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California State Election Primary, June 6,
The Animal Legislative Action Network is a political action committee that elects animal friendly legislators to the California Legislature. We attempt to obtain the views of viable candidates in each competitive race. Please take a minute to answer the questions truthfully without trying to figure out the “right answer”. You may return the questionnaire by fax. Our endorsements appear on our website (alanpac.com).
I would focus on three
things. First, I would make sure
that our state laws are enforced to the fullest.
Secondly, I would work with state authorities to make sure that
communities with histories of dog fighting and cockfighting are educated on
animal cruelty and the consequences for participating in these activities.
Finally, I would support efforts to require breeders of pets sold in
California to register as businesses with the California Board of Quality
The best place for elephants is not in a zoo.
Elephants already in California zoos need to be monitored by appropriate
local and state agencies. I would require the state to study the current health and
living conditions of elephants in California, make recommendations and follow-up
on those recommendations.
I would [work] alongside ALAN to support efforts to halt the use of dogs to hunt Bears and Bobcats.
I would tell the constituent to take steps such as not feeding pets
outside, making garbage inaccessible to coyotes and fencing the yard to protect
his or her cat. The Department of
Fish and Game is the agency responsible for the behavior of coyotes in
Residents must come to view wildlife as a potential neighbor.
Increased public education is needed to improve methods of landscape
management, trash disposal, care of pets, and recognition of the need for
There is a tradition of humane slaughter of food animals in this country
since 1869. Recently, there have
emerged markets where live animals are housed and slaughtered outside of
slaughterhouse zones and in inhumane ways.
My response to this as an elected official would be:
I am 100% vegetarian in large part because I believe that killing animals
for human consumption is wrong. Sufficed
to say, I do not support the slaughtering of animals outside of slaughterhouse
zones and/or in inhumane ways.
Pound seizure is the sale or release of cats and dogs from a
pound or shelter to a research, testing or educational facility.
This is a complicated issue.
However, because I am vegetarian, I do support the sale or release of
animals to education facilities that keep the animals alive in a safe and
Cats should have the freedom
to roam during parts of the day, but owners should be responsible for their
behavior. Owners should know when
their cat is outdoors and where their cat is roaming.
I would support efforts to
make micro chipping mandatory.
Breed-specific legislation is
a quick fix and does not provide long-term solutions. Dog problems are associated with irresponsible owners.
We must hold dog owners responsible and not single out specific breeds.
I would support legislative
efforts, such as the Companion Animal Overpopulation Bill, to reduce the high
number of abandoned animals.
I would also promote ideas
such as micro chipping to begin to create a support base for these types of
I would promote partnerships
between private and public agencies to offer low cost spaying and neutering
Eliminating euthanasia as a means of animal control.
I would work with local governments to make them understand the importance of prosecuting animal cruelty cases. Also, I would make sure that all available resources are being utilized to prosecute animal cruelty.
As a Council Member in Santa Ana, I took a leadership role to enact
an ordinance prohibiting the display of exotic animals with our city.
Name Printed: Jose SolorioCandidate for State Assembly (69th Assembly District)