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Terminator Backs Off, Lost Pets Will Not Be Killed Before 6 Day Holding

Schwarzenegger told reporters in a hallway outside his office. "Animals will be kept in animal shelters for six days. Everything will be kept exactly the same."
Alerted by his daughter to a growing controversy over the handling of lost pets, Gov. Schwarzenegger announced this afternoon that he
has withdrawn a proposal that would have allowed shelters to put lost animals to death sooner. In a move to give cities and counties more flexibility to handle their own budgets and save money, Schwarzenegger had proposed repealing a state mandate that requires shelters to hold animals for six days before putting them to death. But animal rights activists protested the move, and now Schwarzenegger has relented.

"I realized last night there was a mistake I made," Schwarzenegger told reporters in a hallway outside his office. "Animals will be kept in animal shelters for six days. Everything will be kept exactly the same."
 
 


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Re: Terminator Backs Off, Lost Pets Will Not Be Killed Before 6 Day Holding

Wait, isn't he a politician, and he admitted to a mistake?!!
 

Re: Terminator Backs Off, Lost Pets Will Not Be Killed Before 6 Day Holding

Don't give him too much credit here. Politicians often admit mistakes when they see the mistake blowing up in their faces. This was a prudent retreat by a politician who has been threatening cuts to basic services, including for the elderly, disabled, and dying, rather than raise taxes on the wealthy.
 

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