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Legislative Liasons

The Southwest Region of CFA has 4 geographic area Legislative Liaisons

  • Arizona: (623)547-0591 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Hawaii: (808)261-4354 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Nevada/Clark County: Liz Armitage: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • California : Neta Cox (949)458-1084 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We don’t have the luxury of a magical listening service to tell us when local legislation is being considered or actually proposed. We depend on YOU to keep us informed about what is going on in your area . Make it a point to check your City Council’s agenda periodically to see if they are considering some form of animal control legislation. If you hear of a proposal in your community to enact cat licensing, breeder restrictions mandatory spay/neuter, limit laws or the like tell your Legislative Liaison quickly. Also, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    of the CFA Legislative Committee. The earlier we learn about any proposed laws or regulations, the better we can do. It is possible that you might hear of favorable as well as unfavorable legislative proposals. Please share both, as good news is always welcome too.


From the CFA Legislative Group - How to counter detrimental animal rights philosophy!

Fanciers often ask what they can do to make the public and local lawmakers more aware of the detrimental influence of animal rights philosophy on cat breeding and pet ownership rights. Groups are working to restrict the numbers of pets people can own. Laws are being proposed all over the country that would eventually end the breeding of pedigreed cats and purebred dogs. The extreme goals of the animal rights movement will greatly impact individuals' choice of a pet in the future unless we take action.

There are groups that have researched the fundraising and other activities of many animal rights organizations. The CFA Legislative Group considers the Center for Consumer Freedom to be a good source of accurate information. http://www.consumerfreedom.com

This site has press releases, ad campaigns and headline news. They provide media interviews and updates. Recently they ran a full page ad, "PETA Kills Animals", in the New York Times. The CCF is supported by donations from many individuals and animal interest groups.

Consumer Freedom also provides in-depth information on AR activist groups, foundations, celebrities and key players as part of their special project.
http://www.activistcash.com/

The articles are posted on many legislative lists and CCF constantly provides information to newspapers and TV. Our own fancier network can use this resource to bring animal rights related information to the attention of lawmakers and even to their own family and friends. We must go beyond the cat and dog fancies to better educate the general public.

"To promote and preserve the pedigreed breeds and enhance the well-being of all cats" is CFA's mission and our responsibility. Animal rights extremists are creating and sponsoring laws in many parts of the country that would end all breeding of pedigreed cats and prevent the humane treatment of feral/unowned cats. It is up to us to make county and city officials aware that citizens who selectively breed home-raised pets are important in their community. We are proud of what we do to raise the value of all cats and we are the experts when it comes to cats. We support proven programs that can reduce the homeless cat population without eliminating our historic breeds.

Use the Center for Consumer Freedom websites to keep informed on issues of importance to the cat fancy and circulate the press releases to your local newspaper and to your city/county representatives. Help us spread the word city by city.

Joan Miller
CFA Legislative Coordinator
February 9, 2007






 

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