Ami Moore is Guest Author for The Spaniel Journal

Chicago, IL, November 03, 2008 --( As Chicago lawmakers mull over a law which would require spaying and neutering for all pets over six months of age, local dog expert professional dog behaviorist Ami Moore is on a mission to speak out against the pending ordinance.

Moore close ties with the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the International Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club, the American Dog Owners of America, and independent hobby breeders from around the Chicago area to make sure Chicago aldermen understand the ramifications of a mandatory spay/neuter law before they vote on the issue in September.

Most recently, an editorial composed by Moore was published in the 2008 Spaniel Journal ( In her article, Moore explains why she has become a “reluctant revolutionary” in the fight against mandatory spay and neuter laws.

“In America … your right to property – your dog – and the ability to use it as you wish – keep it intact – is a right that can’t be taken away or limited by any government on any level,” Moore says in the article. “Even though breed ban laws may be passed … when challenged, all judges that preside in all courts in our country are mandated … to strike down any law that violates your unalienable rights granted by the Constitution.”

Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Whisperer, continues, “Personally, I am appalled that the extreme so-called ‘animal rights’ groups, animal control officers, and politicians pressure American citizens into needless medical surgery of their dogs and cats. It is a scientific fact that this procedure can increase a dog’s aggressiveness.”

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association has backed Moore’s arguments, and has issued its own statement in opposition to Chicago’s pending mandatory spay/neuter law.

“Responsible, properly educated people are already having their pets sterilized when medically prudent,” the statement says.

“It seems inappropriate that a police officer’s time would be devoted to inspecting female dogs for spay scars and checking male dogs for testicles when much more serious offenses are being perpetrated. … This ordinance may seem like a quick-fix for aldermen seeking solutions to challenging problems, but the reality is that it will not fix the problems they are looking to resolve. … Laws should be designed to solve problems, not create more. The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association recommends that this proposal be allowed to die, and welcomes a chance to help the city and citizens of Chicago and Illinois craft well written, meaningful and thoughtful animal legislation.”

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Ami Moore