"I bought my dog from an FDA approved breeder!"

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This is a new one for me.
I've heard all kinds of excuses to justify buying dogs in pet stores, from liberating them to "well what's it matter?" but I finally got my first one that actually left me speechless for a little while.

She actually said, seriously now, that the breeder that supplied the dogs to Petland was FDA registered and sanctioned.



These are the people we are allowing to vote, own live animals, and breed themselves. I know that may sound harsh, but I don't really care.
 

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Oi! I don't blame you for being speechless! WTF do you say to that? o.0
 

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Not to mention that the FDA doesn't "approve" dog breeding facilities. The USDA regulates them, so if the facility was big enough (a puppy mill) it may have been compliant with USDA regulations. Animal breeding is way out of the FDA's jurisdiction.

So unless your dog is a drug, a food additive, a medical device, a cosmetic . . .

What an idiot.
 

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Not to mention that the FDA doesn't "approve" dog breeding facilities. The USDA regulates them, so if the facility was big enough (a puppy mill) it may have been compliant with USDA regulations. Animal breeding is way out of the FDA's jurisdiction.

So unless your dog is a drug, a food additive, a medical device, a cosmetic . . .

What an idiot.
I asked her if she named her dog Pfizer.:popcorn:
 

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Not to mention that the FDA doesn't "approve" dog breeding facilities. The USDA regulates them, so if the facility was big enough (a puppy mill) it may have been compliant with USDA regulations. Animal breeding is way out of the FDA's jurisdiction.

So unless your dog is a drug, a food additive, a medical device, a cosmetic . . .

What an idiot.
That's what I was thinking. Maybe they really meant USDA and just said FDA...let's hope so, anyway. Although that doesn't really make it any better.
 
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There was a beagle breeder a few hours from me that bred thousands of beagles for a pretty major testing facility in this state that does a lot of testing for big pharma. Maybe she got it from there :)
 

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Just hope people aren't snorting them. Anyway, is it possible someone with an FDA license is breeding dogs? Sure, research beagles and the like would make sense there.

My next question to such a comment would be, "What does that mean?"
I suppose drug companies might be breeding dogs for research and they would have an FDA license, but not for breeding dogs. To my knowledge, there is nothing done with dogs that would make the breeding of them fall into the FDA's jurisdiction . . . some experiments on dogs might fall under FDA testing protocols, but not the breeding itself. But I'm not really an FDA expert, so I could be mistaken, and there could be, somewhere, some dog breeding facility that has for some reason been evaluated somehow by the FDA.

But my guess is they meant USDA, which people associate with food safety, which mutated into FDA, which people also associate with food safety, because the two agencies split jurisdiction over food.

(If you want your brain to hurt, go look at the frozen pizzas. A cheese pizza is regulated by the FDA. A pepperoni pizza, of the same brand, exactly the same in every way except for the little slices of preserved pork, is regulated by the USDA. The two agencies have almost nothing in common in terms of controlling law, intended purpose, mandate, and jurisdiction. And people wonder why we have food safety issues . . . . )
 

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