California Veterinarians against AB1634

California Veterinarians against AB1634

By: Administrator  Date: 12/25/2007 Category: | Uncategorized |

A growing number of California vets are speaking out against the so-called California Healthy Pets Act, AB 1634. As animal health professionals they are not convinced that AB 1634 will accomplish its stated goals. Instead they are concerned that its passage could lead to new problems and a host of unintended consequences for people, pets and society.

California veterinarians are also speaking out against the process used by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in developing and ultimately sponsoring this bill. They are concerned that the CVMA's sponsorship implies endorsement by veterinarians who were not part of the process, including many veterinarians who strongly oppose this bill.



This section includes information pertaining to claims for and against AB 1634

Animal services budget from Santa Cruz County 1990 - 2006

Santa Cruz shelter data as reported by California Department of Health and by California Healthy Pets Coalitions



This section includes letters and editorials drafted by veterinarians in opposition to AB 1634

Letter to CVMA President Faoro expressing opposition to AB 1634 by Cyndi Michell, DVM, Diplomate ABVP

Letter to CVMA expressing opposition to CAlifornia AB 1634 and CVMA position from Karen Siebold, DVM, ACVECC

Letter to CVMA expressing opposition to California AB 1634 from Dr. Charles Hjerpe

Gilroy Dispatch article opposing AB 1634 by Pete Keesling, DVM



This section includes newspaper editorials and radio interviews regarding AB 1634

Which Way L. A. NPR broadcast interview with Judie Mancuso, Assemblymember Adams and Patti Strand

Orange County Register, Spay, Neuter law puts pet lovers at odds, May 30, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle, Your Whole Pet: The mandatory spay/neuter bill is not healthy for pets, May 29, 2007

Visalia Times Delta, Spay law not a solution , May 25, 2007

Orange County Register, Dogs and Cats Raise Passions, May 20, 2007

San Mateo Daily Journal, Bill to fix cats and dogs gets mixed reviews

The San Diego Union-Tribute, Drastic overreach: Pet sterilization measure should be scrapped, April 26, 2007

Newsday, Bill proposes mandatory neutering: Mar. 14, 2007

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