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Newsom Blocks Dog Blood Donor Rules, Saying They Don’t Go Far Enough

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Newsom blocks overhaul of California’s dog blood donor rules, saying it doesn’t go far enough

SACRAMENTO (Los Angeles Times) — Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Sunday that would have brought new oversight of California’s dog blood industry that supplies veterinary hospitals with lifesaving products for pets in the state, saying the proposal approved by lawmakers “does not go far enough.”

Instead, Newsom said he wants legislators to send him a bill that would phase out the use of “closed colonies,” in which dogs are “kept in cages for months and years to harvest their blood for sale.”

“The legislation should provide for the safe and humane treatment of donor animals, the welfare of the recipients and adequate oversight and enforcement of this program,” the governor wrote in his veto message.Under Senate Bill 202 by state Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), California would have joined the rest of the country […]

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