Skip to content

Make telephone calls to ban devocalization in New York

May 9, 2012

New York Against Devocalization

BACKGROUND | SOURCE NY AGAINST DEVOCALIZATION

The proposed NYS devocalization ban is in trouble. The legislation must pass both the Assembly and the Senate before the 2011-2012 session ends in June–and the veterinary lobby, with members who profit from devocalization, has mobilized to defeat it.

It’s time for animal advocates to mobilize too, while the legislation still has a chance to become an enforceable law.

Legislative aides say the veterinary lobby is vocal and tenacious in its quest to kill the proposed devocalization ban. It can do that by stalling the legislation in committee…or amending it into a sham law that allows, legitimizes and will encourage this cruelty.

Pro-devocalization lobbies failed in Massachusetts , which passed a strong devocalization ban thanks only to calls to lawmakers by kind people like you. That has to happen in NY too.

Don’t let those who promote abject cruelty–cutting vocal cords just to stifle a dog’s or cat’s voice–win in NYS or helpless animals will lose.

 

5 Minutes to Spare Dogs and Cats

Lifelong Anguish or Agonizing Death.

Every Call is Vital. Yours Matters.


WHOM TO CALL, WHAT TO SAY

Start by identifying yourself. If you represent a shelter, rescue or  advocacy organization, or are a vet, say so!

Sen. Agriculture Committee Chair Patty Ritchie, 518-455-3438:   “Please release Senate Bill 6167A from Agriculture quickly and favorably. I ask that it not be amended beyond the language of Assembly Bill 3431B as written, so it has a chance to become an enforceable law that protects dogs and cats.”

Assembly Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol, 518-455-4477
“Please release Assembly Bill 3431B from Codes quickly and favorably as written, without further amendments so it has a chance to become an enforceable law that protects dogs and cats.”

If you have a few more minutes, please call these two power-brokers of the NYS Legislature too:

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, 518-455-3791: “I’d like the Speaker’s help ensuring Assembly Bill 3431B is passed as written this session, without further amendments, so it can become an enforceable law that protects dogs and cats.”

Sen. Majority Leader Dean Skelos, 518-455-3171: “I’d like the Senator’s help ensuring Senate Bill 6167A is passed this session.  I ask that it not be amended beyond the language of Assembly Bill 3431B as written, so it can become an enforceable law that protects dogs and cats.”

If your New York State Senator is on the Agriculture Committee, call him/her too. Click here to find his/her phone number: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators. The members of the Agriculture Committee are: Chair: Sen. Patty Ritchie Tony Avella, Patrick M. Gallivan, Shirley L. Huntley, Timothy M. Kennedy, Thomas F. O’Mara, Michael H. Ranzenhofer, James L. Seward, David J. Valesky, Catharine Young.

Don’t know who your New York State Senator is (in Albany, not Washington)? Click here: http://senate.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search

  • Use the specific wording provided–including the letters at the end of each bill number–so your message is clear. Add your own thoughts if you’d like, but be brief and always polite.
  • If you get voicemail, leave a short message, then call back until you can speak with an aide. Don’t give up!
  • The position of our coalition, New York Against Devocalization, is simple: Devocalization is an act of cruelty that NY must prohibit for any reason except to treat a physical ailment causing the animal medical harm.
  • Learn more about the issue and proposed amendments here: http://nyagainstdevocalization.weebly.com/pending-new-york-devocalization-ban.html

 



 


New York Against Devocalization

www.nyagainstdevocalization.weebly.com



do not be silent for those who cannot speak,
we are the voice of the wounded and
the weak.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


3 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    May 10, 2012 2:11 am

    do not be silent for those who cannot speak,
    we are the voice of the wounded and
    the weak.

    Like

  2. LINDA BADHAM permalink
    May 10, 2012 3:13 pm

    I TRULY CAN NOT WRITE HERE WHAT I WANT TO. ! I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT ANY DECENT FEELING HUMAN BEING WOULD PERFORM SUCH A TERRIBLE CRUEL DEED TO AN ANIMAL ! THIS IS CRIMINAL AND GOD GAVE US THE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES TO BE OUR COMPANIONS , NOT TO BE TORTURED BY TAKING AWAY THEIR NATURAL VOCALS. THIS IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE, AND I KNOW THAT THE UK HAS CRUEL THINGS TO ANIMALS BUT I KNOW THAT THIS WOULD NEVER EVER BE ALLOWED. I PRAY THIS WILL BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY ! THE WORLDS F—G MAD !!!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jet Eliot

Travel and Wildlife Adventures

hocuspocus13

Magickal Arts

Organic Opinion

Finding it, aye there's the rub~

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

Eat No Harm

Living consciously for our planet, the animals, and ourselves.

Flawless Pandemonium

Question everything~

Veganism is Nonviolence

Being Vegan Is A First Step To A Nonviolent Life

The Biotrotter

Adventure, nature conservation, photography

Sophies Foodie Files

Mostly healthy & tasty colourful cooking with Sophie's twist!

Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed

Surviving Narcissistic Abuse | No Contact | Narcissists and Lying | Devalue and Discard | Love Bombing | Cognitive Dissonance | Narcissistic Supply

Steal This Meme

humans' vegan past & future. SHIRIN - Subvert Human Irrationalities, Rediscover Innate Nature

Gillian Prew

poetry 100% vegan

Nepali Today

Coffee break Photo Blogs Base In Tokyo, Japan.

veganomics

making the link between our food, our health, our society, our environment and our economy

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

Arcilla y fuego

Una visión sobre el complejo y apasionante mundo de la cerámica

Gotta Find a Home:

Conversations with Street People

Cindy Knoke

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Just another WordPress.com site

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,836 other followers

%d bloggers like this: