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Dog in Gas Chamber

Dog in Gas Chamber

The legislation on a ban on the gas chamber came at the request of Defenders of Animals because the organization was convinced that the device was an inhumane method for euthanizing dogs and cats.

The General Assembly passed Senator John J. Tassoni’s bill in (2005 – Senate version. It provides for the disposal of animals by lethal injection only.

The House version was introduced by Representative Charlene M. Lima (D) who represents District 14 in Cranston and Providence. Representative Lima serves as the Deputy Speaker.


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Save Thousands of Dogs and Cats on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
You can Save thousands of animals in Rhode Island by participating at the legislative hearings on Wednesday, March 20.


HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY



NOTICE OF MEETING
DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
TIME: Rise of the House (Usually Between 4:00 Pm and 4:30 PM)
PLACE: Room 313 - State House



SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

House Bill No. 5333
BY Fellela, Costantino, Giarrusso, Winfield, Ucci
(would require that animal shelters meet certain specified conditions prior to euthanizing an animal)
02/07/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


House Bill No. 5426
BY Serpa, Fellela, Costa, Shekarchi, Azzinaro
(would provide penalties for requiring the devocalization of dogs and cats as a condition of real estate occupancy)
02/13/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 5429
BY Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt, Costantino, Serpa, Ferri
(would allow a RI incorporated animal welfare or animal rights organization to assist a pet owner in the adoption process provided the organization is not involved in the sale of such animal.)
02/13/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


House Bill No. 5431
BY Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt, Costantino, Serpa, Ferri
(would expand the definition of guardian, in the law on animal care, to include a Rhode Island incorporated animal welfare or animal rights group)
02/13/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 5492
(by request)
BY Hearn, Amore, Kazarian
(would impose a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) to be paid to the state department of environmental management on any licensed releasing agency offering unspayed or unneutered cats for sale or adoption)
02/14/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 5494
BY DeSimone, Ackerman, Lima, Fellela, Shekarchi
(would expand the meaning of unnecessary cruelty to one who willfully, intentionally, maliciously, recklessly and/or knowingly authorizes or permits that animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty of any kind)
02/14/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 5671
BY Palangio, Williams, Palumbo, Lima, DeSimone
(would prevent cities and towns from enacting any regulation or ordinance specific to any particular breed of dog, cat or other animal.)
02/27/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS


NOTICE OF MEETING

DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
TIME: Rise of the House (Starting Between 4 PM and 4:30 PM)
PLACE: Room 203 - State House

House Bill No. 5398
BY Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt, Costantino, Serpa, Ferri
(would impose additional regulations on the operation of pet grooming facilities.)
02/13/2013 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
Posted on Mar 20, 2013 by defenders
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