In Regards to Pet Breeders and Owners
Our goal is to educate the public in current pet and animal legislation, and how they can get involved to protect their rights. Certain organizations are lobbying away your rights to own a pet, or animal(s) of any kind. Only you have the power to stop your rights from being taken away from you.
We, as responsible breeders and owners ourselves, understand the need to expose and correct substandard conditions in the Pet Industry. We too empathize with the images across the TV screen of a neglected or abused animal, and want to help improve the breeding industry so that there are no more substandard breeders (puppy mills - not our words, but the words of HSUS), and we want to do this by encouraging efforts to improve conditions with substandard breeding practices in a realistic approach.
The word “puppy mill” is a slang term used by animal rights activists against anyone who breeds dogs, no matter how clean the facility or healthy the dogs. It is a derogatory and highly offensive term.
We want to help the public become aware of the donations they give for this, and how they are used. There are many large organizations asking for your hard earned dollars. Many people are not aware that they are able to donate directly to their local pet shelter, or local Humane Society, which truly need those dollars.
South Dakota SB171
SB171, co-sponsored by Senator Stan Adelstein, (R-Rapid City); Senator Dan Lederman, (R-Dakota Dunes); Representative Paula Hawks, (D-Hartford); and Representative Anne Hajek, (R-Sioux Falls), has been introduced and referred to the Senate Agricultural and Natural Resources committee, which voted to defer to the 41st legislative day by a vote of 7-1 on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Representative Brian Ellis of Pennsylvania has introduced HB82 to the State legislature. On January 23, 2013, the bill passed the Pennsylvania House by a vote of 163-34. This bill would make the owners of animals seized by law enforcement/animal control personnel financially responsible for the costs of keeping, care and destruction (if necessary) of seized animals by posting a seizure bond prior to any conviction by the court, and goes further to require the courts to “enter an order quickly.”
Is It Freedom of the Press, or Is It Really Trespassing
We hear it so often-animal rights groups institute an animal seizure based on “their opinion” that the animals are being neglected or cruelly treated. Along with the ensuing seizure, area media outlets are invited to film the action, which you can be certain will be used as evidence, primarily in the court of public opinion, but possibly in a court of law.
Why Register that Dog?
Commercial pet breeders raise thousands of litters of purebred and hybrid dogs every year. Almost all of those puppies are eligible to be registered in one of many reputable “Breed Registries”. The registration process starts out simply by registering the litter. Most all of you routinely do just that. Although a litter registration certificate does not guarantee anything beyond the fact that the puppy came from two registered parents it carries with it the importance of establishing documentation of the ownership of that dog.