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Common sense at last. May all other states and countries take note of this and act accordingly.

 

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So happy to see this :D Euth by gas chamber is being banned as well.

http://www.care2.com/causes/massachusetts-overhauls-animal-protection-laws.html

Provisions in this bill will help animals in a few ways, most notably by:

Setting up a Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund to help cover veterinary care and spay/neuter for homeless dogs and cats to reduce their numbers and reduce costs for cities, in addition to assisting low-income pet owners with vaccinations and spay/neuter. Residents will be able to voluntarily donate to the fund through their state tax returns.

Including pets in restraining orders to protect both people and animals from domestic violence and encourage victims of abuse to seek help without having to worry about what will happen if they leave a pet behind.

Banning euthanasia via gas chambers.

Creating categories for kennel licensing ranging from residential to commercial.

Requiring health certificates for dogs and cats coming into the state.

Requiring training for animal control officers (ACO), which has not been mandatory, and ensuring they are not also licensed animal dealers who could potentially turn over animals to research facilities. ACOs will be overseen by the Department of Agricultural Resources and will be trained in a number of areas ranging from animal capture techniques and cruelty statutes to animal health inspector duties.

Improving the dangerous dog law to prohibit discrimination against any breed.

Increasing fines for animal cruelty.

Adding provisions to enforce the spay/neuter deposit law for adopted animals to ensure they can’t reproduce by requiring a written agreement and increasing the deposit, which is collected if animals are adopted out without being spayed/neutered.
 

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That is fabulous news!

In Brasil, where I live, you cannot euthanize dogs due to overcrowding and even aggression!
 

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Yay Mass!! I knew you had some goodness in there! =)~
I hope other states follow suit as well with BSL & gas chambers...the thought that they were/are used makes me ill.
 

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I attended university in Massachusetts and lived there for several years after that. I have always had a deep and abiding love for that state (didn't much love the winters though; still, autumn foliage season was spectacular).

It seems that my affection is justified once again. Yes, you go, Mass. Go and go and go and go ...
 

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Florida has had this law for years...... We were the first. We have a VERY STRONG dog community when it comes to Political issues. Groups from other States have worked with us to form their own Political Action Groups.

We have one city that is Grandfathered in. Miami. That ordinance is up for a vote on August 14th.
 

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Yaaaaay Mass !!! I hope my state & other states follow suit.
Your state already has.... Been on the books a long time.

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HEALTH & SAFETY CODE - CHAPTER 822. REGULATION OF ANIMALS - SUBCHAPTER A. DOGS THAT ARE A DANGER TO PERSONS

§822.047[0]. LOCAL REGULATION OF DANGEROUS DOGS. A county or municipality may place additional requirements or restrictions on dangers dogs if the requirements or restrictions: (1) are not specific to one breed or several breeds of dogs; and (2) are more stringent than restrictions provided by this subchapter.



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