Lets act to stop puppy mills

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  1. stoppuppymills

    stoppuppymills New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here, and wanted to share this email that I've been sending to hundreds of rescue groups around the country. Hope that we can get this legislation passed!!!

    Subject: Puppy Mill Legislation...Please ACT

    Dear animal lovers,

    Finally there is hope for us to do something about puppy mills. Two senators have introduced the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act which will bring all dog breeders under the federal government's supervision. This legislation is going to require that all dog breeder to be licensed, inspected, and to adhere to certin rules. The new rules will make it more difficult for puppy mills to operate as usual. They need to walk every dog every day and these dogs will need to reach a running stride. Judging by the way the puppy mills operate, they will have a hard time to meet this ruling, and hopefully they can be closed (I have never met a puppy mills owner that was in shape, or who cared about exercising their dogs). Further, this legislation will deter others from opening new puppy mills. Those puppy mills that do stay open, will need to exercise all their dogs every day, which will improve the lives of those dogs tremendously.

    What we, as concerned animal lovers, can do is get in touch with our Senators and representatives to let them know that we care about the PUPS Act and that we would like them to vote for it. Don't worry, ASPCA has set up the following web site where you can EASILY write in your name and address, and they will send an email to your representative automatically. It literally takes less than 1 minute to fill out and submit. Once you submit the email, you are taken to another page where you can donate to ASPCA and that's completely optional.

    Please note that if more than one adult of 18+ age lives at your house, then all of you can send emails. So, fill out the form once for every person at your residence.

    This opportunity many never knock on our doors, or it may be years before it does. Lets act by filling out the form at the below ASPCA site, and also, by forwarding this email to all of our friends, relatives, family, co-workers, and people on our mailing lists. If we don't act to pass this legislation, thousands upon thousands of puppy mill dogs will be severely abused year after year, and millions of dogs and cats will be euthanized at the shelters every year (5 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year). So, lets do our part and lets fight for the betterment of these love bugs who need us to be their voices. Thank you!

    https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2727&JServSessionIdr004=4lgb3zqup4.app239b
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Oh, yah. Just what we want . . . for the federal government to have more say so in our lives and over our pets.

    H$U$ and PETA must love this little piece of legislation -- heck, they probably helped write it.
     
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    Yay for Petaphiles....now where's my barfing smiley?
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Git muh rope!
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Can LOLcats be far behind?

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    That's perfect, he even pees himself! :rofl1:

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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Sucks for Romeo. He doesn't have a running stride, its more of a swagger really lol

    whose gonna bail me out of jail? lol
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    BArney doesn't pee himself... he drops his beer :p
     
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    From the link on the ASPCA website:

     
  12. stoppuppymills

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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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    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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    Dekka Just try me..

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    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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    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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    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.

    The table is more complete and easier to read if you go here.

    http://www.petakillsanimals.com/downloads/PetaKillsAnimals.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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    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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    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.:rolleyes:

    Punish people who abuse dogs. Period...like the law already says. We don't need more government intervention in citizens' lives or private businesses.:nono:
     
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    Code:
    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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    how did you do that! please share!
     

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