Friday, June 25, 2004
The Governator is still the Terminator, apparently. This isn't going to go over well at all, IMO.
Schwarzenegger Wants Strays Killed Faster: "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) wants to repeal a state law that requires animal shelters to hold stray dogs and cats for up to six days before killing them.
Instead, there would be a three-day requirement for strays. Other animals, including birds, hamsters, potbellied pigs, rabbits, snakes and turtles, could be killed immediately.
Schwarzenegger has told the state Legislature that the changes could save local governments that operate shelters up to $14 million. "
On edit: This email is apparently making the rounds:
Subject: CRISIS AVERTED - GOVERNOR ADMITS MISTAKE AND CONFIRMS HE LOVES ANIMALS!
***PLEASE FORWARD AND CROSS POST!***
The will of the Legislature and the people of California has been upheld.
Governor Schwarzenegger just announced to the media that he made a terrible mistake proposing the repeal of the Hayden law. He said he loves animals and his daughter was of particular influence in recognizing the situation this repeal suggestion created.
PLEASE THANK Governor Schwarzenegger for recognizing the value of the Hayden legislation and tell him we look forward to working with him on legislation to protect animals in the future. You can contact the Governor here http://www.govmail.ca.gov /.
PLEASE also thank the conference committee members for their efforts to correct this error. Special thanks to Assemblymembers Koretz, Levine and Leno for showing their leadership on this issue as well.
The concerns of the animals were heard loud and clear. Please be sure your thanks are just as loud.
Thank you for all your efforts,
Advocacy & Communications Director
United Animal Nations
PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818
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