Bad Illinois Laws-Defeated-For Now!!!

Posted on 03/14/2009

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UPDATE ON THE HSUS NATIONWIDE ASSAULT AGAINST DOG BREEDERS AND ANIMAL OWNERS  

 

ILLINOIS

VICTORY in Chicago!! Ald. Ed Burke (D-14) found he did not have the votes he thought were wrapped up for his mandatory spay/neuter bill and did not call for a vote. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ald. Ray Suarez (31st) appeared to oppose. “It really doesn’t make a lot of sense when you tell me what a dog owner can do,” Suarez said. Ald. Ed Smith (28th) also said he was opposed to it, after questioning how much it would do to prevent dog attacks. “We’re on the wrong track,” he said.  An underlying sentiment of many aldermen was frustration at being forced to spend so much time on this item rather than critical issues such as crime, budgets, and the economy.   Congratulations to all the hardworking dog clubs and special thanks to Dr. Shannon Greeley (CVMA), Dr. Rubin (ISVMA) and Steve Dale for their unwavering support.

OPPOSE SB 53 / HB 198 Licensing Dog Breeder.  All information and bill links can be found on the SAOVA website along with easy to use email tools. http://www.saova.org/Illinois..html

 

SB 53 has been slightly amended eliminating the beginning point for licensing of 3 intact females.  However, overly strict kennel standards, excessive reporting, and unreasonable disclosures to purchasers remain.  The bill has no merit and is flawed beyond repair.  SB 53 is scheduled to be read for the 2nd time in Licensed Activities on March 17th.

 

SAOVA commends Senators Gary Dahl (R-38) and Chris Lauzen (R-25); and Representatives Sandy Cole (R-62), Angelo Saviano (R-77), and Al Riley (D-38) for removing themselves