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WILL YOU HELP?
For most of us who share our lives with dogs, making sure they are vaccinated tops the list of preventive-care tasks. We mindfully take our puppies for their recommended vaccines. We routinely return to our veterinarian when that postcard or email arrives, reminding us that our dogs are due for vaccine booster shots. We know vaccination offers critical protection from diseases such as canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, and rabies. However, many of us question the concept of “routine” when it comes to vaccinations. While grateful for the protection that vaccines offer, we are increasingly aware of their possible unintended consequences. That’s where titer testing comes in.
This is why we are working towards getting legislation passed in Arizona and other states as the opportunity arises to allow titer testing. That’s the simplest way of describing the goal. This legislation gives the decision making back to the veterinarian and confirms immune status. Vaccination does not equal immunization. Currently regulations are overseen by the CDC and discussed by vaccine manufacturers, the AVMA (no other associations invited) and the USDA-APHIS. States can further regulate. Passage of a bill or amendment that would replace mandatory revaccination with an antibody titer is the goal.
WHAT MAKES LOBBYING SO EFFECTIVE? WHY HIRE A LOBBYIST?
Corporations or business groups that hire lobbyists have seen anywhere from 22,000% to 76,000% return on their investment through tax breaks, subsidies, or other favorable policies.
THERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS LOBBYISTS ARE SO SUCCESSFUL.
2. POLICY EXPERIENCE
Congressional and state legislative offices are so short-staffed that staffers must rely on outside help, which means they rely on the lobbyists to help them succeed at their jobs and write complex laws.