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Subject: New Laws For El Paso


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Date Posted: 07:16:10 08/27/05 Sat




El Paso, Texas, Proposed Amendments to Title 7 Animal Ordinance -

The city of El Paso’s Amendments to Title 7 include the following
objectionable provisions:
§ Mass canvassing of pet owners’ homes: going door-to-door.
§ Mandatory Microchipping: discriminatory to low income pet owners; a
cost
deterrent when linked to licensing. Chips must be registered in a
national
database to be effective.
§ Animal Litter Permit: must be purchased within 10 business days of
the
litter’s birth.
Fee $75 per litter. One litter allowed per female dog or cat (per
household) in any 12
month period.

These initiatives are proven failures – an “Animal Rights” Agenda to
end all
use, breeding and ownership of animals, whether you eat them, wear them
or
pet them. San Mateo County, CA, soon cancelled their canvassing
program due
to the ill will generated, the expense and the fact that it produced no
measurable results.

Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of PETA (People for the Ethical
Treatment
of Animals) states: “For one thing we would no longer allow breeding.
People could not create different breeds. If people had companion
animals
in their homes, these animals would have to be refugees from the animal
shelter and the streets … But as the surplus of cats and dogs
declined,
eventually companion animals would be phased out and we would return to
a
more symbiotic relationship – enjoyment at a distance.”

Mandatory Microchipping and Litter Permits are expensive,
unenforceable, and
will not address El Paso’s animal problems which are in the low income
areas. Pet owners don’t buy city licenses and can’t be forced to buy a
microchip or litter permit. Even if “no one” is allowed to breed dogs
and
cats in El Paso, they will still be available from pet shops, outside
the
city limits, from neighboring cities, and on the Internet.

Positive programs such as Education, Enforcement of Existing Laws,
Feral
Cat Programs, and Free or Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services for qualified
low
income pet owners will produce long lasting results. Please contact
the
city officials below to express opposition to these initiatives.
Mailing
address: 2 Civic Center Plaza, 10th Floor; El Paso, TX 79901

City Manager Joyce Wilson
citymanager@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4844
Mayor John Cook
mayor@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4145
Councilwoman Ann Morgan Lilly
District#1@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4151
Councilwoman Susie Byrd
District#2@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4416
Councilman J. Alexandro Lozano
District#3@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4515
Councilwoman Melina Castro
District#4@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4140
Councilman Presi Ortega
District#5@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4701
Councilman Eddie Holguin, Jr.
District#6@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4182
Councilman Steve Ortega
District#7@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4108
Councilman Beto O’Rourke
District#8@elpasotexas.gov
915-541-4123

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Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
900 NE Loop 410 #205-D
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 822-6763
Fax: (210) 822-9038
E-mail: rpoa@texas.net
Website: <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://www.responsiblepetowners.org">http://www.responsiblepetowners.org</a>
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