If You Live In Chicago-Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Posted on 03/10/2009


Be Afraid, Chicago Dog
Owners, Be Very Afraid

Be Afraid Enough To Get Angry And Act

American Sporting Dog Alliance
http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org <http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org/>
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CHICAGO – Apathy continues to be the greatest enemy of dog owners in our struggle to preserve our rights, and Chicagoans are very close to losing their right to make the most basic decisions about their dogs and cats.
There are some people who will say that this report is a scare tactic. They are correct. I plead guilty as charged.
You should be scared. You had better be scared enough to take action, or you can kiss your freedom goodbye and it may happen at a hearing this coming Thursday on a proposed Chicago spay and neuter mandate..
Consider these things:


  • As you are reading this, the radical Humane Society of  the United States (HSUS) has three full-time lobbyists pounding City Hall to  talk to each alderman individually. Dog owners have none. We are a rag-tag  collection of citizen volunteers who need your help if we are to defeat the  wealthy and powerful HSUS freight train.


  • You are up against the most politically powerful  elected official in Chicago. Alderman Burke pulls all the financial strings on  Council, and few measures can survive without his agreement. Almost every  alderman owes Burke a long list of favors. Burke has a string around the  testicles of half the people in city government.


  • You also are up against arguably the most power  behind-the-scenes political powerbroker in Chicago, if not Illinois. Paula  Faseas is a radical animal rights activist who is married to HSUS both  ideologically and politically. She also pulls the strings for major political  contributions for many Chicago and Chicagoland candidates. Faseas is the  juice. She makes them or breaks them. She holds the other end of Burke’s  string.


  • At the last hearing, only about 50 dog owners bothered  to show up to fight for our rights. That’s pathetic. In contrast, about 100  animal rights fanatics showed up to try to take away our rights. It will be a  slaughter if those numbers are repeated at Thursday’s hearing. Blame yourself.  No one can fight your battles for you.


  • The Chicago animal control program is being  deliberately set up for failure, so that animal rights groups can press for  even tougher laws against dog owners in the near future. Look what is  happening to dog license sales and revenues. In  2007, license sales were: Altered  Regular,15,402; Unaltered 2,253; Senior Altered, 1,447; Senior Unaltered, 416;  Total collected fees: $195,358.   In 2008, these numbers dropped to Altered Regular, 9,217; Unaltered,  998; Senior Altered, 778; Senior Unaltered, 270; Total collected fees were  $104,292. From the number of dogs in Chicago, revenues should be several  million dollars a year, if the licensing ordinance are enforced, which would  completely cover the cost of enforcing other animal control  ordinances.


  • Dog shows and dog events will be destroyed in Chicago,  and you will become a virtual prisoner to the fruits of your apathy.  Attendance will immediately begin to plummet, and boycotts will force major  shows and events to leave the city. That is exactly what animal rights groups  want, and they could care less if it will cost Chicago businesses millions of  dollars in lost revenues and dozens of lost job.


  • The dogs that you love will get sick and die and die at  an early age because of the proven medical consequences of spaying or  neutering at six months of age. Many serious and potentially fatal medical  conditions will result, including some forms of cancer. In addition, there  will be an increased likelihood that your dogs will bite, become aggressive or  have serious temperament problems because of sterilization, the most recent  research shows.


  • You will give up the basic right to own your pet and  make important decisions about it. The ordinance specifically defines having a  dog or cat as a “privilege” granted by government. You will be turned into a  guardian of your dog, as if it is a human child. Your dog will become, in  essence, a ward of the state, and government will usurp the power to take  total control of it. You also will be giving government the power to seize,  confiscate and euthanize your beloved pet without cause.


  • You will allow government to make you pay for problems  you didn’t create, and set a precedent toward turning yourself into a  sacrificial lamb to the animal rights demagogues and anyone else who thinks  they should have the power to tell you who to be and how to live. You will  give government the power to investigate you, search your home and force you  to dance to its drum.

Does that scare you? I sure hope so. I hope it scares you enough to convince you that now is the time to take action.
You have very good reason to be scared if you live in Chicago. Everything I wrote is true. It’s happening right now, and it’s happening to you.
I am asking you to do three very important things:
1.      Attend Thursday’s hearing and testify in opposition to the ordinance. The 10 a.m. hearing will be held on March 12, 2009, in City Council chambers.
2.      Write, fax, phone and/or email your own alderman, and as many other aldermen as you can. Here is a map of City Council districts that will lead to contact information: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-alderman-map-htmlpage,0,338384.htmlpage
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-alderman-map-htmlpage,0,338384.htmlpage> . Here is another way to find contact information, listed by the aldermen’s names: http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalProgramAction.do?programId=536879154&channelId=-536879035&topChannelName=Government <http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalProgramAction.do?programId=536879154&channelId=-536879035&topChannelName=Government> .
3.      Contact these Chicago dog owners who are working hard to defeat this ordinance, and volunteer to help them. They are Michele Smith at msmith@cmscrescue.com <http://cmscrescue..com/>
<mailto:msmith@cmscrescue.com> , Margo Milde at mrm1206@yahoo.com <http://yahoo.com/> <mailto:mrm1206@yahoo.com> , Karen Perry at ouilmette4@sbcglobal.net <http://sbcglobal..net/> <mailto:ouilmette4@sbcglobal.net> and Ami Moore at DOGDORIGHT@aol.com <http://aol.com/> <mailto:DOGDORIGHT@aol.com> .
Here is a link to our more detailed report on the ordinance: http://eaglerock814.proboards107.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=27

The American Sporting Dog Alliance represents owners, breeders and professionals who work with breeds of dogs that are used for hunting. We also welcome people who work with other breeds, as legislative issues affect all of us. We are a grassroots movement working to protect the rights of dog owners, and to assure that the traditional relationships between dogs and humans maintains its rightful place in American society and life.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance also needs your help so that we can continue to work to protect the rights of dog owners. Your membership, participation and support are truly essential to the success of our mission. We are funded solely by your donations in order to maintain strict independence.

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