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‘We want to be a no-kill state.’
Newsom calls for end to
animal euthanasia in California

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Posted By: MissMolly, 1/11/2020 4:33:07 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants California to stop euthanizing animals, and he’s ready to put taxpayer money toward the cause. “We want to be a no-kill state,” Newsom said during a press conference where he presented his 2020-21 budget. Specifically, Newsom’s budget calls for a $50 million one-time general fund allocation to the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program to develop a grant program for animal shelters, with a goal of helping local communities “achieve the state’s policy goal that no adoptable or treatable dog or cat should be euthanized,” according to the budget summary. Judie Mancuso, president of Social Compassion in Legislation, an animal activist group that has lobbied the California Legislature


There are unadoptable animals. What is to be done with those?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan 1/11/2020 4:37:26 AM (No. 285093)
Babies...not so much.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wizard of is 1/11/2020 5:02:23 AM (No. 285106)
Because human feces don’t cover enough of our sidewalks.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/11/2020 5:51:41 AM (No. 285123)
Newsom... It's what Californian's deserve.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/11/2020 6:05:05 AM (No. 285126)
Then I suggest that this State get going on preventing the numerous births of feral animals. How do they treat an aggressive animal? We all want a no-kill environment but we need to be realistic. How is this going to be accomplished???????
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Reply 5 - Posted by: flygal 1/11/2020 6:13:33 AM (No. 285131)
Terribly worried about animals being killed. People? Not so much.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/11/2020 6:33:57 AM (No. 285142)
They're such nice people out there unless of course you are a baby trying to be born.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 1/11/2020 7:14:42 AM (No. 285159)
Psychological support animals for the homeless? What a brilliant idea. You think it's tough walking down the sidewalks now?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: rayscain 1/11/2020 7:15:52 AM (No. 285161)
This is a joke -- right??
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby 1/11/2020 7:28:34 AM (No. 285179)
Every other living thing other than a human takes precedence for Governor Nuisance
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak 1/11/2020 7:45:24 AM (No. 285189)
The $50,000,000 one time cost would turn into $50,000,000 plus about 10% compounded increase each year.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99 1/11/2020 7:45:44 AM (No. 285190)
Not only that, #7, but let’s give pets to people who can’t even manage to feed and take care of themselves. I suppose Kalifornia lefties will enjoy seeing sick and half starved animals wandering the tent cities.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 1/11/2020 7:57:07 AM (No. 285207)
What #1 said.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq 1/11/2020 8:09:19 AM (No. 285219)
Foolish virtue signaling. Let the rabid pit bulls roam free!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 1/11/2020 8:10:04 AM (No. 285220)
I suppose they will deal with these unwanted animals the same way they deal with all of the death row prisoners they have. Feed them and give them a warm place to stay until they die of natural causes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/11/2020 8:19:21 AM (No. 285233)
California! The Rabies and Poop Capital of the West. Thanks for the Gov. Nuisance reference.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 1/11/2020 8:26:05 AM (No. 285239)
Newsom makes Homer Simpson look like Einstein.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rusino 1/11/2020 9:01:20 AM (No. 285269)
Save the Puppies...Kill the Babies! A new Motto for California!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/11/2020 9:06:32 AM (No. 285277)
You and Hollywood gonna give up your abortion mills too Gavin?? Didn't think so.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/11/2020 9:08:50 AM (No. 285279)
Grrr...couldn't view the article because I have an ad blocker. Animal rights groups have been pushing this for a long time. There is a group called Best Friends Animal Society (among others) pushing for no-kill shelters nationwide. Sounds like California jumped on board. It takes a lot of effort to get all pets adopted. Certain breeds (like Pits Bulls) aren't popular regardless of disposition. Most people want puppies and kittens. Ten year old cats and dogs, not so much. The pet with a monthly vet bill due to some illness and a limited life expectancy takes a certain kind of person to adopt it. Large pets aren't as adoptable. Some pets aren't as sociable as others (especially if they came from a puppy mill or hording situation), and aren't as adoptable. What are they going when the shelters are full? Open more shelters? What are they going to do when an animal comes in requiring $10000 in medical treatment?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob 1/11/2020 9:13:55 AM (No. 285286)
Can't clear brush and undergrowth that cause fires now dogs and cats are saved from euthanizing how great is that. Homeless on sidewalks now roving packs of dogs what a great state to live in. Bozo has struck again.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/11/2020 9:42:23 AM (No. 285323)
