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Paulin Wants to Clear up Confusion in Animal Rights Bill

Changes are pending for the proposed bill.

Assemblywoman , D-88th, wants to rid a proposed bill of any confusion.

Yesterday, Paulin said that amendments to the bill, which has stirred up have been filed in the Assembly in Albany and that the legislation is on hold pending additional review.

"The changes reflect Amy's wish to eliminate the misunderstanding surrounding the bill's language, as well as her genuine interest in making the bill as strong as possible," Paulin Spokeswoman Michelle Gewanter told Patch.

The bill, which Paulin said seeks to protect animals in shelters, has been the subject of fierce discussion over the past month. Paulin said she has reviewed all of the communication she received on the bill, both positive and negative, and used these public comments to improve the bill.

"There are a number of changes to the bill, including the removal of the "psychological pain" phrase since it has caused so much misunderstanding," the spokeswoman said. "In terms of a timeline, right now we are holding off on the measure as we evaluate it further."

Paulin's district includes Scarsdale, Pelham, Eastchester, part of White Plains and part of New Rochelle.

Angela Recker March 18, 2012 at 04:09 AM
ASSemblywoman Amy "I HATE ANIMALS" Paulin is back to her duplicitous tricks. She is STILL LYING, something she is very experienced at doing. While she has reworded her "BILL OF DEATH", she has NOT FIXED THE INHERENT DANGERS TO THE ANIMALS. Shelters can still "pick & choose" which rescues they will work with & the ONLY CRITERIA being that the shelter "likes" the rescues. This ISN'T FACEBOOK! LIKES DON'T COUNT! Paulin couldn't tell the truth if someone wrote it out for her to read! She needs to throw her bill away. She's now LOST 11 OF HER CO-SPONSORS! How many more clues does she need? THIS "MISGUIDED, UNIFORMED & UNEDUCATED" ASSemblywoman needs to go. DO NOT RE-ELECT HER IN NOV OR VOTE FOR HER IF SHE RUNS FOR US CONGREESS! SHE DOES NOT BELONG IN ANY OFFICE!
Angela Recker March 18, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Paulin has been bought by the ASPCA & THE NYC Animal Care & Control! Shes as dishonest as this bill is & has LOST 11 CO-SPONSORS! They aren't fleeing because the bill is good! They are dumping her because of how FLAWED THIS BILL IS! Paulin will lie till the cows come home, unless she has them killed too!!!
Anita Phillips March 18, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Amy Paulin: Just withdraw this bill. It is much too flawed to fix. What is needed is a much more compassionate bill that would move the state towards becoming a "no kill" state. And, by the way, rescues should always be welcomed in any shelter.... And, yes, I am a New York State resident and a taxpayer!
Marilyn Reese March 18, 2012 at 04:52 AM
John has said it better than I could, so I'll let you read it here: http://johnsibley.com/2012/03/17/amy-paulin-amends-quick-kill-bill-to-be-quiet-kill-bill/
Fran Tucker March 18, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Assembly Woman Amy, It's Time To Save The Animals, And Not Try To Fix A Bill That Not Working For Them. That Bill That Will Is CAARA. . Our Goal Is For A No Kill State... Fran.. NY
Chissus March 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Amy Paulin, Get a clue. WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY.
Julie Van Ness March 18, 2012 at 05:54 PM
The Paulin bill should be dropped 'in toto' instead of trying to make it into something it can never be. Ms. Paulin, the ASPCA, and above all, the NYCACC are now an immediate danger to all the animals in the State of New York. The whole situation is pathetic. To think that a state legislator, a nationally known animal welfare organization, and the official New York City animal shelter system can't manage to find an honest way to save the animals that have ended up in our shelters for one reason or another is intolerable. The Paulin bill is an embarrassment to the state. We get one excuse after another from her for its abject failure. Drop the bill. Start over and do it fast. The animals are dying every day in the shelters.
John March 18, 2012 at 06:19 PM
