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Md Bill Aims to give Dogs Same Rights as Humans

Maryland House Bill 912 Strives To Give Dogs Same Rights As Humans


This article was taken from the USSA’s website:

Maryland House Bill 912, sponsored by Delegate A. Wade Kach (R- Cockeysville), attempts to redefine the relationship between a dog and its owner. The bill deletes all references to dog ownership in current law and replaces those with dog guardianship language. Under the bill, a person who has a dog will no longer be considered a dog “owner” but would instead be considered a dog “guardian.”

In other areas of law a person who is a “guardian” has an extremely high responsibility for the person in their care.

“Guardian language is intended to apply to people and not animals,” said Evan Heusinkveld, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance director of state services. “HB 912 is the first step in elevating the legal status of animals to the same level as people.”

The bill could be interpreted to allow animal rights organizations to:
• Use the “guardian” designation to force new, unreasonable standards of care on dog owners that go far above current laws;
• Open the door for lawsuits against dog “guardians” on behalf of their dog; and
• Use the new language to try and overturn well settled law that designates dogs as personal property.

“This bill isn’t about ensuring dogs are treated well. There are already laws on the books to do that,” said Heusinkveld. “It is part of a broader, radical animal rights agenda meant to elevate all animals to person-hood status in the law. All sportsmen need to speak up and help stop this bill.”

A hearing has been schedule on the bill in Maryland’s House Committee on Environmental Matters on Thursday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will take place in Room 250 (second floor) of the House of Delegates in Annapolis.

All sportsmen/hunters please contact Maryland Delegate A. Wade Kach (R- Cockeysville), and voice your opposition of his sponsored bill 912. Click here on his email address now: [email protected]

Also contact these Maryland Senators and voice your disapproval now.

MD Senator Ben Cardin (D): http://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

MD Senator Barbara Mikulski (D): http://www.mikulski.senate.gov/contact/

All sportsmen/hunters in Maryland and throughout America need to contact the state of MD and voice your opposition of bill 912. This is exactly what animal rights activists are striving for. Their overall goal is for animals to have equal rights with humans. Please voice your opinion of disapproval. We can’t allow this bill to go through, if it does what’s next. Wildlife with equal rights? – Hunters Against PETA

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Also contact these Maryland Senators and voice your disapproval now.

MD Senator Ben Cardin (D): http://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

MD Senator Barbara Mikulski (D): http://www.mikulski.senate.gov/contact/


Two of the most left wing liberals in the US Senate. Yes, contact them and be prepared to be ingnored or corrected for your position - as Mikulski has done before.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Once again, I am embarassed to live here. Sigh.

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Hopefuully those in his district look up the recall provisions of the law - and use them.

Just to many instances of late where those provisions seem like the quickest way for resolution. Yet, we hear little of their use.

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to think some people want to side with these people
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I say we use it to turn the tables on the anti's. Lets sue all dog guardians that don't allow dogs to perform the trade they were bred and developed to perform. Sure would be fun to go to the bay and watch the poodles retrieve ducks and geese. Waugh!

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Hmmm, now theres a thought.

Does this mean that if someone sterilizes their dog, the law will prosecute for involuntary sterilization of the companion human now? Of course all the laws concerning this issue will need to be repealed.

Free will and all.

Will a dog, now be able to sue for being compelled to have its shots? Humans sue all the time about immunization. Again, all laws will need to be repealed requiring it.

Same with the lease laws and laws requiring dogs to be controlled. People run free - parity means that so shall the dogs. Once again, all laws on the books requiring that dog to be controlled and confined will need to be repealed.

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I am sorry officer, I am only his guardian, you will have to take him to court for not having a licence. You will also have to appoint an attorney that understands and speaks his language. Not to mention a jury of his peers.

BTW why don't dogs have to take a test to get a license. Waugh!

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Well, this has the potential of a vast array of issues, not the least of which would be: Reproductive rights, welfare, right to work, union membership, right to vote. Oh, and what will this mean to our pals in PETA?

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PETA will be replaced with the ACLU.

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