North Carolina Ban on Gas Chambers for Animal Euthanasia - PLEASE CALL

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  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Your voice is needed on Tuesday, April 21 for the NC Gas Chamber Ban Call-In day.
    The animals need you to pick up the phone and make a call on their behalf. It will take only a few minutes and after you're done you can know that this simple act will help make a difference.

    The House Bill 6 / Senate Bill 199 (Davie’s Law) that bans gas chambers is in danger of not passing. We need you to call in and thank Governor Beverly Perdue for her past support of the ban on gas chambers in North Carolina and ask her to make HER voice heard now and keep her campaign promise to end gas chambers in North Carolina.

    Sept. 29, 2008 Perdue Statement on Animal Treatment
    “As governor, Bev will work to ensure that animal shelters across the state use injection as the only method of euthanasia and will support legislation requiring its use and prohibiting other methods. It is the only way to guarantee that animals and shelter workers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

    Ask Governor Perdue to call on NC legislators to pass House Bill 6 / Senate Bill 199 (Davie’s Law) that bans gas chambers and allows only injection for euthanasia. This law ensures that:

    * Shelter animals will have a more humane, peaceful death.
    * Shelter workers will be protected from the harmful exposure to carbon monoxide.
    * Taxpayers will save money as gas chambers are more costly to operate and maintain.

    How to Contact Governor Bev Perdue:
    Go to http://www.governor.state.nc.us/ and click on contact us. Complete the form, asking the Governor to support House Bill 6 / Senate Bill 199.

    * Raleigh Office and Tollfree number: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391
    * Eastern Office in New Bern: (252) 514-4825
    * Western Office in Asheville: (828) 251-6160
    * Piedmont Office in Charlotte: (704) 330-5290

    On Tuesday, April 21, let’s flood the Governor’s office with calls and e-mails with the message to end gas chambers in our animal shelters! Don’t forget to say “thank you” for her support!

    Want more information on all the bills effecting animals that YOU can weigh in on with your elected officials? Exercise your voice! Check out the comprehensive information on the North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare Website >

    Want more information on how to become a voice for the animals?
    Visit the SPCA's Watchdog and Citizen Advocate Center>

    On behalf of the animals, thank you for calling in to Gov. Perdue's office on Tuesday, April 21.
     
  2. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been waiting for this to happen for TOO long. This bill needs to pass, I just filled out the form and wrote to Beverly. Tomorrow I will give them a call. Thanks for letting me know Vfem, lets see if we cant get anyone else
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Unfortunately, that does not mean that NC will go no-kill. There is a shelter in a neighboring county that does not gas, but they do heart sticks. So, although this will cut down some of the euthanasia, it's not going to do away with all. Don't mean to sound negative, but the heart stick (injection) is much worse than gasing.
     
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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Here's the one we need to be calling to support:

    NORTH CAROLINA ALERT: HB 733 BILL MAY BE CONSIDERED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22



    [Friday, April 17, 2009]



    The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department, in cooperation with the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs, has learned that House Bill 733 will likely be considered by the North Carolina House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, April 22. Should the bill be considered, a vote is not expected. However, all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina are strongly encouraged to begin planning to attend Wednesday’s meeting of the Agriculture Committee. Additionally, it is imperative that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina contact the members of the Agriculture Committee. Let them know that you strongly oppose HB 733, and urge them to do the same.

    The American Kennel Club strongly supports humane treatment of dogs, including an adequate and nutritious diet, clean water, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive human companionship, and training in appropriate behavior. The AKC supports reasonable and enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of breeders and owners who take their responsibilities seriously.

    The AKC opposes provisions in this bill including:

    Limiting commercial breeders from owning more than 20 female dogs over the age of four months at any time.
    Restricting commercial breeders from breeding female dogs less than 18 months or more than 8 years of age.
    Mandating potentially warrantless inspections by local animal control officers of commercial breeding operations, including records, premises (including private homes, if applicable), and any animals used for breeding.
    POINTS TO CONSIDER



    Not only does HB 733 contain unreasonable ownership limits, impose breeding restrictions, and provide for warrantless inspections, but the measure is also unnecessary, expensive to implement, and part of a larger radical nationally-organized legislative agenda that doesn’t take into consideration the needs of North Carolina into account.



    The North Carolina Animal Welfare Act, which has been law since the late 1970s, already ensures that animals are provided humane care and treatment by regulating transportation, sale, purchase, housing, care, handling, and treatment of animals kept in pet shops, kennels, public and private animal shelters, and auction markets.


    HB 733’s Legislative Fiscal Note shows that should HB 733 become law, it will cost the state more than $2 million over a five-year span to implement, at a time when the state is incurring a record-breaking budget deficit, estimated at $3.4 billion.


    Bills similar to HB 733 have been introduced across the country since the start of 2009 - including in West Virginia, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, Indiana, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Montana. This is indicative of a radical national legislative agenda aimed at limiting the freedoms and liberties of Americans by attempting to restrict the number of animals they can own, not a measure designed to be a solution to any animal care issues that may exist in the Tarheel State.


    WHAT YOU CAN DO:

    All concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina are strongly encouraged to plan to attend Wednesday’s meeting of the Agriculture Committee. Additionally, it is imperative that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina contact the members of the Agriculture Committee (listed below). Let them know that you strongly oppose HB 733, and urge them to do the same.



    North Carolina House Agriculture Committee

    Meeting: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Noon

    Room 1327, Legislative Building , 16 West Jones Street , Raleigh , NC 27601



    Rep. Dewey Hill (Chairman)

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1309
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-5830

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Larry Bell (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 538
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5863

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. R. Van Braxton (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 2219
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-715-3017

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. William Brisson (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1325
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-5772

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Bill Faison (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 611
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-715-3019

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. David Lewis (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 533
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-715-3015

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Arthur Williams (Vice Chair)

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 637
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5906

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Cary Allred

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 503
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5905

    E-mail: 919-733-5905



    Rep. Lorene Coates

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 633
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5784

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. N. Leo Daughtry

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1013
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-5605

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. W. David Guice

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1015
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-715-4466

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Bryan Holloway

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 502
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5609

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. James Langdon, Jr.

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 610
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5849

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Darrell McCormick

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1211
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-5654

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Annie Mobley

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 638
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5780

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Edgar Starnes

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 602
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5931

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Fred Steen II

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 514
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5881

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Cullie Tarleton

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 2221
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-7727

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Joe Tolson

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 307B2
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-715-3024

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Russell Tucker

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 416B
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-715-3021

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Alice Graham Underhill

    NC House of Representatives
    16 W. Jones Street, Room 1206
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    Phone: 919-733-5853

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Edith Warren

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 416A
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-715-3023

    E-mail: [email protected]



    Rep. Michael Wray

    NC House of Representatives
    300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 405
    Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

    Phone: 919-733-5662

    E-mail: [email protected]



    For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail [email protected]; or contact the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs at [email protected].
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I think this one is a step in the right direction! Its best this one passes for any further action to be taken on the subject.

    Now if only pet owners would step up and do the responsible thing so this was never an issue in the first place!
     
  6. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much. Are gas chambers not a peacefull way of euthanasia for animals?
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Its more an act of suffication and causes issues to the body before death sets in...
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    like the baking soda and peroxide method posted on here? is that what you mean?
     
  9. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just what we dont need. More laws on treatment of animals.
     

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