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CA , banning all docked animals
« on: February 12, 2009, 06:47:10 AM »
Yesterday, Senator Dean Florez introduced a new bill that would forbid
importing animals with DOCKED tails into California. The bill mainly
addresses tail docking in cattle and horses. He wants the act of tail
docking in cattle and horses declared a misdemeanor. However, the bill
forbids the importation of ANY animal with a docked tail into the state.
This is a clear example of sneaky language that could impact the purebred
dog culture. 
Due to enormous public outcry, assembly bill 1634 was defeated. Because of
that, California legislators are totally aware of power and passion exerted
by dog show people. we would not let them rest. So now, they are very
careful how they approach any subject that might impact the dog show
culture.  I smell a hidden agenda in this bill. Lets be vigilant and ready
to spring again if need be. Lets just hope that its poorly written at this
time.
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 07:25:24 AM »
Wow, that is a really ODD thing to pass  :inquisitive:

Now i might be against ear cropping, but tail docking I dont have a problem with.  Im glad I dont have any tails in this house.  As fast as those nubbins start going...scary lol

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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 11:23:48 AM »
So, if you bought a Boxer in Nevada and lived in CA it would be illegal to bring your dog home?  How stupid!
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 11:38:14 AM »
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this is stupid!! they cant dock tails, but some crazy women can have 14 kids and not be married?!  :no: what is this world coming too.
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 12:15:56 PM »
Only illegal aliens can be docked  ::)..STUPID LAWS.

Why don't they worry about something else instead of this..I heard the state of california is almost bankrupt..
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 12:18:11 PM »
Only illegal aliens can be docked  ::)..STUPID LAWS.

..I heard the state of california is almost bankrupt..

we are :thumbsdown:
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 05:39:35 AM »
Or better yet, you can circumcise your baby boys and pierce your baby girl's ears, yet you're not allowed to buy a dog in Nevada that's been docked.  ::)

If this isn't illustrative that people just want to tell you what you can and can't do with your animals (and what types of animals you can own), I don't know what is. . .

Missy,
Wasn't a part of this bill originally including spaying and neutering as well? I guess I have less of a problem if they're going to ban that along side of cropping and docking -- then I can just mark my differences down to disagreement, rather than feeling so much like there's hypocrisy involved. . . I thought dewclaws were also included. Maybe I'm thinking of a different law.
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 09:33:13 AM »
I read there was a Santa Babara mandatory spay neuter law but it did not apply to the whole state . Riverside copunty Ca also has a spay neuter law proposed .
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 12:33:36 PM »
so does this effect dogs? what about the dog breeders in cali, how will this effect them?

such a stupid law :wall:
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Re: CA , banning all docked animals
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 12:40:35 PM »
The text of the bill currently reads:

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Any person who .... imports or brings into this state any docked animal .... is guilty of a misdemeanor.

So California breeders are allowed to dock their puppies, but no docked dogs can enter the state of California for any reason, unless the tail was amputated due to injury.  The exception state the docking must have been:

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....performed by a veterinarian for veterinary purposes, provided that the treatment or operation is performed under the following conditions: 
   (1) The animal has been adequately anesthetized to minimize the animal's pain and suffering during the treatment or operation.
   (2) In such a way as to minimize the long-term pain and suffering resulting from the treatment or operation. 
   (3) Using only suitable instruments. 
   (4) In hygienic conditions. 

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