Sunday, May 27, 2007

Time to Focus on AB 1634

California's humane community is making a supreme effort to change forever the fundamental nature of animal care and control in this state by passing AB 1634: The California Healthy Pets Act in the state legislature. At this crucial turning point, some critics of the department persist in trying to distract the local humane community from the task at hand. Instead these ne'er-do-wells dredge up allegations that have been circulated and rebutted weeks or months ago and continue to fabricate new ones.

These regurgitated charges have been addressed numerous times and, while I respect any one's right to disagree with the response, I refuse to allow any of this to create a distraction from the department's mission to save more animals and our collaboration with others in California seeking to win approval for AB 1634. These critics seem to believe that by repeating false charges over and over again they will magically become true. They're wrong.

Rather than wasting any more time responding to these critics again, I will simply refer concerned parties to Should anyone have any additional questions or concerns, I can be reached at 213.482.9558.

It is my hope, however, that all true animal advocates will keep their eye on the most immediate and important goal, which is to help persuade our State Assembly Representatives to support AB 1634 in the upcoming vote. Visit for more information.