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Old 06-30-2010, 06:53 AM
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From the link on the ASPCA website:

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S. 3424/H.R. 5434—Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act
Sponsors: Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and David Vitter (R-LA); Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
ASPCA Position: Support
Action Needed: Use the email below to ask your federal legislators to support and cosponsor the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act!

In May, Senators Durbin and Vitter and Rep. Farr introduced the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act to bring all commercial dog breeders in the United States under federal oversight. Currently, only breeders who sell their dogs to brokers or pet stores are required to be licensed and inspected by the USDA. If passed, the PUPS Act would require any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs annually directly to the public—including over the Internet—to also be licensed and inspected.

The bill would also require all dog breeders licensed under the federal Animal Welfare Act to exercise every dog every day, including allowing the dogs to reach a running stride without the use of treadmills or similar devices. Requiring exercise could dramatically improve the lives of thousands of dogs suffering from lifetimes of confinement at the hands of the commercial breeding industry.

The ASPCA was disturbed by the most recent report by the U.S. Office of Inspector General on the USDA’s lax enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. We are working with federal officials to ensure that the current law, as well as any amendments, is enforced consistently and aggressively against violators. In the meantime, strengthening the current law is critical if better enforcement is to have a significant impact.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 AM
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WOW, what a forum, and what quality responses. Sorry that I posted. Please, all of you put "Go puppy mills, cage dogs for life" in your signature and be done with it. Bye.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:17 AM
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WOW, what a forum, and what quality responses. Sorry that I posted. Please, all of you put "Go puppy mills, cage dogs for life" in your signature and be done with it. Bye.
It's not that we support puppy mills, wow, extreme...it's that we don't believe what Peta and H$US are spewing out of their overly funded asses. I'm sure it's the collective idea that puppy mills are bad, but in the same breath, a lot of these same laws affect our good humane breeders. So if you expect every one of us to be in the mind set to get a dog from the shelter, you can't expect us to be happy about laws that could affect us getting a well bred dog.

Sparks, yeah I MUST need some new glasses like I posted in another thread, it does look like urine.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:32 AM
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WOW, what a forum, and what quality responses. Sorry that I posted. Please, all of you put "Go puppy mills, cage dogs for life" in your signature and be done with it. Bye.
I HATE puppymills. But I want real solutions. Not bills that do nothing. Please research what you are pushing. Puppymills ARE inspected already. The issue is much larger than that...
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:34 AM
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WOW, what a forum, and what quality responses. Sorry that I posted. Please, all of you put "Go puppy mills, cage dogs for life" in your signature and be done with it. Bye.
Maybe you should educate yourself a little before you start posting your political agenda -- like maybe read a few of the stickied threads in this forum and the Dog News forum? Or is that too much trouble, since it's so easy just to parrot what you're told is good for dogs?

There are more than enough laws in place to take care of puppymills -- just no enforcement. More laws that are going to jeopardize legitimate breeders and eventually pet owners are NOT the answer, unless you're an Arista.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:58 AM
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so because we don't see the need to just lump more and more laws onto the pile, instead of enforcing the ones we have coupled with informing people of the difference between a real breeder and a puppy mill or backyard breeder.... we're automatically all giant supporters of puppy mill dogs? Hmmmm.... perhaps you should have done a little more reading of this forum before posting. You would know how we feel.

Oh, and just because most people seem to know nothing about some of PETA's numbers... I thought I'd post them.

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Year Received† Adopted Killed Transferred% Killed% Adopted%
2009 -2,366 -8 -2,301 -31 -97.3 -0.34
2008 -2,216 -7 -2,124 -34 -95.8 -0.32
2007 -1,997 -17 -1,815 -35 -90.9 -0.85
2006 -3,061 -12 -2,981 -46 -97.4 -0.39
† other than spay/neuter animals
The table is more complete and easier to read if you go here.

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/down...llsAnimals.pdf ----> 2009 numbers.

ETA: I'm not sure how to make a table in these posts... it squishes the spaces I had put in... if anyone knows I'll edit it... or perhaps a mod could if they know?
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:14 AM
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I don't know how to make tables work either, Xp.

Frankly, I think most of us are a little *over* having people flit in with a bare introduction, then presume to school us on what we should and should not support and, even worse, TELL us what we support, with absolutely no knowledge other than their own prejudices and what they've been told by some mass e-mailing.

You know what? That kind of blind sheep mentality is the largest part of the reason we are having to fight idiocies like BSL and the Aristas.

Can you tell I'm fed up with this crap? Anyone else?
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:29 AM
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Yeah right....the federal government runs everything else sooooo well in this country. I mean, they know banking, pharmacuticals, medicine, the auto business and so much more....a real Jack of all trades. Why not let them get into the business of dog breeding too? That's a terrific idea.

Punish people who abuse dogs. Period...like the law already says. We don't need more government intervention in citizens' lives or private businesses.
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ETA: I'm not sure how to make a table in these posts... it squishes the spaces I had put in... if anyone knows I'll edit it... or perhaps a mod could if they know?

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Year  Received†  Adopted  Killed  Transferred  % Killed  % Adopted
2009 	2,366 	  8 	   2,301 	31 	97.3 	 0.34
2008 	2,216 	  7 	   2,124 	34 	95.8 	 0.32
2007 	1,997 	  17 	   1,815 	35 	90.9 	 0.85
2006 	3,061 	  12 	   2,981 	46 	97.4 	 0.39
2005 	2,165 	  146 	   1,946 	69 	89.9 	 6.74
2004 	2,655 	  361 	   2,278 	1 	85.8 	 13.60
2003 	2,224 	  312 	   1,911 	1 	85.9 	 14.03
2002 	2,680 	  382 	   2,298 	2 	85.7 	 14.25
2001 	2,685 	  703 	   1,944 	14 	72.4 	 26.18
2000 	2,681 	  624 	   2,029 	28 	75.7 	 23.27
1999 	1,805 	  386 	   1,328 	91 	73.6 	 21.39
*1998 	943 	  133 	   685 	        125 	72.6 	 14.10
Total 	27,478 	  3,091    23,640 	477 	86.0 	 11.25
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