|Posted by buddhadog on October 17, 2009 at 1:28 AM|
Well, Arnold vetoed AB 241, the anti-puppy mill bill that wouldn't allow someone to have more than 50 unaltered animals. He is the only governor to veto such a bill that has passed in at least six other states. California isn't as compassionate as these other states? Arnold also thinks it's OK if animal abusers are allowed to possess more animals, and that people sell animals on the roadside or any other place for that matter.
The bright side is that he signed into law the bill that he originally mocked, SB 135, which bans docking the tails of dairy cows. He also passed SB 318 that allows for forfeiture of property connected with dogfighting, and AB 242, which increases penalties for being a spectator at a dogfight.
So I guess I will just appreciate those for now, but it is heartbreaking after all the hard work put into getting these bills passed into law, and one person, for reasons unknown, decides to take the side of cruelty.
I'm thrilled to see how far we've come and then so disappointed when I realize how far we have to go. But I am hopeful we will get there!
Thanks for listening. If you want to vent your frustrations out over the pro-puppy mill decision our governor has made, then please come join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th (& every Saturday as long as we have to) at The Aquarium & Pet Center at 826 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, where investigations have proven they get their dogs from the Hunte Corporation, a puppy mill broker. We'll be there from 1 PM-3 PM. We were met with hostility and BB bullets last week, as reported on in this KTLA piece by the wonderful Lu Parker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46El_8jhOjo
Don't let that scare you though! We are a tough bunch and we don't back down easy when it comes to animal suffering!