Murderous Hypocrite. Save the animals, but babies? Why dont they serve baby burgers out there? Then they can save the poor cows and chickens? Democrats continuously push the boundaries of evil.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/11/2020 9:43:03 AM (No. 285325)
Remember those stories of people back in the good old days putting litters of puppies or kittens in burlap bags with a rock and throwing them in the river? Guess what? They were true. It was for animal control before there were pounds, er, shelters. This is what they'll have to resort to when they start getting packs of dogs and feral cats. That and they'll need to open up a new hunting season just for dogs and cats. What about rabies?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kate318 1/11/2020 9:46:02 AM (No. 285332)
Is assisted suicide legal in CA?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Historybuff 1/11/2020 9:52:32 AM (No. 285344)
#23, it is - and it happens in the voting booth more often than you realize.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: panther361 1/11/2020 10:03:24 AM (No. 285365)
Thanks a lot folks for your kindness.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/11/2020 10:22:23 AM (No. 285394)
Does this include the ones we eat?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimincalif 1/11/2020 10:23:07 AM (No. 285395)
You don’t need to read beyond “Newsom calls for...”. Whatever he says after that you know is a bad idea.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: NessunDorma 1/11/2020 10:35:32 AM (No. 285412)
What do you want to bet that despite his wanting California to be a "no-kill state," Newsom not only supports abortion on demand right up to the moment of birth, but also would support assisted suicide?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: steph_gray 1/11/2020 10:43:02 AM (No. 285423)
What about euthanizing animals in terrible pain? I guess that would just be left happening, since they can't tell us when they hurt. Insanity.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: NotaBene 1/11/2020 10:49:24 AM (No. 285434)
But only 3 years ago the Democrats passed the Medical Assisted Suicide Bill which Is Euthanasia for people. Dr. Kevorkian became law. On the day the law started the largest University Hospital in California informed all staff that the killing facility was ready and they had procured a house do it outside of the hospital. Socialism is the culture of Death. In the California human Euthanasia law the main reason given was the great savings this gave for ObamaCare. Marxists love cats and dogs more than people.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 1/11/2020 10:50:09 AM (No. 285439)
Today poop in the streets, tomorrow packs of feral dogs in the streets. Hope they like the taste of LIBERALS.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: padiva 1/11/2020 10:52:47 AM (No. 285443)
What a great opportunity for a new business in CA......hospice for animals. Name it after Newson and there will be wonderful grant money.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: hershey 1/11/2020 10:56:36 AM (No. 285447)
Then there is the 'Black Dog Syndrome'....people don't want to adopt black dogs so much..they have some kind of 'evil' intent just because they are black...tell you what, we have saved and loved three black dogs and will probably get one more when the current one passes...
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Reply 34 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/11/2020 11:06:39 AM (No. 285462)
Can’t kill puppies and kittens but unborn human beings is totally cool. Too bad they don’t promote human baby adoption as equally as they promote pet adoption. I’m sick of California.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: columba 1/11/2020 11:08:30 AM (No. 285464)
I am guessing that the new law will be used to prevent the processing of meat and then the eradication of the cattle industry.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: kono 1/11/2020 11:17:37 AM (No. 285481)
Brilliant idea, Govna Gruesom. Since you view people as government's pets (with only one fundamental right - to be taken care of), test your ideas for dealing with homeless people on a population of homeless pets... then when you find something that seems to work for pets, edit those laws to replace 'pets' with 'people', and voila
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Reply 37 - Posted by: LeftCoast 1/11/2020 11:23:52 AM (No. 285489)
#3 I'm tired of flippant comments like yours. Newsome is not what California deserves, nor any other state for that matter. I'm a born and raised Californian. Over my 71 years, I've watched this state's population triple since I was a kid and most of that growth was from immigrants from other states. I could say California's problems began after this surge from other states, but that would be unfair and hyperbole. But you get my point. Stop blaming California. There are millions of conservatives fighting to MCGA but it's difficult when you keep sending us your undesirables.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/11/2020 11:46:02 AM (No. 285511)
Hey 37 … We're not sending them. They wander in of their own accord. Over YOUR south border mostly.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: kono 1/11/2020 12:23:11 PM (No. 285545)
[Not quite sure how I screwed up the thread (nor why the software doesn't encapsulate comments in objects to insulate them from affecting each other); but it's clear the font-face broke out of its context and infected the rest of the comments. Very sorry. My bad.]
