We need to stop this now. Look at the old pictures of HB and how far he has come. No one is saying we don't need vet care, I couldn't have done it without our vet, but we certainly couldn't have taken care of him if we had to pay $1000 per night for intensive care. Not only would it have been WELL OVER the $3000+ dollars we spent, (more like $15,000 - $20,000), he most likely would not have survived without someone with him, touching him and pulling him back to life 24/7. The vet board already has more power than it uses properly, please don't give them more. They will simply send out fines and citations, and if you don't want to pay them, you will have to hire an attorney and go to court.
This bill will mean death to so many animals. Please help us stop it.ThanksPalomino for Honey Bandit & the Gang.
Hi All, Well, they're at it again. This time, they're trying to sneak it through the California Senate. If you value the services of your Equine Chiropractor, Dental Practitioner, Massage Therapist, Body Worker, etc., please take a few minutes to review the proposed law that is silently being pushed through the legislative process (California SB 697). If we don't let our concerns and feelings be known, then a very small vocal minority will make the decision for you. In other words, most of the services listed below will only legally be provided by a veterinarian.Please exercise your right to choose! Don't let your right to choose be taken away from you! Please write to your Senator and/or Assembly member to let your voice be heard! If you would like some assistance drafting a letter, please contact me.TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. SB 697 goes up for vote in 11 days -- April 25th. Find your Senator(s) and/or Assembly members here:http://www.my-horse-dentist.com/Equine_Dentistry/Senators_%26_Assembly.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.htmlThank you very much,John Mares, AED Certified, CEqDT(408) 476-2052 Proposed CA legislation against non-vet equine bodyworkers, chiropractors, and dentists
There is a bill going through the legislative process in California SB 697. This bill would make it illegal for your massage therapist, chiropractor, equine cranial sacral therapist, equine dentist, or equine body worker to continue to provide their services to you and your horse if they are not a veterinarian. There is a possibility that Chiropractors would not be affected by the bill but it is not clear in the language of the bill.
This bill takes away your right as a horse owner to make the decisions about who you want to treat your horse. It is placing the decision in the hands of a Veterinarian Advisory Board and the legislature.
It would deprive the specialists working with your horse from earning a living no matter what level of expertise or training they have. It contains all sorts of anti-trust and restriction of trade issues.
It is going to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. It has been amended several times and so far has not had any opposition.
If you value the services your equine health care providers provide please contact your Senate, Assemblyperson and members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and add your voice opposing this bill. You can find email addresses so you can send an email. It does not have to be long. Let them know you oppose the bill on the grounds of losing your freedom of choice in deciding on your equine health providers and the economic loss from losing the tax revenue and jobs.
This is the bill: SB 697 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_697_bill_20110218_introduced.pdf
PLEASE take 5 minutes out of your day tomorrow to write or call your Senator and assemblyperson (find them here http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html) and tell them to VOTE NO ON SB 697.
In addition to properly trained veterinarians, Chiropractors with full postgraduate training and certifications (AVCA or IVCA acredited schools) are also fully qualified to provide chiropractic care to animals, so please don't exclude them.
Please dont leave this for someone else to do...PLEASE CALL and tell everyone you know to do the same! Spread the word!
If you really want to be pro-active, print out this petition, and have as many people as you can sign it. Then, mail it to your representative (above). No on 697 Petition