7 Animals = Hoarding???? (Illinois)

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  1. Sweet72947

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    Just learned of a pending bill in Illinois.

    Here is the text of the bill:
    Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of HB1166

    Here is a blog talking about the bill:
    Animal hoarding: It’s time we showed compassion to animal and human victims | www.NoPitBullBans.com

    I have six animals (two cats, two dogs, two guinea pigs), so I am one animal short of being a hoarder according to this lawmaker! How about you?

    I think Chazzers in Illinois should make sure this law doesn't pass! You can have more than 7 animals, but you would need a permit according to this. Its a state-wide pet limit law! Not cool!
     
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    I'd be classed as a hoarder then too, I'm on 13. Thank god there's no such laws here!

    Hope it doesn't pass. :(
     
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    guina pigs count? wonder if finches do..,,or mice.
     
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    omg, we have 6 here and it feels like a pretty small group considering there are 3 of us looking after them.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    3 Dogs, 2 Cats and 4 Ducks...yep.
     
  7. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Meh, not really a big deal to me...
     
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    HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PHONE NUMBERS
    Rep. Lisa Dugan - (217) 782-5981
    Rep. Patrick Verschoore- (217) 782-5970
    Jason Barickman -(217) 558-1039
    Rep. Jim Sacia – (217) 782-8186
    Rep. Kelly Burke - (217) 782-0515
    Rep. John Cavaletto - (217) 782-0066
    Rep. Mary Flowers – (217) 782-4207
    Rep. Norine Hammond - (217) 782-0416
    Rep. Chad Hays – (217) 782-4811
    Rep. Frank Mautino - (217) 782-0140
    Rep. Jack McGuire - (217) 782-8090
    Rep. Daniel Moffitt - (217) 782-8032
    Rep. Brandon Phelps - (217) 782-5131
    Rep. Dan Reitz - (217) 782-1018
    Rep. Wayne Rosenthal - (217) 782-8071

    Some points if people want to call:
    http://www.akc.org/pdfs/canine_legislation/animal_limit_laws_flyer.pdf


    Next hearing for this is planned for Tuesday but they keep moving it... as of right now this is the plan:
    Agriculture & Conservation Committee Hearing
    Mar 8 2011 2:00PM
    Stratton Building
    Room 413
    Springfield, IL
    HB1080, HB1166, HB0240, HB1247, HB0006
     
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    That's crazy!

    There's currently 6 animals in our house (4 dogs 2 cats) and that seems like nothing. We're about to get a dozen or so chickens, too, so that would put us WAY over limit.

    What about fish, do they count? If so I was a hoarder even when I was living in the dorms!
     
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    I have six animals - three birds, two dogs, and a cat. So apparently I'm one animal short of being a hoarder.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    6 animals here too. 4 dogs and 2 cats. Ugh.
     
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    Uh-oh, we're hoarders. Four cats, two dogs, and two horses.

    And my friend better just go ahead and turn herself in for animal cruelty. She has six dogs, three cats, a leopard gecko, about 20 cows (they're all pets, not for meat, so I guess they count), seven horses, and a donkey. THE HORROR!
     
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    Is this something that out of state letters would help or hurt?
     
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    Hmmm... just my cornsnakes alone make me a hoarder. I have seven of those! (Nine if you count the two I have on loan this season...)

    Add those in to the dog, two cats, and four sugar gliders... well, I guess we're just a mess!
     
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    I don't think letters or calls from out of state will help as much as in state, but I don't think they will hurt. You can always point out how you'll obviously never move to the state if it passes and you will think twice before doing business in the state.

    Pat Verschoore is the one who filed the bill and has gotten a LOT of calls. A few weeks ago he said from all the feedback he's gotten he doesn't want to call the bill anymore. It's still on the agenda though and every time the move the meetings it stays right on the agenda, so who knows.
     
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    *points* eeewwww you hoarders!!

    Oh wait, that would make me one too! ESPECIALLY if that counts my Mom's birds) :rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting logic. I have 5 rodents and 4 dogs.
     
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    If the fish count I'm at 8. Sheesh.
     
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    Good grief. Yup, I'm a hoarder. 5 cats, 3 ferrets, 2 dogs, 1 bird, 1 STO.
     
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    I'm not trying to be an a-hole, but this is EXACTLY the type of apathetic attitude that is allowing the nutjob H$U$/PETA agenda to keep creeping on along, and robbing responsible pet owners of their rights.
     

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