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California Anti-Freedom Bills Scheduled for Hearing on Monday, July 14!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Please Contact the Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee Today!

Assembly Bill 2948 and Assembly Bill 1634 are scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, July 14.

AB2948, introduced by State Assembly Member Mark Leno (D-13), would ban the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace. 

AB1634 is being pushed by radical animal “rights” and anti-hunting organizations and is an affront to our hunting heritage and private property rights.  This bill, in its amended form, would dramatically increase the fines imposed against dog owners when “intact” dogs are impounded by animal control officials.  A third impoundment in a dog’s lifetime would result in a mandatory spay or neuter order with the cost of the procedure to be covered by the owner.

More troubling is a provision that authorizes animal control officials to impose fines and mandatory spay and neuter orders when dogs are subject to citizen complaints.  There is no requirement that complaints be substantiated by animal control officials.  By ignoring basic principles of due process, this system will be open to abuse by disgruntled neighbors and animal “rights” zealots who crusade against pet reproduction.

This bill threatens the ability of sportsmen to occasionally breed their hunting dogs in order to cover costs of care and to provide hunting partners with a proven line of puppies.  All Californians should be offended by the idea that the government can order a person’s dog to be spayed or neutered, especially based upon unsubstantiated complaints from the public.

Please contact each member of the Appropriations Committee and voice your opposition to the Cow Palace gun show ban and mandatory spay and neuter legislation.  Contact information can be found below.


State Senator Tom Torlakson (Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4007
Fax: (916) 445-2527

State Senator Dave Cox (Vice Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680

State Senator Samuel Aanestad
Phone: (916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 445-7750

State Senator Roy Ashburn
Phone: (916) 651-4018
Fax: (916) 322-3304

State Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817

State Senator Ellen Corbett
Phone: (916) 651-4010
Fax: (916) 327-2433

State Senator Robert Dutton
Phone: (916) 651-4031
Fax: (916) 327-2272

State Senator Dean Florez
Phone: (916) 651-4016
Fax: (916) 327-5989

State Senator Sheila Kuehl
Phone: (916) 651-4023
Fax: (916) 324-4823

State Senator Jenny Oropeza
Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056

State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas
Phone: (916) 651-4026
Fax: (916) 445-8899

State Senator George Runner
Phone: (916) 651-4017
Fax: (916) 445-4662

State Senator Joe Simitian
Phone: (916) 651-4011
Fax: (916) 323-4529

State Senator Mark Wyland
Phone: (916) 651-4038
Fax: (916) 446-7382

State Senator Leland Yee
Phone: (916) 651-4008
Fax: (916) 327-2186

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