Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Letter Sent to Oregonian. Rescuers are not Terrorists!

I e-mailed this letter to the Oregonian today.  I don't know if they will print it or not.

July 4 is here!  Let’s celebrate our country and freedom.  Volunteer animal rescuers may have little to celebrate.  HB 6, an animal welfare bill already passed by the Senate, includes two sections that require rescues to license, pay fees, and pay fines for record keeping infractions.  And, if the bill passes, rescues would have to submit to inspections of their homes without 4th amendment protections afforded everyone else, including breeders and animal abusers.   Wouldn’t it be nice if the law could enter your home, in America, without one of those pesky warrants?

Rescues are often one or two person operations with little money but big heart.  They do great work.  They’re Americans who like kittens.  Not terrorists.  Kill the bill not the rescues!

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