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Friends Of Animals United NJ/NY (FAUN) Message Board › Protect NYS Dogs & Cats From Lifelong Anguish or Agonizing Death

Protect NYS Dogs & Cats From Lifelong Anguish or Agonizing Death

Sue P.
user 45991752
Vernon Rockville, CT
Post #: 2
My dog was devocalized before I rescued him. Please help. No other dog should suffer like mine and countless others have.

Protect NYS Dogs & Cats
From Lifelong Anguish or Agonizing Death
Calls You Must Make Now!

NYS Senate Bill 6167A, which would prohibit devocalization of dogs and cats in New York, is now before the Agriculture committee.

Lobbies that profit from devocalization are working to kill the proposed ban—or turn it into a sham law that allows and legitimizes this act of cruelty!They can do that by encouraging lawmakers to stall it in committee so it can’t pass when the legislative session ends in June OR by changing the language of the bill.

If they win either way, animals lose--their voices and their lives.

Devocalization is dangerous regardless of the vet’s skill or the instrument used,even laser. Scarring, a normal outcome of any surgery, can be fatal in the throat. Or it can cause impaired breathing and swallowing, chronic coughing and choking, for life.

Because devocalization doesn’t benefit animals at all, it isn’t just risky. It is cruel.Devocalized dogs and cats are abandoned for the same reasons as any other, or when their guardians can’t afford costly surgery ($2,000 or more!) to remove scar tissue blocking the animal’s airway, a common complication of devocalization.


Sen. Patty Ritchie, (518) 455-3438, chairs the Agriculture Committee, which is now considering the proposed devocalization ban. She has the power to move Senate Bill 6167A quickly, without destructive amendments, so it becomes a law that protects animals.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, (518) 455-3171, is the most influential legislator in the NYS Senate. His support of a strong, uncompromised law is essential.

If your NYS senator is on the Agriculture Committee (scroll down for list), call him/her too. Click here to find his/her phone number: http://assembly.state...­

Don’t know who your NYS senator is (in Albany, not Washington)? Click here: http://assembly.state...­


“I’d like the senator to help ensure Senate Bill 6167A becomes law this session mirroring Assembly Bill 3431B as written.” You must say these words, including the letter at the end of the bills, exactly. Then add your own sentiments if you’d like. Be brief and polite. Don’t debate!
If you’re a constituent, say so! Constituents matter most to lawmakers, especially in an election year.
Call, don't just email. Emails sometimes are ignored. Calls can't be. And forget about online petitions. They don't influence lawmakers.
Get voicemail? Leave a short message, then call back till you speak with an aide. Don’t give up!
Learn aboutsome proposed amendments that would hurt dogs and cats by clicking and scrolling down: http://nyagainstdevoc...­


New York State Senate Agriculture Committee:
Is Your Senator a Member?

Chair: Sen. Patty Ritchie
Tony Avella
Patrick M. Gallivan
Shirley L. Huntley
Timothy M. Kennedy
Thomas F. O'Mara
Michael H. Ranzenhofer
Patty Ritchie
James L. Seward
David J. Valesky
Catharine Young­

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