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Skeptical1 1/11/2020 12:39:28 PM (No. 285560)
Taiwan has been no-kill since 2017. It's a nice idea, if you have a plan for taking care of the animals.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Skeptical1 1/11/2020 12:42:17 PM (No. 285564)
Amazing, it worked. I began my comment with the "" tag (concatenated, without the quotes), and it turned off the italics.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Skeptical1 1/11/2020 12:50:19 PM (No. 285572)
OK, that didn't work. In my last post I was trying to show the html tag with the backslash "i" delimited by the "less than" and "greater than" characters. I put each character in quotes, but it was apparently parsed as a command, anyway.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Skeptical1 1/11/2020 12:51:28 PM (No. 285576)
Last post. I meant to say "forward slash".
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Reply 44 - Posted by: EQKimball 1/11/2020 12:59:33 PM (No. 285581)
His own city has tens of thousands of drug-addicted, lice-infested homeless people living and pooping on the street, and he wants to erect an animal shelter where the taxpayers will pay for open heart surgeries to extend the lives of 15-year-old cats.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Norway 1/11/2020 1:15:20 PM (No. 285589)
But abortion, and elderly and mentally ill euthanasia is A-OK
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Reply 46 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 1/11/2020 1:17:00 PM (No. 285591)
When Pelosi heard they weren’t going to put old dogs to sleep anymore..... s/
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Reply 47 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 1/11/2020 2:15:08 PM (No. 285621)
So now your terminal pet has to suffer rather than being peacefully euthanized? How about extending this to babies, you ogre!
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Reply 48 - Posted by: john56 1/11/2020 2:28:12 PM (No. 285632)
Kate Stienle was unavailable for comment.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: BocaLaura 1/11/2020 2:31:23 PM (No. 285636)
Why don't they perform abortions on all pregnant dogs and cats that end up in the pound. After all, they're not puppies and kittens until they're born.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Californian 1/11/2020 3:49:53 PM (No. 285698)
There is no need to keep up stuff that wasn't in the article. The article does not say animals are going to be given to homeless as emotional support animals. The article does not say 15 year old cats are getting $10k heart surgery. The article does not say every animal is being kept until adopted. And so on. My state is stupid enough. You don't have to make stuff up about it on top of the idiocy we already suffer through. For those of you who don't know, perfectly adoptable animals only get a few days in the typical shelter until killed. A lost pet may be killed before the owner can track it down. An abused pet may need some TLC before it's adoptable because some piece of garbage abused it as a puppy/kitten. In a state with a budget over $214 billion, we can find $50 million to save our furry friends who we made dependent upon us. We have that ethical responsibility to them. This has nothing to do with abortion or humans deciding to commit suicide. Unnecessarily killing animals who could have gone to a nice home is unconscionable.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/11/2020 4:55:49 PM (No. 285732)
Those wind farms of his are killing a lot of birds.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Annie Xango 1/11/2020 11:20:24 PM (No. 285904)
#50 thank you...I support about 50 animal rescue/shelters..and Best Friends is doing wonderful work across the US...
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On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said calling former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to testify during the impeachment of President Donald Trump “would convert the Senate trial into the same kind of a sham proceeding.” Co-host Abby Huntsman said, “Do you worry that if you open the door to witnesses like John Bolton that Republicans —we’re talking about a fair trial — Republicans are going to call the Bidens, even you to testify. Trump re-upped his calls for you and Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend. He was tweeting all about that. Joe Biden has said that he would not testify,
Elizabeth Warren confirms Bernie Sanders told
her a woman could not win the presidency
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Posted by snakeoil 1/14/2020 12:18:46 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts confirmed multiple Monday reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont told her in an October 2018 meeting that he didn't believe a woman could be president. Sanders made the comment to Warren in a closed-door meeting between the two of them in December 2018, CNN, which first broke the story, reported.
Five Reasons Meghan Markle May Not
Have Got on With Britain All That Well
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Posted by earlybird 1/13/2020 3:16:38 PM Post Reply
Prince Harry and Princess Meghan astounded the world — and the Royal family, apparently — when they announced they were giving up on their senior royal duties and decamping to Canada. In fact, Meghan has gone already — appearing to leave Harry to pick up the pieces at home. And it’s a shame, because the UK really did seem ready to embrace its new American princess when the pair tied the knot in a fairytale wedding at Windsor in 2018. Furthermore, the British people really do support the monarchy and do tend to cut them a lot of slack. So what could possibly have gone wrong? –All those flights–
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