Back when I was concerned that Maryland might pass a law requiring mental health professionals to report dangerous patients to the FBI's database, I sent some robo-emails to legislators opposing House Bill 810. Today, I got the following reply from a state senator (not mine):
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:45 AM
To: Jacobs, Nancy Senator
Subject: Opposing House Bill 810
Dear Senator Jacobs,
I am writing to let you know that I strongly oppose the passage of House Bill 810.
From: "Jacobs, Nancy Senator
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:14 AM
Subject: RE: Opposing House Bill 810
Dear Ms. Dinah:
Thank you for writing Senator Jacobs requesting support for Senate Bill 820/House Bill 767 - Animal Welfare - Spay/Neuter Fund - Establishment. Senator Jacobs was in support of this legislation and is happy to report that the bill passed both the Senate and the House.
Legislative Aide to Senator Nancy C. Jacobs--------------
So no mandatory reporting, but it seems that some poor dogs may have lost their reproductive organs because of me.
Your tax dollars hard at work
When I saw the title, I thought it was going to refer to cases like this.
Dealing with the psychological damage caused by such cases - still standard practice in many hospitals - is a lifelong task.
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