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Tell Veterinarians : Devocalization Is Mutilation ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, dogs, protection, suffering )

- 1905 days ago -
Though devocalization is so cruel it is illegal in many countries, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) continues to condone it as a "final alternative" to manage barking and meowing. Until the AVMA changes its position on devocalization,

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Cher C (1430)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:09 am

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
phone (800) 248-2862
fax (847) 925-1329
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Kit B (276)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:15 am

Sorry that took a few minutes to compose a letter, but sent through email and printed a copy for good ole snail mail. That goes out in the AM.

Though I can't say I would be fully against de-vocalization of some humans. Keep your nasty hands off dogs and cats!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:46 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:48 am
Done, thanks Cher. I am sure I would agree with Kit on the humans who would be good candidates for the procedure.

Pat B (354)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:48 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:00 am
Already Signed!!

. (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:29 am
My feeling is, any vet who does the debarking surgery, or any person having their animal debarked, should also have the operation done to them. Debark them. This debarking crapola is obscene.

Rock H (254)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:33 am
Petition signed and comment left through their contact page Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:50 am
Noted and signed, thank you.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:18 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted and signed. Thanks so much, Cher.

James W (262)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:39 pm
Care2 Has gone to hell in a handbasket Can't do anything but sign in over & over

Emma S (239)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:00 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:06 pm
Petition already signed.

penny C (88)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:58 pm

James Merit (144)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 5:55 pm

Victoria P (111)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 5:55 pm
signed with thanks

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:29 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.

Jason Green (235)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:50 pm
Signed thank you

Eve L (57)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:14 pm
If you have to do this to your dog... Then don't have any or don't pretend that you love animals.
People are so stupid.

Marie W (67)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:32 pm

michelle m (41)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:32 pm
Petition signed.
Devocalisation is cruelty at it's worst

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 10:42 pm
Noted and signed.

Fran SiteIssues F (119)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:43 pm
No animal should be left without a means to defend itself, by devocalizing or declawing it. Noted and signed, thanks!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:52 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:56 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Lenicka R (60)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:46 am
Disagree with Pam , there were other solutions. This was the easiest way for the humans but it is mutilation of the dog. De-clawing is just so horrible.There are many countries where this is forbidden by Law.
Agree with the frog !
Signed and noted Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 4:07 am

Monday November 5, 2012, 5:59 am
Gladly already signed...
Thank you, Cher!

Allison Robertson (8)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:00 am
There are quite a few people that could be doing with devocalisation, but hey, that's not allowed. So why is it ok to do it to animals! As with many things in the human world there are a lot of double standards!!!

Veronique L (209)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:01 am
Action taken!

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Monday November 5, 2012, 9:19 am

Dominique Bideau (14)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:08 am
Noted. I don't think vets do such horrible things in France, I hope not !

Esther Z (94)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:27 am
Noted and already signed.

Sara Williams (8)
Monday November 5, 2012, 10:54 am

Past Member (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 11:38 am

Lisa N (206)
Monday November 5, 2012, 12:20 pm
Previously signed, thanks!

Thomas P (280)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:01 pm
Noted and signed

Ana Fontan (16)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:51 pm
Action taken. Thank you very much!

M B (62)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:51 pm

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 5:09 am

Julie E (417)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:47 am
Noted and signed.

Dany Strakova (123)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:23 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:21 pm
petition signed AND direct contact to be made!!!!

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:08 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :)

Ruth R (250)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:41 pm
Noted, shared though this is passed the date. Current petitions are many and are signed -- unless i did not find them.
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