High Five to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank Dogness there is still some good old common sense left in the world!

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill
241
which would have prohibited any person or entity from having 50 or
more intact dogs or cats. He returned the bill with the following veto
message:

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I
am returning Assembly Bill 241 without my signature. This measure would
make it a crime for any person or entity to own or control more than 50
unsterilized adult dogs or cats for breeding or raising for sale as
pets. I support measures designed to prevent animal cruelty and that
punish persons engaged in the abuse of animals. However, this measure
simply goes too far in an attempt to address the serious problem of
puppy mills. An arbitrary cap on the number of animals any entity can
possess throughout the state will not end unlawful, inhumane breeding
practices. Instead this measure has the potential to criminalize the
lawful activities of reputable breeders, pet stores, kennels, and
charitable organizations engaged in raising service and assistance
dogs.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.

3 Comments

  1. I'm glad he did not sign the bill, but it may be for political reasons. Apparently Guv Arnold said he'd veto all bills until the CA assembly comes together on a water issue.

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