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Old 02-16-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Subject: HSUS Bludgeons Heartland Dog Owners. Legislation Up For Vote Now In Indiana & Oklahoma, Hearing In Illinois. by JOHN YATES American Sporting Dog Alliance http://www.americansportingdogallian...da@conline.net The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has launched a 34-state offensive against people who raise dogs, and the heat has been turned up to high in Indiana, Illinois and Oklahoma. In all three states, actions are scheduled for this week that may have a profound impact on everyone who loves purebred dogs It is imperative for dog owners in all three states to take a stand now and play an active role in working to defeat this legislation. HSUS claims the legislation is meant to regulate "puppy mills,"which is the derogatory term used by animal rights groups to describe commercial kennels. In fact, however, all of this legislation actually is aimed at high quality avocational breeders of purebred dogs who are not involved in any way with the wholesale pet trade. The targeted breeders are the people who work the hardest and care the most about improving their chosen breed of dogs. Action is scheduled this week on: B7 An Indiana bill that will make anyone who sells even one litter of puppies a year into a pet dealer. This bill was snuck through committee with no notice given to dog owners, and has gone to the full House for a vote. Many serious hobby breeders also would be classed as commercial kennels for very intense regulation and a prohibition of outdoor housing that is dangerous for hunting and working dogs. Many rescue groups also would be destroyed. B7 An Illinois bill snags up everyone who owns three intact breeding females under commercial kennel rules, and sets a 20-dogmaximum on the number of sexually intact dogs that can be owned or possessed. Many trainers, handlers and serious hobby breeders would be harmed needlessly. We also urge dog owners to sign our online petition to stop this bill (see below). B7 And an Oklahoma bill passed through committee by an 11-2vote and is headed toward the full House for a vote. This legislation targets anyone who sells, offers to sell, gives away or adopts out 25 or more dogs or puppies a year, by subjecting them to truly totalitarian enforcement measures. Some rescue programs would be destroyed. Each of these states will be profiled separately below. The American Sporting Dog Alliance recently released reports that have covered HSUS initiatives this year in Maine, Pennsylvania, NewYork, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, New Hampshire,Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota,California, Montana, Virginia, Colorado and Oregon. Updates and new reports will be released this week about legislation in California,Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, Washington and Texas. HSUS-sanctioned legislation is expected soon in Ohio, North Carolina,Michigan, Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin. HSUS is an extremist animal rights group with the long-range goal of eliminating all animal ownership in America. It recognizes the political impossibility of doing this immediately, and thus has adopted an incremental strategy of tightening the noose. Its strategy also is to develop and exploit sensational emotional issues, such as "puppy mills," and then to extend the definition and impact far beyond the stated goals. HSUS, which has annual revenues in excess of $150 million and dozens of employees and professional lobbyists in many states, is the political arm for the animal rights movement. It does not operate a single animal shelter anywhere,despite its name. HSUS has vowed to strike dog owners in 34 states early in 2009.Organizations that defend the rights of dog owners are, quite frankly, being overwhelmed by this concerted attack. HSUS learned a lesson last year, when dog owners were able to defeat them in almost every fight, because they were spread out over many months and allowed us to focus our limited resources. This year's HSUS strategy is to attack everywhere at once, and use its army of highly paid employees and lobbyists to push through legislation quickly. It has the money, personnel and organization to wage this blitz attack, but dog owners simply lack the resources to effectively combat it. We have been placed totally on the defensive. Thus, we are urging dog owners to get off of the sidelines and take a very active role. We also are urging you to support at least one organization that advocates for dog ownership rights with both donations and a sincere commitment of your time and talents. We also urge dog owners to form alliances of mutual support with farm organizations, sportsmen's groups, firearms rights advocates,landowners groups, and people who defend property rights. These diverse organizations fully understand the ramifications of the animal rights movement on American traditions and life. Please follow this link to see detailed reports about the legislation in Indiana, Illinois and Oklahoma, and also to find information you will need to take constructive action and sign our online petition: Message Board - An Error Has Occurred .PLEASE CROSS-POST AND FORWARD THIS REPORT TO YOUR FRIENDS***********URGENT: HB1468 in Indiana will receive a 2nd reading in the fullHouse of Representatives this Thurday (02/19/09) and will a vote will be = taken on Friday 02/20/09. Call, Fax, Email your Representatives =IMMEDIATELY to=20oppose Indiana HB 1468 at 1-800-382-9842.Indiana General Assembly
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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I don't know if people are fearful and intimidated by what's going on, or if they just think that these new laws won't affect them? What ever it is, we all need to get our heads out of the sand because these proposed laws are taking away our rights, and will eventually take away our ability to own or breed.

