Help Stop California Rabies Bill Ab2000
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Annual Rabies shots are already under current law in California Now they want to amend the bill by adding that medically exempt animals will be quarantined.
What You Can Do to Help
Call the Senate Rules Committee and call or send an e-mail to all its members telling them to withdraw Paragraph (2)AB2000 of the amendment pertaining to quarantining medically exemption animals and strike language in Section 121690 (b) which is currently of the law authorizing the Health Department to impose annual or biennial rabies vaccinations in “rabies areas.” which is ALL of CALIFORNIA
An April 5, 2010 amendment to AB2000 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov./pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1951-2000/ab_2000_bill_20100405_amended_asm_v98.html which seeks to add a medical exemption clause for sick dogs in designated “rabies areas,” would included the following language: “(2) A dog exempt from the canine anti rabies vaccination shall be kept quarantined as directed by the local health officer, until the dog’s medical condition has resolved and the administration of the canine anti rabies vaccine occurs.”
This bill is currently in the Senate Rules Committee for consideration.
Under current law, the Department of Public Health is authorized to require annual rabies vaccinations in designated “rabies areas,” which includes ALL counties in California for 2010. With the passage of AB2000 as amended on April 5th, dogs with medical exemptions would be required to be quarantined, which could be in an off-site pound or facility as determined by the local health officer, until their medical condition resolves or they are given a rabies vaccine. We all know that the
The phone number for the California Senate Rules Committee
is (916) 651-4120
Chair of the Committee is Senator Darrell Steinberg e-mail:
Senator.Steinberg@senate.ca.gov Phone: (916) 651-4006
Vice-chair Sam Aanestad Senator.Aanestad@senate.ca.gov (916) 651-4004
Gilbert Cedillo Senator.Cedillo@senate.ca.gov (916) 651-4022
Robert Dutton Senator.Dutton@senate.ca.gov (916) 651-4031
Jenny Oropeza Senator.Oropeza@senate.ca.gov (916) 651-4028
Bill Co-Sponsor Assembly Member CurtHagman Assemblymember.Hagman@assembly.ca.gov
Rabies vaccine is the most toxic and immune compromising of all vaccines and mandating it more often than every 3 years goes against even the American Veterinary Medical Associations guidelines.
We urge you to join with us to email and call the Senators listed below in the What You Can Do To Help section. We need to act now to protect our pets from this serious threat.
Thank you for your help,
The OC Dog
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