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    I've always liked Chris Shays, a Republican representing one of the richest districts in the land but a pretty progressive lad.

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    Legislation would require pet to be included in evacuations
    More would leave if pets allowed, lawmakers say

    Thursday, September 22, 2005; Posted: 2:36 p.m. EDT (18:36 GMT)

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal disaster grants to state and local governments should be conditioned on how they accommodate pets in their evacuation plans, say lawmakers disturbed that some Hurricane Katrina victims refused to leave home because they couldn't take their animals with them.

    "I cannot help but wonder how many more people could have been saved had they been able to take their pets," Rep. Tom Lantos, D-California, said Thursday.

    Lantos and Reps. Christopher Shays, R-Connecticut, and Barney Frank, D-Massaschusetts, are sponsoring a bill that would require that state and local disaster preparedness plans required for Federal Emergency Management Agency funding include provisions for household pets and service animals.

    More than 6,000 pets have been saved in Mississippi and Louisiana, said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of the Humane Society of the United States, but tens of thousands more could still be in New Orleans alone. Texas, he said, has been better at allowing people to take their pets with them ahead of Hurricane Rita but a formal policy is still needed.

    "We cannot rely on individual acts of compassion," Markarian said.

    Holly Hazard, executive director of the Doris Day Animal League, said there are 4,000 outstanding requests to rescue pets more than three weeks after Katrina hit.

    While the legislation may draw attention to the issue, it doesn't "have any real meat in it," said Sara Spaulding, a spokeswoman for the American Humane Association. She said uniform protocols on rescuing and sheltering animals, for example, should be formulated at the federal level with consultation from animal welfare groups.[/b][/quote]
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

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    Let's get the people evacuation right, first.

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    • #3
      In a time when so much is fucked up in this country, I'm appalled to see that lawmakers are trying to save animals from hurricanes and baseball from steroids.


      Fuck that.....and I'm a huge Baseball fan and Animal lover.
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      • #4
        It doesn't have to be an either/or kind of thing. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
        Damn these electric sex pants!

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        • #5
          QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 02:17 PM) Quoted post

          It doesn't have to be an either/or kind of thing. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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          but it is.
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          • #6
            QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 22 2005, 01:18 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 02:17 PM) Quoted post

            It doesn't have to be an either/or kind of thing. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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            but it is.
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            I won't settle for that.
            Damn these electric sex pants!

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            Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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            • #7
              Do we really need a law for this? Good Lord.
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              • #8
                QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 02:19 PM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 22 2005, 01:18 PM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 02:17 PM) Quoted post

                It doesn't have to be an either/or kind of thing. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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                but it is.
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                I won't settle for that.
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                Your voice is your vote....but so far it's not making a difference. Lawmakers prefer to stick to non-controversial niche issues where they can't be cast in a bad light.

                Shitty hand we're delt, but it's the reality of what we've got.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Sep 22 2005, 02:22 PM) Quoted post

                  Do we really need a law for this? Good Lord.
                  [/b][/quote]


                  Thats what I'm thinking...........

                  UM hello! If I need to evacuate, I dont need a stinking law telling me I can take my dog with me.

                  I know this is probably in regard to the dumbass people that want to ride out the storm and their house was flooded to the top. But come on.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(#1 Jimmy fan @ Sep 22 2005, 02:29 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Sep 22 2005, 02:22 PM) Quoted post

                    Do we really need a law for this? Good Lord.
                    [/b][/quote]


                    Thats what I'm thinking...........

                    UM hello! If I need to evacuate, I dont need a stinking law telling me I can take my dog with me.

                    I know this is probably in regard to the dumbass people that want to ride out the storm and their house was flooded to the top. But come on.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    Apparently, there were a lot of people that did not evacuate NO before the storm because of their pets and there were also people who would not leave after the storm either when the rescuers told them they were not allowed to take their pets with them. Lots of people had to leave their animals behind.

                    I agree we don't need a law though. Compassion and decency, not legislation, should call for pets being evacuated as well whenever possible.
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                    • #11
                      People should include their pets in their disaster planning, but I don't wan't the government making such laws.
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                      • #12
                        My brain hurts.

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                        • #13
                          Fucking stupid. Pets will have the "right" to healthcare soon.
                          Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(BurnKU @ Sep 22 2005, 07:36 PM) Quoted post

                            Fucking stupid. Pets will have the "right" to healthcare soon.
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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 22 2005, 02:06 PM) Quoted post

                              Let's get the people evacuation right, first.
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                              Start small.

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