Some areas are proposing laws that will not allow you to purchase a dog outside of the state you live in. Some proposed bills want to give the AC the same legal authority as the police have (though they won't have the same training that the police departments require). Some proposed bills are trying to protect the AC from lawsuit if they push their way in your house and injure you or your property.

Then there's the mandatory spay neuter bills that are not only hitting certain counties but the entire state! This is all just the tip of the iceberg!

These bills are being PUSHED through quickly and quietly, many people are not even aware of them, and by the time they are aware, the bill has become a law and it's too late.

So if you hear of a proposed bill that you don't agree with, write your legislators, send letters by fax, email, snail mail and phone in your grievance;
do it multiple times ... your letter does not have to be perfect, it just has to be sent!
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I don't know if people are fearful and intimidated by what's going on, or if they just think that these new laws won't affect them? What ever it is, we all need to get our heads out of the sand because these proposed laws are taking away our rights, and will eventually take away our ability to own or breed.

Some areas are proposing laws that will not allow you to purchase a dog outside of the state you live in. Some proposed bills want to give the AC the same legal authority as the police have (though they won't have the same training that the police departments require). Some proposed bills are trying to protect the AC from lawsuit if they push their way in your house and injure you or your property.

Then there's the mandatory spay neuter bills that are not only hitting certain counties but the entire state! This is all just the tip of the iceberg!

These bills are being PUSHED through quickly and quietly, many people are not even aware of them, and by the time they are aware, the bill has become a law and it's too late.

So if you hear of a proposed bill that you don't agree with, write your legislators, send letters by fax, email, snail mail and phone in your grievance;
do it multiple times ... your letter does not have to be perfect, it just has to be sent!
You are absolutely correct!!!!
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Not sure bout everything. I am just starting out. I do not believe in puppy mills and such. I do know that I am going to have less than 10 yorkies all together by the time I get all the ones that I would like to have for breeding. I have talked to many breeders, the senate, mayor, congress men about this before I started anything. If you are going to have some many animals that you can not take care of them all then no you do not need them. If you are not going to love them nope don't need them. Abuse is not called for on any animal. However if you are a proper breeder it does seem they are getting hard on you. Just really not sure......
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Please everyone get involved! This is very real and soon we won't have reputable breeders only puppymills to buy from. Because if these bills get passed the puppymills and byb's will be the only ones that can afford the fees that will be attached to breeding of any kind.
If these bills are passed I will be out of breeding totally and I know right now a great breeder in the PA area that is having to reduce and maybe have to get out of this totally because of the horrible laws that are being pushed and that may be passed. I urge you to please write, email, fax your state representives and even in those states you don't live in and let them know we can't have this!!! This is very urgent!!!
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O.kay so I know I'm not in America and I no longer breed myself as I donot have time at the moment to commit to raising a litter in the correct way. But it certainly sounds like you are having the same problems as we are here in the U.k. Suppoe=sed well meaning people using the law to stop the breeding of pedigree dogs. These people think the only healthy dog is a medium sized cross breed of indiscriminate parentage. Coincidently just the type of dogs that fill most rescue orginisations over here. Unfortunatly for most small breeders they are far easier to target and legislate against than the big comercial kennels who can afford expensive lawyers or simply upsticks and move somewhere else and start all over again. At the moment I'm watching a program of a puppy mill raid in America, a kennel which was inspected and passed as suitable, go figure. I wish you luck in you attemp to stop yhis bill, these people should be encouraging responsible breeders instead of pushing them into the hands of the big breeders.
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United we stand, divided we fall folks!! Animal rights activists, Peta and Hsus tactics are very scary and very real. They are behind every one of these bills that will, by far, hurt all breeds of dogs. There will be no more reputable breeders and the ONLY dogs all of you will be able to buy are mill/byber dogs. I would hope that everyone on YT would get involved and write to your Senators so they dont pass these bills! YOur voices are needed!!!
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