CALIFORNIA AB 272--Asm. Gomez & the Assembly apparently think this bill is a joke http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTniW_zhLs .
CALIFORNIA AB 272, which seeks to lower the age dogs must be vaccinated against rabies from 4 to 3 month does not seem to be taken seriously in Assembly, nor do they appear to understand the health risks. TODAY-contact your Assemblymember http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legisl...egislator.html & ask them to PUT A HOLD ON BILL AB 272 -- it only takes ONE Assemblymember to put a hold on this bill. Then ask every California resident you know to do the same.
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CALIFORNIA AB 272 THE ALARMING PROPOSED BILL THAT COULD THREATEN YOUR PET'S LIFE Mercola Healthy Pets on California Rabies Bill AB 272 http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...ccination.aspx
CALIFORNIA AB 272, which seeks to lower the age dogs must be vaccinated against rabies from 4 to 3 month has been sent to the Senate. Please contact your SENATOR http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ immediately & ask them to OPPOSE AB 272, then ask every California resident you know to do the same.
RCF Cover Letter to California Senators:
April 28, 2013
Attached is a letter from The Rabies Challenge Fund, a California charitable trust of which Santa Monica resident, veterinarian & world-renowned veterinary vaccine research scientist Dr. W. Jean Dodds is Co-Trustee, in OPPOSITION to Rabies Bill AB 272. This bill will likely be assigned to your committee this week, after passing the Assembly last week.
AB 272 would require that all dogs be vaccinated against rabies at the age of 3 months instead of 4 months. Lowering the required age of rabies vaccination to 3 months not only increases the likelihood of adverse vaccine reactions when added to other puppy vaccines given at 3 months, but also may fail to adequately immunize due to residual maternal antibodies.
Please bear in mind that there are no veterinarians or veterinary medical practitioners amongst the bill’s sponsors, Health Officers Association of California—the association consists of physicians and speak with no more authority on veterinary medical issues than veterinarians would in sponsoring a bill regulating human medical care.
If you have any questions or would like any of the scientific and/or medical data referenced in the attached letter, you can reach Dr. W. Jean Dodds in California at her veterinary clinic (714) 891-2022 , or you can reach me at email@example.com .
Kris L. Christine
The Rabies Challenge Fund
CALIFORNIA AB 272 which seeks to lower mandated rabies vaccination in dogs from 4 to 3 months has been assigned to the Senate Health Committee. Please contact committee Chair, Senator Hernandez at (916) 651-4024 firstname.lastname@example.org, Senator Anderson (vice-chair) email@example.com (916) 651-4036 and committee members below to OPPOSE AB 272. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/...09_status.html
Senate Health Committee: http://biacal.org/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=120267
Ed Hernandez (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4024
Joel Anderson (Vice Chair) email@example.com (916) 651-4036
Jim Beall firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4015
Kevin de Leon email@example.com (916) 651-4022
Mark DeSaulnier firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4007
Bill Monning email@example.com (916) 651-4017
Jim Nielsen firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4004
Fran Pavley email@example.com (916) 651-4023
Lois Wolk firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4003
2013 World Small Animal Veterinary Association VACCINATION GUIDELINES FOR NEW PUPPY OWNERS http://www.wsava.org/sites/default/files/New%20Puppy%20Owner%20Vaccination%20Guidelines%20M ay%202013.pdf
" 2. The WSAVA also states that the last puppy vaccine against the core diseases should be given at 14-16 weeks of age. This is because, before this time, the mother passes immunity to her puppies, and this ‘maternal immunity’ can prevent the vaccine from working.
3. A high percentage (98%) of core puppy vaccines given between 14-16 weeks of age will provide immunity against parvovirus, distemper and adenovirus for many years, and probably for the life of the animal .
6. The WSAVA supports the use of titre testing. ...."
CALIFORNIA Rabies Bill AB 272 which seeks to lower the age at which dogs must be vaccinated against rabies from 4 to 3 months will be heard JUNE 5th by the Senate Health Committee.
