Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - In California
by Irv Corbin
July 2007 California- I’m glad we won this battle!
That’s exactly what this AB 1634 is, a battle win, not the winning of the war
against this draconian type of legislation. With Assemblyman Levine
being backed by no doubt HSUS, and PETA, everyone knows they don’t
quit that easy!
The GRASS ROOTS effort to see this bill defeated was phenomenal!
People who don’t even own a dog or cat were up in arms because it’s
an invasion of our property rights as tax paying citizens. The state
organization to which I belong, California Houndsmen for
Conservation was constantly updating people on AB1634 and its effect
upon pet owners if it became law.
like to give credit to some members from PetPac, Bill Hemby, as well
as Kelly Moran who went head on with Judy Mancuso in several radio
and television debates. These guys blew her out of the water with
FACTUAL DATA showing the continual decline of dogs and cats being
euthanized in CA in the last 20 years. Also hard at work for hunting
dog owners was Mark Hennelly from COHA (California Outdoor Heritage
Alliance.) COHA, as well as their mother group CWA (CA Waterfowl
Assn.) which has been on the forefront of every hunting related
issue. USSA, U S Sportsmans Alliance, was also hard at work against
Bill Hemby had this to say about where we’ve been and where we are
now. “There is no doubt that PetPAC is enemy number one to Judy
Mancuso and her ilk. … For years we have sat on the sidelines
allowing the (Animal Rights) AR's to run rampant across the US. What
we…have done here in California is monumental. We have taken on a
huge, well funded group who have had their way for years and told
them "NO MORE!" This is the line drawn in the sand. From now on we
go on the offensive.
PetPAC is the biggest grass
roots organization of its kind. We now have over 35,000 people
signed on to PetPAC.net. We are not funded by large corporations.
All of our money has come from people like you representing the dog
and cat world.
”With your continued support, we will defeat AB 1634 come January
and send a message to all politicians who threaten our existence.
Remember that old adage, ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.’ Bill Hemby,
Report courtesy of:
Irv Corbin, Rebel Pride Plott Kennels
Get the inside story on AKC's Lobbying efforts,
the law firm hired, successes, in this
AKC Legislative Dept Exclusive Interview re CA AB 1634