The Proposed NYS Devocalization Ban is Now On The Verge of a Vote By the Full Assembly.
Call TODAY to Ensure It Gets One... And Passes AS WRITTEN.
If Amended, It Could Enable This Cruelty!
Thanks to your calls, A3431D, prohibiting devocalization of dogs and cats, is just a step away from a vote by the full Assembly. But an Assemblymember asked that it be "laid aside." If it gets a vote--which could happen at any time now--it'll be debated.
The legislative allies of lobbies that profit from devocalization will try to amend the bill so it allows and legitimizes the very act of animal cruelty the law is supposed to prohibit!
Don't let them win or helpless dogs and cats will lose their voices, their wellbeing and their lives...all for human convenience.
Devocalization is always dangerous, no matter how experienced the vet. These animals choke to death on their food and inhale vomit into their lungs. They suffer heatstroke on mild days...struggle to breathe...and cough and gag, retch and wheeze relentlessly the rest of their lives.
And for what? Devocalized animals are abandoned like any other.
This needless, unethical, risky surgery subjects dogs and cats only to anguish, no benefit. You can protect them by making these calls today and asking at least 2 friends to do the same.
Call Your NYS Assemblymember Immediately-- Even If You've Called Before.
Ask for an aide and say these words exactly: “I’m a constituent, and I’d like the Assemblymember to vote for A3431D, prohibiting devocalization, without further amendments. This law is a top priority for me. I’ll be following it.”
Don’t know his/her name or contact info? Enter your address here.
Call, don't just email. Emails can be ignored. Calls can't.
Get voicemail? Keep calling till you can speak with an aide. Don't give up...but always be polite.
Remember, it's an election year. Lawmakers want your vote. You deserve theirs for a humane law that matters deeply to you.
The Assembly Speaker's Support is Vital Too!
Call the office of Assembly Speaker Silver at 518-455-3791. As the most powerful lawmaker in the Assembly, his support is vital. Ask him to bring A3431D, prohibiting devocalization, to the floor and ensure it passes this session as written, without further amendments.
Say it's unacceptable that New York State still allows devocalization, a practice so barbaric, many countries have long banned it--as Massachusetts did in 2010. It's important for New York to say "no" to this animal cruelty too.
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