New York State has filed Assembly Bill 3431 and Senate Bill S6167 to prohibit devocalization of dogs and cats.
There is opposition to these bills from lobbies that profit from devocalization. They are trying to kill the bills through loopholes. One amendment would allow some people to have their dogs and cats devocalized.
Devocalization is cruel and inhumane. It allows a pet to be put through a dangerous and unnecessary surgery.
You can help by calling your legislators:
Senator Lee Zeldin sponsor of State Bill 6167 – 518-455-3570
Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski sponsor of Assembly Bill 3431B – 518-455-5735
Be polite but firm in your opposition to any further amendments. Let them know that animal lovers in your district are in opposition to the amendments. Remind them that you are a voter.