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Artificially Dyeing Animals Approved By Florida House And Senate

Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, rabbits, dogs, chicks, dyeing, color, law, cruelty, ethics, humans, protection, pets, suffering )

- 2410 days ago -
This makes me so mad I don't even know what to say. Thanks to an amendment sponsored by Florida Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, a 45-year-old ban on artificially dyeing animals may soon be lifted -- just in time for Easter.


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naomi cohen (55)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:05 pm

Mary T (178)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:07 pm
This is truly insane, Why can't they do something right for a change , This is just sickening,

Roseann d (178)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:19 pm
What??? I thought the GOP was sooo appreciative of Creationism and Intelligent Design... What, God's choice of natural coloring isn't good enough for them?

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:22 pm
I shake my head in exasperation and disbelief.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:28 pm
When i first saw this picture i was like, "What the heck it that?!" Signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:29 pm
Well I thought this was a petition sorry, used to writing signed.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:34 pm
As a Florida resident, this truly blows my mind. We try so hard to ban greyhound racing and protecting Florida panthers... and they approve this?? It is unbelievable.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 10:05 pm
Thanks for the information.

Shelly P (213)
Monday March 12, 2012, 10:42 pm

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday March 12, 2012, 11:00 pm
I just read Eva's about this:) Everybody should check this out. suddenly ag gag orders and that damn A.E.T.A unconstitutional bill. China has neither animal rights nor human rights. I think we have been sold out.

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Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 4:39 am
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa N (207)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:46 am
Yet another giant step backwards!!! :(

Constance F (418)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 9:25 am
How irresponsible and disgusting! I swear we have the stupidest most unethical people in government. Just look at this count ! "On Tuesday, Floridians' right to make Fido glow chartreuse was approved 33 to 3 in the state Senate and 109 to 5 on the House floor." And one of the big problems, a large percentage of people voting don't have a clue to who their voting for !


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Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:27 pm

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 4:27 pm

Dawn M (141)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 4:35 pm
Sadly noted!

Veronica C (22)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:39 pm
This is sick!!

Danielle S (54)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 10:34 am
My state is the absolute worst in the entire nation. :(

Kristina C (73)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 10:42 am
There is a petition sponsored by against this insanity:

Erin C (23)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 11:25 am
Very disappointing...:(

Maryann Cortright (16)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 11:46 am
Noted and signed

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:11 pm
Are these decision makers totally insane?????
Petition signed at
Thanks to ones who posted the link for the petition.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:35 pm
Thank you for the alert. Stupid Bast***s.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:36 pm

Dan S (9)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:37 pm
Are people that bored that they have to resort to this type of animal abuse? Regardless of whether or not "safe" dyes are used, there is little or no regulation to prevent someone from using a non-safe dye on their victims. This Florida law is irresponsible and appalling.

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:54 pm
Incredible!! What a horrid way to treat creatures.

Andrea Connelly (94)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:18 pm
Next thing Florida will legalize shaving and permanently tattoo cats like they do in Russia. Our collective stupidity is truly scary.

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:43 pm
This is cruel. Those govt. officials are uninformed idiots who do not care about animal welfare.

michelle m (41)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 2:13 pm
This is vile animal abuse.Very dangerous due to potential for severe life threatening reactions from the dye.Stop this now!!!

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 2:35 pm
Good thing you can't dip the kids in the same dye to match! How about spray painting the lawn rainbow colors too? Sounds like politicians in Florida are all enjoying the same acid trip. Green chicks- groovy man, groovy!

Marie G (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 3:19 pm
How crazy and stupid can human beings be? Why should we pander to the "groomers" and give them what they want just for the sake of competition? Why can't they just display natural animals as they have been for years? This is SO BAD AND HORRIBLE - and UNNECESSARY beyond belief! I despair of the human race.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 4:03 pm
Well isn't that just lovely........NOT! this is where our tax $'s go so that moronic politico can make these "intensive" decisions.

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 4:14 pm
What kind of idiots created this maddness.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 4:40 pm
This is unbelievably cruel! Thanks Kristina for the petition - I have signed. Thanks Lindsey for posting!

Janet R (38)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 4:59 pm
Definitely signed the petition.We have issues here in Florida getting property insurance but they don't tackle that. Instead, we can dye animals. Ft. Lauderdale, get rid of Bogdanoff, she's a nut.

Ra Sc (8)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 5:46 pm
While I certainly do not want any animals harmed, the first thing that came to mind when I saw this was, well, we already do regularly dye people. And we do. Any hair salon is likely to let you dye your hair if you want it done.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 6:25 pm
It is cruel and inhumane to dye animals. You know it would be an a-hole Republican backing the amendment

Debbie Hogan (115)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 6:44 pm
Stupid, stupid, STUPID.

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7:03 pm
Ugly and stupid.

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7:28 pm
I don't know, I have yet to see a pink elephant. Even though people have been dyeing baby chickens since 1960, as far as I remember, it is still an immensely moronic practice! My God!

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7:39 pm
It is cruel and stupid!

janet f (29)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7:52 pm
What could possibly be the point to this? The Florida legislature must be populated with inhumane morons.

reft h (66)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9:46 pm
I don't understand why anyone would want a dyed animal. that's just weird.

SANDRA R (145)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 4:04 am
Poor animals. A cruelty and a stupidity too. Sadly noted. Thank you Lindsey.

Ellen Emerson (14)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 7:46 am
PLEASE CONTACT the governor and ask him to VETO!!!

. (4)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 11:22 am
Just when you thought Republicans couldn't get and dumber ????

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thank you for sharing, Lindsey. You only have to look at the picture to realise how much those hens suffer. How is it possible to inflict that on innocent animals??? So much stupÓdity is something I can't understand.

Ruth C (87)
Friday March 16, 2012, 1:18 pm
People of Florida are you really going to allow this to take place!?
I'm from Florida and I say NO, I will not stand back and let this go on!!

Dianne D (490)
Monday April 2, 2012, 7:42 pm
What is wrong with these politicians. They must be Republican. Vote these insensitive politicians out of office.
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