Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, help pass debarking ban in New York

Please act immediately & get the word out. Many calls are needed!!
Forward this alert. Tweet and post this link to FB: http://bit.ly/MBNHzN
 
UPDATE: New Action Needed
 
The Proposed NYS Devocalization Ban, A3431D,
Was Sent to the NYS SENATE 
and  Must Pass As Written by June 21
To End This Outrageous Act of Animal Cruelty.
 
But the Bill is Stalled and About to Die.
If it Does, Helpless Dogs & Cats Will Die Too.
 
Live in NYS? You Can Save Them From
Vocal Cord Mutilation By Calling the 2 Senators Below
Every Day Through Thursday.
 

Stella was abandoned after her vocal cords were cut.
http://youtu.be/Gw4t-6rzDdo

SENATORS WANT YOUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
YOU DESERVE THEIR VOTE FOR A3431D…AS WRITTEN.
 
Bill number A3431D would ban devocalization, the abhorrent practice of cutting vocal cords just to stifle a dog’s or cat’s voice. Thanks to your calls, it passed the NYS Assembly–and was sent to the NYS Senate.

A3431D now must pass the Senate for the devocalization ban to become law. It is currently more important than S6167C and needs your full attention.

Lobbies that profit from devocalization have turbo-charged their fight to kill A3431D. Stalled in a Senate committee, it needs a vote NOW.

If A3431D doesn’t pass the Senate by June 21, it will dieand the chance to protect dogs and cats from devocalization will be lost.
If amended as special interests want, it will allow and legitimize instead of prohibiting this outrageous act of animal cruelty.

Dogs and cats don’t need to be surgically stifled. They don’t want to choke to death, struggle to breathe, cough and gag relentlessly. These are common outcomes of devocalization even when performed by experienced vets.

What helpless animals need is an enforceable law to protect them.

They need your voice to pass A3431D as written.

 

SENATORS ARE CONSIDERING HUNDREDS OF BILLS
IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF THE 2011-12 SESSION.
 
DON’T LET THEM FORGET YOU WANT A3431D
TO BECOME LAW AS WRITTEN! PLEASE CALL DAILY.
 
Lobbies that profit from devocalization are pressuring Senators to kill the ban, and they’re winning: A3431D is about to die, stalled in a Senate committee. You can save it. Special interests have deep pockets. But you have what really matters in an election year: your vote and your voice.
  • Please try to call daily through June 21; there are just 4 days left! Emails can be ignored. Calls can’t. Always be polite!!
  • Get voicemail? Keep calling till you speak with an aide.
  • To ensure your message is clear, use the wording below. Add to it if you wish, but be brief and polite.
  • For follow-up calls: Ask the status of A3431D, then repeat your original message.

1) Tell the office of Sen. Majority Leader Dean Skelos at 518-455-3171 or 516-766-8383: “I’d like Sen. Skelos to bring the devocalization ban, A3431D, to the floor and ensure it becomes law as written. Many people are counting on him to pass this important humane law.”
 

2) Tell the office of your own NYS Senator (in Albany, not Congress): “I’m a constituent. I’d like the Senator’s help ensuring the devocalization ban, A3431D, gets to the floor and passes as written by Thursday. This law is a top priority for me, so I’ll be following it.”
 
To find your Senator’s name and phone #, enter your address here: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search
 
BAN DEVOCALIZATION TO SAVE DOGS AND CATS FROM LIFELONG ANGUISH, AGONIZING DEATH …
Devocalization is always dangerous, no matter how skilled the vet or what instrument is used, including laser. Even a little scarring, a normal outcome of any surgery, can block the airway. Animals choke to death as a result. They retch and gag, cough and wheeze relentlessly. Suffer heatstroke in mild weather. Inhale food and vomit into their lungs.
 
… ALL FOR HUMAN CONVENIENCE AND GREED

Devocalization doesn’t benefit dogs and cats at all. These animals are abandoned and convenience euthanized for the same reasons as any other–or when people can’t or won’t pay $2,000 to remove scar tissue blocking their dog’s or cat’s airway.
 

People who select, train and care for animals responsibly and humanely keep dogs and cats out of shelters. Behavior-masking surgery doesn’t.
 
WHY DOES NYS CONTINUE TO SANCTION THIS BRUTALITY?

Devocalization is mutilation. That’s why it’s long been outlawed in many countries and since 2010 in Massachusetts.
 

It is unfathomable that New York State still allows this brutality.
 
Lawmakers need to stop caving in to special interests that profit from devocalization–and instead take a humane stand for the animals victimized by it.
 
It’s up to you to persuade them! Give A3431D everything you’ve got over the next few days. Use your voice to protect animals.


BE AN INFORMED ADVOCATE
www.nyagainstdevocalization.weebly.com

What devocalized dogs sound like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-2M_vxerQ

Devocalization: real victims
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw4t-6rzDdo
 

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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