Assembly Member Mike Gatto Pulls Harmful HSUS Bill After Massive Outcry From California Animal Lovers
When it comes to fundraising, HSUS is happy to celebrate the special bond you and your animal share. But when it comes to legislation, they want to empower shelters with the ability to destroy that relationship. HSUS’ legislation has also lost sight of one of the reasons taxpayer funded shelters exist in the first place: to provide a haven for lost animals and a place where people can go to reclaim them when they become lost.
AQ&A about the bill to address confusion, why the precise wording poses such a pernicious threat, how this bill came about, and ultimately, why faith in HSUS is misplaced.
Jennifer Fearing, a lobbyist for HSUS, is proposing a bill which threatens to take cats from their families and give them to for-profit companies, including potentially, companies who sell animals to research labs.
If Jennifer Fearing of HSUS has her way, California’s shelter dogs and cats would be put at grave risk.
Jennifer Fearing, HSUS Lobbyist: ‘Take cats from the families who love them and give them to those who sell them for undisclosed purposes at a profit.’
AB 2343 will not only tear families apart, it will allow for the transfer of California’s shelter dogs and cats to individuals who want to sell them for undisclosed purposes. Yes, sell them.