March 23, 2009
RPOA has a new webmaster and we'll have lots of helpful information posted
soon on our website regarding the state legislature. Bear with us. The
filing deadline for bills has passed and we're compiling information for the
website and making plans for "Responsible Pet Owners Lobby Day."
To find your personal representative and senator go to
www.capitol.state.tx.us and type your address in the Search Box on the lower
right. Print it out as we're tracking 15 bills this session and we'll need
you to visit, call, fax and email them and all committee members at the
appropriate time. We'll have all the bills, committees info, their analysis
and talking points, etc. on our website.
In the meantime contact your legislators and educate them on the source of
the four very bad bills below. You can be sure they're hearing from the
Animal Rights Brigade. In fact, copy and paste from below and send them an
email right now. Each legislator has a personal web page you can email
from. There has never been such an onslaught of "animal rights" bills ever
filed in any state before. Texas is a special target and it's up to us or
really each of YOU to stop them!
HB 3180 and SB 1910: Breeder/Dealer Licensing and Regulation
HB 4277 and SB 1845: Sterilization of all dogs/cats or $300 Permit
These bills are fundamentally flawed and cannot be fixed with amendments.
Fact is breeder licensing, breeding bans, and mandatory pet spay/neutering
laws Adminse out of a radical, extremist philosophy - the philosophy of
Wayne Pacelle: (Vegan President, Humane Society of the US) "We have no
problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of
human selective breeding."
Ingrid Newkirk: (Vegan Director, PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals) "For one thing we would no longer allow breeding. People could
different breeds. If people had companion animals in their homes, these
animals would have to be refugees from the animal shelter and the streets.
But as the surplus of cats and dogs declined, eventually companion animals
would be phased out and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship -
enjoyment at a distance."
Plank 10 of the Animal Rights Agenda is: "Stop any further breeding of
companion animals, including purebred dogs and cats. Spaying and neutering
should be subsidized by state and municipal governments. Abolish commerce
in animals for the pet trade. Eliminate pet ownership."
"Animal Rights" Extremists work 24/7 to legislate pet ownership out of
existence. Propaganda is being spread by the extremists to create a crisis
and get laws passed to end all use, breeding and ownership of animals for
any reason whether you eat them, wear them or pet them.
Just give them a "tool," the extremists always say. It doesn't matter if
proposed legislation states 10 or 100 intact dogs/cats allowed, their goal
is to get the "tool" to end ALL pet breeding.
Animal Rights Extremists present information based on faulty assumptions and
oftentimes lie outright to influence legislation. The extremists get city
ordinances passed which are then enforced by "animal rights" volunteers who
canvass neighborhoods. This is being considered at the present time in
Dallas and San Antonio. Volunteers in Palm Beach County, FL will be given
used uniforms and training to knock on doors and check all dogs and cats for
With this type legislation, all dog and cat breeding is "at the discretion"
of one city staff person -- the Animal Control Director in each city -- who
can play God by selecting which breeds will become extinct. Legislation
proposed this session clearly exposes their agenda. This is not a "breeder"
issue, it's a "pet" issue.
"Animal Rights" came to the U.S. from England where the extremists succeeded
in getting Pedigree to cancel its 40-year sponsorship and BBC to suspend
coverage of the Crufts Dog Show (entry of 28,000 dogs) following a biased
documentary against pedigree dogs.
The extremists now want to END ALL U.S. DOG SHOWS AND PERFORMANCE EVENTS.
PETA demonstrators dressed as Klansmen were at the Westminster Dog Show this
year comparing AKC to the KKK. They also demonstrated at the Dallas Dog
Show in 2008 against purebred dogs and dog breeders.
All of this is information your legislator should have before considering
his vote on this legislation. We'll have more on our website later. They
are always glad to talk to their constituents. When calling, ask for the
person in charge of these bills.
RPOA Texas Outreach (501C4 Nonprofit)
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (501C3 Nonprofit)
900 NE Loop 410 #311-D
San Antonio, TX 78209
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