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Tell Connecticut Vets to Take a Stand Against Devocalization of Dogs and Cats ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, suffering, devocalization, pets, protection, environment )

- 3067 days ago -
A Connecticut breeder had Porter (pictured here) --and other dogs--devocalized, then gave them to a rescue group when she no longer wanted them. Even after costly surgery to remove the scar tissue obstructing his airway, Porter is permanently hoarse, and
Animals  (tags: devocalization, mutilation, cruelty, debarking, dogs, cats, states, banning, animal welfare )

- 3073 days ago -
Update April 23, 2010: Late yesterday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed H.B. 344, an Act banning the devocalization of dogs and cats into law! This is the first effective statewide law to ban devocalization. The law was drafted and supported
Tell Adam Sandler: Devocalization Isn't Funny ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, devocalization, AnimalCruelty, pets, protection, suffering )

- 3095 days ago -
Adam Sandler's comedy, Grown Ups, included a canine character who had been devocalized -- a "convenience surgery" in which vocal cords are cut just to stifle a dog's or cat's voice. The movie portrayed this cruel procedure as necessary and the animal's
Victory! Massachusetts Devocalization Bill Signed Into Law!
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, pets, devocalization, laws, cats, dogs )

- 3280 days ago -
On Thursday, April 22, Governor Deval Patrick set a humane legal precedent by signing Logan's Law, making Massachusetts the first state in the country to have an effective statewide ban on devocalization of cats and dogs.
ACTION ALERT: STOP Surgical Bark Removal! It's Inhumane!
Animals  (tags: dogs, surgery, devocalization, brutal mutilation, cruelty, devoicing, laws, legalisation )

- 3332 days ago -
Earlier this week, The New York Times ran an article on debarking dogs, a surgery that muffles the sound of a dog's bark. The U.K. has a legal ban against debarking as a form of mutilation. The American Veterinary Association recommends that the
Lawmakers Speak Up for Dogs, Cats
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, cats, animals, cruelty, dogs, massachusetts, devocalization, devocalize, legislature, pets, protection, ethics, law )

- 3342 days ago -
This is an article about Massachusetts HB 344, An Act Prohibiting Devocalization, and it's current status. NOTE: The bill is in Third Reading, not Judiciary
ACTION ALERT: Landmark MA Bill Stops Surgical Silencing Of Animals!!!
Animals  (tags: devocalization, cruelty, devoicing, animals, dogs, laws, legalisation, banning, animal welfare law )

- 3345 days ago -
An Act Prohibiting Devocalization, House Bill 344, has been stalled in committee for more than three months. Without immediate action, this humane bill will die.
Bill May Be Quieted Before Vote: Dog De-Barking Process Decried
Animals  (tags: devocalization, dog, cat, boston, legislation, massachusetts, MA, Animal Welfare, abuse of power )

- 3346 days ago -
The Massachusetts bill to ban devocalization has been held in committee for months, by the chairman of the committee it's in. It may be killed before it even gets to the floor.
Would You Get Debarking Surgery for Your Dog If You Faced Eviction?- PLEASE VOTE!
Animals  (tags: devocalization, animal cruetly, communication, language, animals talking, barbaric, surgery )

- 3359 days ago -
Surgery, or debarking, to quiet a noisy dog is rarely practiced and more vets are refusing to perform the procedure. Still, some proponents say it can be a useful option for dog owners facing noise complaints and possible eviction.
Help Pass Landmark Devocalization Ban ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, devocalization, ban, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, environment, protection, pets, suffering )

- 3459 days ago -
Tell Massachusetts Legislature to pass the ban on dog devocalization, de-barking surgery. Irrespective of a vet's experience or how vocal cords are cut, the surgery poses risks from massive infection to aspiration pneumonia, difficulty swallowing and
Outlaw the Cruel Practice of Canine Devocalization ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, devocalization, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, suffering, protection, pets )

- 3514 days ago -
Would you ever silence a family member? Some people silence their dogs and cats through devocalization, a painful surgery that cuts the vocal cords through the animal's oral cavity or an incision in the neck.
Speak Up on Devocalization! Please Leave Comments on Site!!!
Animals  (tags: animals, pets, devocalization, AnimalWelfare, environment, AnimalCruelty, protection, suffering )

- 3584 days ago -
While there are health issues that require dogs to have their vocal cords surgically altered, the procedure is also done as a way to eliminate barking, and that's wrong.
Looking to Ban the Devocalization of Dogs and Cats
Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, cats, ban, devocalization, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, environment, protection, pets )

- 3588 days ago -
Do you ever get tired of hearing your mother talk? Would you pay for your mother to have her larynx cut? Sound inhumane? Well, that's what some people do to their meowing cats and barking dogs.

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