Dyeing animals has been against the law in Florida for 45 years—and with good reason—but a bill passed in the Florida legislature would repeal this ban.
If this legislation passes, pet stores would be able to take advantage of it (for example, by dyeing ducklings, bunnies, and chicks around Easter) to lure kids and parents into buying animals on a whim.
Being dyed is stressful for animals, and pet store customers rarely stop to consider the responsibility involved in caring for animals for a lifetime. Animals purchased on impulse often end up abandoned, severely neglected, or given to already strained animal shelters.
The bill has now been turned over to Gov. Rick Scott to sign, and we need your help! Please encourage Gov. Scott to veto this careless bill for the good of animals and for all Florida citizens!
Please send polite comments to:
The Honorable Rick Scott
Governor of Florida
E-mail us at [email protected] with a copy of your e-mail or let us know how your call went, and we’ll give you 500 points.
Thanks for speaking up for animals!