Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hell yes!!!.....

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Should there be a tax break for pet expenses?
posted at 8:48 by Ed Morrissey

Last night, I received an interesting e-mail from a publicist looking to schedule interviews as part of a push for a new bill — the HAPPY Act. No, that’s not some new twist on Hope and Change; in fact, it’s a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter from Michigan, a reliable conservative. McCotter and actor Robert Davi want people to get HAPPY over tax-deductible … pet expenses?

ACTON, CA – founders Leo Grillo and Robert Davi are pleased that the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representative. The legislation introduced by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is a federal bill that would reward pet owners by allowing them to deduct up to $3,500 for pet care costs, including veterinary services.

Leo Grillo has been at the forefront of animal welfare for more than 30 years, and his sanctuary, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, has more animals than the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States combined. It is the largest animal sanctuary in the world and the first no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary.

Actor-Director Robert Davi, best known for his roles in “Die Hard,” “License to Kill,” “The Goonies,” and “Profiler,” and directing the award-winning movie “The Dukes.” Davi first wrote about the Pet Exemption in the Washington Times in April 2009. “Every city in America spends tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on programs for abandoned animals. Like many government-funded programs, they overspend and underperform. By contrast, a tax exemption for pets would add to the education and rescue efforts and bring an added incentive to responsible prospective pet owners… Let’s begin a national dialogue on this issue.”

1 comment:

TVWxGirl said...

Actor/animal welfare activist Leo Grillo has turned up the heat in getting H.R. 3501 (the HAPPY Act) passed. His staff is currently making the rounds on Capitol Hill.