Voting on 'Oreo'
June 11th, 2010
Oreo’s Law, a measure aimed at rescuing adoptable animal in shelters, is scheduled for a vote Tuesday in the Assembly Agriculture Committee. But, according to emails this morning, advocates of the bill fear the bill could die.
A message from Nathan Winograd of the No-Kill Advocacy Center, a key proponent of Oreo’s Law, says William Magee, chair of the committee, has recommended it be held or table which would, in effect, kill it.
As Jillian Jonas reported in Gotham Gazette earlier this year, the measure has split the animal rights community with many groups supporting but the ASPCA on record as against it.
In his email, Winograd takes aim at animal groups opposing the measure saying a legislative insider told him “the opposition is strong, but the supporters are not. They do not have enough connections. And they certainly don’t have the money, millions of dollars given by unsuspecting donors who erroneously think these organizations speak for the animals, instead of their own ambition.”By Gail Robinson on June 11, 2010, 1:46 pm
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