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A Recommended Sales and Use Tax Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger Will Tax Veterinary Services, Says Social Compassion in Legislation
Date:11/21/2008

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent announcement, Governor Schwarzenegger recommended broadening the Sales and Use Tax to include "luxury" items such as veterinary services, which is sure to cause an increase in animal shelter overpopulation. Animal welfare advocates across the state are joining forces and urging all pet owners to take action and contact the governor and state legislature to stop this tax.

"Our companion animals are family members and taking care of their health is a responsibility, not a discretionary spending decision like golf or furniture repair," said Judie Mancuso, president of Social Compassion in Legislation. "No other medical professions were included in the sales tax proposal, and with record numbers of families already making the unfortunate choice to abandon their pets because they cannot afford them in today's economy, the last thing we need to do is increase medical costs."

Due to the poor economy and home foreclosures, shelters across the city, state and nation are seeing an increase in animal intake. This new tax for veterinary services will cause some pet owners to be unable to afford proper pet care and others to relinquish their pets to shelters.

"Subjecting complicated veterinary medical procedures and treatments to taxation would be the same as taxing health care for children in California," said William Grant, II, DVM, president of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). "What will happen to the sick or injured pets of people already struggling with potential home foreclosures and job losses? How much more heartbreak is it fair to ask of our fellow citizens?"

"The current economic crisis has impacted many aspects of our lives, and pets are no exception," said Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. "Pet food and regular veterinary care are necessities, not luxuries, for the companion ani
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