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Cow Tails or a State Budget Solution?

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Not that cow tails are not important, but Gov. Schwarzenegger has a good point.

Early in the afternoon, he tweeted, "Instead of working on budget, the Legislature is about to debate whether cows can keep their tails while we're in a fiscal crisis." We just thought he was being Mr. Sassy Pants. Then a few hours later, he proved it with this video.

In case you're interested in the cow tail talk, it's Senate Bill 135 and it goes something like this:

Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any person to cut the solid part of the tail of any horse in the operation known as "docking." This bill would likewise prohibit the docking of cattle, as defined, except but would exclude from the application of the crime of docking emergency treatment performed, as specified , and reported to the Department of Food and Agriculture within 30 days . By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill's author,
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Sen. Dean Florez (D) of Central California, shot back saying that the Governor used "his time and the state’s resources mocking the prevention of animal cruelty." Why he didn't Twitter it to the world to hear, we have no idea.