Allow Veterinarians to Transport Life Saving Drugs

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Target: President Barak Obama

Goal: Allow veterinarians to transport necessary drugs to animals in need

Recently, a very important measure allowing veterinarians the freedom to transport necessary drugs has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Before the introduction of this bill, many home-bound animals, such as horses, were denied necessary controlled substances due to carrying laws intended to dissuade drug abuse. Animals in need will soon have access to these drugs due to a proposed amendment, on one condition: This bill must now be signed into law by President Obama.

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was created in 1970. Its goal was to stop the creation, sale and transport of controlled substances, which were likely to be abused by citizens. However, this ban extends to everyone, including fully licensed and legal veterinarians. Many veterinarians have had need for these substances while on house calls, tending to farm and other home-bound animals. This introduced bill, passed by the House, will ensure that licensed veterinarians will have the right to legally transport and use these substances.

HR 1528, or the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, is the amendment to the CSA of 1970. It will allow horses and other farm animals to receive the veterinary care they need, without having to leave the familiarity of home. Veterinarians are responsible public servants; with the passing of this bill into law, they will be granted utmost ability to help farm animals in need. Tell Obama that this bill is necessary for the progression of mobile veterinary care; urge the President to pass this bill into law.


Dear President Obama,

As you know, a law against the creation, sale and transportation of controlled substances was created in 1970, in attempts to control illegal use of these drugs by citizens. However, this law extends to mobile veterinarians as well, who wish to transport and utilize controlled substances in their practice. HR 1528, the amendment to the 1970 law, would allow mobile veterinarians to legally transport and utilize controlled substances. HR 1528 is now on your desk; Mr. President, I urge you to pass this measure into law.

Many veterinarians would benefit from the ability to transport and use controlled substances, without fear of prosecution. Allowing amendment HR 1528 to pass into law would ensure that home-bound animals will receive the veterinarian care they need, in the comfort of their own stable.

Mr. President, I urge you to pass HR 1528 into law. By doing so, you will help mobile veterinarians and home-bound animals immensely.


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