senator’s office: “I ask that the Senator vote for S6167C, banning devocalization, NO more amendments. I'm a constituent and this law is very important to me. I’ll be following it.”

Don't know his/her name or contact info? Enter your address here: http://www.nysenate.g...­

Be sure to call the sponsor of S6167C. It can’t pass without his active support.

4) Tell the office of Sen. Lee Zeldin at 518-455-3570: “I ask that the Senator actively work to ensure his bill, S6167C, passes this session without further amendments. It can’t become law without his support!”
If you’re his constituent, say so. But call either way.

LEARN MORE
www.nyagainstdevocalization.weebly.com­

What devocalized dogs sound like
http://youtu.be/zI-2M...­

Meet devocalized dogs and their adopters
http://youtu.be/Gw4t-...­

Devocalized cancer survivor speaks out
http://youtu.be/RzM_Q...­

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