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Like I have said before, first they nock of the fringe and narrow the targets. First it's rooster fighting, then bear hunting with dogs, cougar hunting with dogs, trapping, baiting, dove hunting in Michigan, Bear hunting in New Jersey, Horse Meat processing in Texas, etc.

HSUS gets closer with each victory and the targets narrow down.

That is why I support all animal use. All for one and one for all.

Puppy Mill is a Humane Society of the United States term.

Dog Breeder/Kennel is a normal persons term.

Similar legislation was introduced in Eugene, OR and California. They want a pet to have the same rights as a human child. And if your dog or cat has a broken back but can be fixed then they want it fixed and you will be required to pay the bill, no choice. Basically, if a pet can be fixed then they don't want you to have the right to put it down.

HSUS and the ARA's want it to be so expensive for you to own a pet that no-one will. Animal Rights, think about it. They want animals to have every right as a human. If your not already, then wake up, these people are gaining ground.

Puppy Mill Proposals are No Walk in the Park for Sportsmen
Sportsmen's vigilance key to protect your sports
October 12, 2007 (National)




Proposals aimed at so-called puppy mills are being offered in several states putting hunting with dogs in jeopardy.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance reports that the proposals, which have been introduced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin, are intended to target abusive, commercial dog breeders, but will also catch up law abiding sportsmen who breed and hunt with dogs. Such proposals have the support of animal rights groups that systematically attempt to whittle away at hunters’ rights with subtle attacks on specific hunting interests, including hunting with dogs.
“Sportsmen do not object to regulations that will bring abusive breeders to justice, but we are concerned that these proposals will drive law-abiding sporting kennels out of business in the process,” said Rick Story, USSA senior vice president. “In many cases, the proposals dictate requirements for thousands of sportsmen that are utterly unrealistic, will cost thousands of dollars and, unless followed to the letter, will turn them into criminals.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has proposed regulations that will make it nearly impossible to breed and raise packs of hounds and hunting dogs. Throughout 2007, sportsmen have been battling the excessive regulations, which mandate immediate repairs to rusty fences and cracked concrete; extensive daily record keeping; and daily exercise requirements that do not include hunting or field trialing. In October, senior officials from Gov. Ed Rendell’s office committed that the regulations intended for commercial breeders will not be the same as those for sporting dog kennels. Unfortunately, the government still believes that some additional regulations are needed. The USSA and Pennsylvania sportsmen are not convinced.
“They’re going to have to prove why sportsmen should be burdened with higher costs and more complicated regulations before we will agree,” said Story. “Breeders of hunting dogs do not deserve to be treated as habitual violators of the law.”
In Ohio, companion puppy mill bills are making their way through the General Assembly. The bills will establish the classification of a “regulated dog breeding kennel” based upon an arbitrary number of dogs, which the USSA believes to be extremely low. The measures include exemptions for hunting and show dogs, but fail to protect field trials. They will also force sportsmen to prove which dogs are bred to turn a profit as opposed to those bred for one’s own hunting or companionship.
Additionally, a Wisconsin state senator is preparing to introduce a bill to regulate commercial dog breeders. As has been seen in other states, the stated intent is to get after abusive commercial breeding operations, but law-abiding sporting dog kennels could find themselves subject to regulations designed for commercial operations.
In all cases sportsmen must be engaged to ensure that distinctions are made between hunting dog breeders, whose goals are to create high-quality hunting dogs while maintaining breed standards, and abusive commercial operations that look to turn out as many puppies as possible.
Sportsmen nationwide should contact state legislators and ask them to keep legitimate sporting dog kennels and hobby breeders in mind when trying to rein in abusive commercial dog breeders. Ask them to make sure that law-abiding sportsmen are not regulated out of existence by one-size-fits-all policies on dog breeders. Use the Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org to contact your lawmaker today.
 

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Thanks for the update this is getting stupid but if they fly enough bills though the system and we are not watching them they will get some though. Gees common sense is going away.
 

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Thanks for posting the alert BB - The process actually begins with the HSUS villianizing some practice through a "public information" campaign for months or years in advance of their legislative proposal. They monitor public opinion and the effectiveness of the PR work until eventually, they get a sympathetic legislator (read: bought & paid for) to sponsor an outlandish bill designed to fix the imaginary problem. They work through the legislative process by asking their opposition to "compromise" for the good of the animals. If their opposition doesn't capitulate then they label them as "hardliners" or "unsympathetic" and begin a public smear campaign. That means that the opposition is rapidly targeted with a highly effective attack campaign by their membership via email, letters and phone calls. Most public officials can't deal with this type of public attack and will give in to the "vocal minority". This strategy has proved effective in many instances and IS their "MO". Win or lose they intimidate their opposition and are better prepared for their next effort.

Not coincidentally, this is the same strategy that gun control advocates use and it's found it's way into other "hot button" issues as well. Special interest groups like the HSUS have learned that A) Most politicians have no spine and don't like to be targets, and B) Money talks - and they have LOTS of money.

As an aside, I can't wait to find out who is funding the "Snowball" lawsuit. After all, pursuing a lawsuit against the State of Oregon isn't going to be cheap...

"CL"
 
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