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I got this from the ASPCA today...please check it out. The letter is already written. You would just have to fill out your info and add any comments you want to the letter.

Here's the link...

https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Ad...4ekyawy5.app24b

Proposed Measure to Strip Animal Shelters & Animal Control Agencies of Their Ability to Microchip Animals
Sponsor(s): Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine
ASPCA Position: Oppose
Action Needed: Please email our letter asking the members of the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine to reject this proposed measure.

The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine is currently considering a measure that would strip animal shelters of their ability to microchip animals in their care.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, microchipping has been identified as one of the most effective methods for reuniting pets with their owners. Microchipping by animal shelters is standard practice across the United States, and it’s especially important in Florida--perhaps the state most vulnerable to devastating hurricanes. This vital service that shelters provide to Florida residents and their pets must be protected.

Microchips are also a vital tool for animal control agencies, aiding in the reunification of owned animals who are picked up and thought to be strays. They are an important tracking mechanism for animal control officers who must impound animals, oftentimes repeatedly, whose owners irresponsibly let them run at large.

The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine needs to be reminded that the leading cause of death among pets is not disease, parasites or injury. Sadly, it's the euthanasia of lost pets who cannot be identified.

What You Can Do
The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine will be considering this measure at its March 18 meeting. Please send a personalized email to members of the board and express your opposition to their proposed measure to strip animal shelters of their ability to microchip animals in their care.
 

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Jack just sent us this message ... I sent my letter in. Lost pets need every chance they can to be reunited with their families !!
 

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Why the hell would they even consider it?

Bureaucracy at its best... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif
 

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Originally Posted By: Murphy & Summer's DadWhy the hell would they even consider it?

Bureaucracy at its best... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif
It makes me so mad to think about. It's the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine proposing the change. It's just the vets way of making more money. All they are thinking about is their wallets. Heaven forbid they should actually consider the well being of the animals. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/pimp.gif
 

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E-mails sent! I was kind of hoping to recognize the name of a board member so I could personally convince them but none of the names were familiar to me.
 

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Originally Posted By: jen-n-jerseyIt's just the vets way of making more money. All they are thinking about is their wallets. Heaven forbid they should actually consider the well being of the animals.
Isn't that the American way? Corporations and special interest groups looking at ways to take money, business, and everything else away from the little guy and only think of them selves.
 

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Originally Posted By: JAISP Tech
Originally Posted By: jen-n-jerseyIt's just the vets way of making more money. All they are thinking about is their wallets. Heaven forbid they should actually consider the well being of the animals.
Isn't that the American way? Corporations and special interest groups looking at ways to take money, business, and everything else away from the little guy and only think of them selves.
yeah sad thing is that it isn't every vet. My vet charges what the county charges as part of their adopion fee. Why is it that some greedy vets make them all look bad /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/pimp.gif
 

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Thanks for the heads up Jen. This state of ours is run by a bunch "old farts" who don't like anything that keeps away from the 4pm dinner buffet or keeps them up past their 7pm bedtime.

You would think that state such as ours facing a bleak economic forecast would have more important matters to legislate. I wouldn't think the Vet's lobbying would be this strong. The point is proved again, the love of money corrupts /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thsmiley_fistshake.gif
 
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