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|Originally Posted: April 2011|
Law to End Convenience Killing of Companion Animals in Rhode Island
Animal lovers should contact members of the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture and encourage a "Yes" vote on 2011 - S 0091 that would mean companion animals in shelters live, instead of die.
Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture:
Senator David E. Bates
Senator Daniel DaPonte
Senator Maryellen Goodwin
Senator Nicholas D. Kettle
Senator Michael J. McCaffrey
Senator V. Susan Sosnowski
Senator William A. Walaska
Clerk: Nancy Sullivan
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
A call to action! Groundbreaking legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island. The bill would make it illegal for shelters in Rhode Island to kill animals if rescue groups are willing to save them, and unless and until:
The law is based on a section of the Companion Animal Protection Act, model legislation from the No Kill Advocacy Center. Versions of CAPA have been passed in California and Delaware and have been introduced in Texas. It is already facing opposition from shelters and their apologists who call it "labor intensive." In short, they do not want to have to work hard or do their jobs even though that is the job entrusted to them by the animal lovers of Rhode Island and it would mean animals live, instead of die.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!