California Spay-Neuter Bill Receives Hearing

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California Spay-Neuter Bill Receives Hearing

California sportsmen again are facing legislation mandating the spaying/neutering of their prized sporting dogs.

As previously reported, SB 250, sponsored by state senator Dean Florez (D- Hanford/Bakersfield), would make it impossible to own a dog capable of reproducing unless an “unaltered” license is purchased.

The bill will cause unnecessary financial hardships on many sportsmen who will be forced to spay or neuter their animals at their own expense. It will also prevent people from breeding accomplished sporting dogs and diminish the number of quality hunting dogs that are available.

Just last year, California sportsmen and dog owners successfully derailed similar legislation, but now they are facing round two of this fight.

The bill is similar to Assembly Bill 1634 from the last legislative session. That bill was stopped after intense pressure was brought to bear on California lawmakers by dog owners that understood the danger it posed to their way of life.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is working closely with the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance to block movement of this harmful legislation.

The bill received a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee on April 15.

Sportsmen and sporting dog breeders should continue contacting their state senators and urge them to oppose this measure.

To find your state senator’s phone number, please use the Legislative Action Center.

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