What You Can Do to Help
Please contact Committee Chair Senator Ed Hernandez (916) 651-4024 Fax (916) 445-0485 email@example.com, Senator Joel Anderson (vice-chair) firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 651-4036 Fax (916) 447-9008 & committee members below and ask them to OPPOSE AB 272. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/...20_status.html
Senate Health Committee:
Ed Hernandez (Chair) email@example.com Phone (916) 651-4024 Fax (916) 445-0485
Joel Anderson (Vice Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (916) 651-4036 Fax (916) 447-9008
Jim Beall email@example.com Phone (916) 651-4015 Fax (916) 323-4529
Kevin de Leon firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (916) 651-4022 Fax (916) 327-8817
Mark DeSaulnier email@example.com Phone (916) 651-4007 Fax (916) 445-2527
Bill Monning firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (916) 651-4017 Fax (916) 445-8081
Jim Nielsen email@example.com Phone (916) 651-4004 Fax (916) 445-7750
Fran Pavley firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (916) 651-4027 Fax (916) 324-4823
Lois Wolk email@example.com Phone (916) 651-4003 Fax (916) 323-2304
Senate Health Committee Staff Phone Fax (916) 324-0384
UPDATE CALIFORNIA Rabies Bill AB 272 was amended in the Senate yesterday (5/28/13) & NO LONGER REQUIRES puppies to be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/...d_sen_v96.html ".....(b) (1) Every dog owner, after his or her dog attains the age of three or four months, shall, at intervals of time not more often than once a year, as may be prescribed by the department, procure its vaccination by a licensed veterinarian with a canine antirabies vaccine ..."
PENNSYLVANIA Rabies Medical Exemption Bill SB 155 will be heard in the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, JUNE 4th at 9:30 a.m. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...e=2&CteeBody=H. Please contact Chairs John Maher (717) 783-1522 JMaher@pahousegop.com, Joseph A. Petrarca (717) 787-5142 JPetrarc@pahouse.net & committee members below to ask them to SUPPORT SB 155.
Pennsylvania House Agriculture Committee Members
John Maher, Chair (717) 783-1522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph A. Petrarca Co-Chair (717) 787-5142 email@example.com
Mindy Fee (717) 772-5290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Reese (717) 783-9311 Mreese@pahousegop.com
Stephen Bloom (717) 772-2280 email@example.com
Michele Brooks (717) 783-5008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Denlinger (717) 787-3531 email@example.com
Joe Emrick (717) 260-6159 Jemrick@pahousegop.com
Mikie Fleck (717) 787-3335 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Hahn (717) 783-8573 email@example.com
David Hickernell (717) 783-2076 Dhickern@pahousegop.com
Rob Kauffman (717) 705-2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Keller (717) 783-1593 email@example.com
David Millard (717) 783-1102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Moul (717) 783-5217 email@example.com
Mike Tobash (717) 260-6148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deberah Kula (717) 772-1858 DKuhla@pahouse.net
Brandon Neuman (717) 783-4834 BNeuman@pahouse.net
Scott Conklin (717) 787-9473 SConklin@pahouse.net
Pamela DeLissio (717) 783-4945 PDelissi@pahouse.net
Sid Michaels Kavulich (717) 783-4874 SKavulic@pahouse.net
Rick Mirabito (717) 772-1314 RMirabit@pahouse.net
Mark Painter (717) 783-4073 MPainter@pahouse.net
Mark Rozzi (717) 783-3290 MRozzi@pahouse.net
Jake Wheatley, Jr. (717) 783-3783 JWheatle@pahouse.net
PENNSYLVANIA Medical Exemption Bill SB 155 was amended & reported out of House Agriculture Committee & had 1st floor consideration 6/4/13. 3rd & final consideration by Monday according to Co-chair Petrarca's staff http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...&type=B&bn=155
Last edited by Kris L. Christine; 06-05-2013 at 03:47 PM.