The bill does not offer any form of further protection for animals at all, it simply codifies in law the shelters' power to do as they wish with animals, including killing them even when rescuers are literally begging to save them. http://johnsibley.com/2012/03/17/amy-paulin-amends-quick-kill-bill-to-be-quiet-kill-bill/ The bill is an embarrassment. Further, although she's had ample time to study the issue and improve the bill, she is still making the most basic of errors in the amendments. http://johnsibley.com/2012/03/18/why-does-amy-paulin-hate-cats/ Amy Paulin is simply not up to the job here. Pull this horridly flawed bit of legislation and pass CAARA, a REAL shelter reform bill.
judy starr March 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM
This is Micah Kellner's "CAARA " ! Why , would we waste out tax dollars to rewrite another Bill if we have one that " OUT SHINES " any others ? Because, this one SAVES NYS animals . Which is the opposite of Amy Paulin & her buddies are conniving to do ! http://www.bruisednotbroken.com/CAARA PS I'd just love to see Amy Paulin climb over a chained link school fence & try to trap a cat . Wait in a dark ally alone at night trying to trap a cat . Crawl under a car to help a hurt pigeon . That's what us uneducated people do every day . In the snow , mud & tenches of NYC . We do it to save life ~ not add money to our bank accounts. Not for Power or Greed . It's at about humanity . And yes I would even do it for a human being too !
Sharon F. March 18, 2012 at 07:40 PM
If the bill is improved then why have 11 out of 16 sponsors withdrawn their support? The fact is, the bill is still flawed, and full of stupid mistakes. Did anyone on Ms. Paulin's staff proofread the bill? Why does it say: "PROPERLY SHELTER, FEED, AND PROVIDE WATER TO THE ANIMAL DURING THE TIME THE DOG IS IN THE POSSESSION, CARE OR CONTROL OF SUCH OFFICER, SOCIETY, POUND OR SHELTER" What happened to cats? And rabbits? Ms Paulin, do yourself a favor and withdraw this bill and support Micah Kellner's bill. Frankly, I can't comprehend why you wouldn't. Is it ego?
Angela Recker March 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
EXCELLENT POINT JUDY! PATHETIC PAULIN would never lift a finger to help ANY ANIMAL! She is gutless, morally bankrupt & heartless as her bill proves. UNEDUCATED PAULIN is the most despicable excuse for a human being I have ever encountered & a pathological liar as well. She hasn't "improved" her bill & we & her co-sponsors know it. Too bad UNEDUCATED PAULIN doesn't.
Angela Recker March 18, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Well said Sharon! I believe she actually made her bill WORSE!
Julie Van Ness March 19, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Thank you, Judy Starr, for telling it like it is. For sure, rescuing animals does not add to the rescuers' banks accounts!!!
Karen Devito March 19, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Amy Paulin,you are a political disgrace.You did this to yourself;either join forces with Micah Kellner on animal issues or you will have to live with us for the rest of your career.By the way,your name is dirt nationwide.
Julie Van Ness March 19, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Karen Devito is right. We're not going away. Remember...In politics, when you're in a ditch, stop digging... Drop the bill.
Angela Recker March 19, 2012 at 08:49 PM
HEY PAULIN! YOU MADE A STATE TROOPER CALL ME & TELL ME TO STOP CALLING YOU & I HAVE. I ASKED HIM TO TELL YOU I WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING THIS BILL & I HAVEN'T. I ALSO WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING TO REMOVE YOU FROM OFFICE. BE READY TO ANSWER TO THE NEW STATE ETHICS COMMITTEE! ONE LAST THING PAULIN - WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HOLD THAT ONLINE DISCUSSION YOU CHICKENED OUT ON? WE'RE STILL READY & WAITING TO DEBATE YOU PUBLICALLY. SEE, WE ARE WILLING TO FIGHT PUBLICALLY UNLIKE YOU WHO HAS TO HIDE & DO EVERYTHING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. YOU PREFER TO SNEAK AROUND & ARE NOT WILLING TO FACE YOUR DETRACTORS. I AM! ALL OF US ARE! YOU THINK YOU ARE SMART & WE'RE STUPID? COME MEET US ONLINE & SEE WHO IS THE SMARTER & BETTER! IT WON'T BE YOU! YOU ARE DISHONEST AS THE DAY IS LONG. WE ALL KNOW IT!

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