http://saova.org/news/APHIS/Aphis_May_10_2012.pdf This is apparently from one of the online “call-in” sessions re the APHIS changes proposed. The proposed changes smack highly of HSUS, and callers from HSUS and AR-land claim the regs will clamp down on the you know who people. Yeah, right. It will do just the opposite and provide more fodder for HSUS raids on animal breeders. We are sure there will be people that eventually read this post, and will probably get mad. Instead of just getting mad, they should all conglomerate together to protest something if they don’t want to see such changes.
As we have long stated, the pet people, dog groups, animal related businesses should be on the same page as far as the business of owning and breeding animals goes. The fact that one does not have a commercial kennel or that one does have such a kennel makes no difference. And in the largest arena of legal issues, the commercial kennels will likely always be legal.
But the home breeders, lining up with the propaganda train that home bred dogs are “better” than other dogs (that are not home bred) brings us to the fact that APHIS, upon nudging from HSUS, no doubt, has now decided to categorize home breeding differently. MUCH differently such that home/hobby breeders would not really have the exceptions they had before. Yes, yes we are aware of the history and the Doris Day case.
http://cynoanarchist.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/aspca-lies-about-the-proposed-aphis-rule-change/ Now this link explains who they believe the APHIS change would NOT affect. For us, we read it and think the author believes that his-her dogs or similarly situated breeders, are far superior to those described, but the superior would be regulated while the inferior would not be regulated? We could be wrong but that’s what we got out of it. Perhaps then, hobbyists are calling for even MORE regulations, to include anyone who breeds an animal???? Think carefully about what you want…………… we already got the law that MSN in California is just dandy. Yeah, it’s dandy all right. That’s why we still keep killing the shelter animals . But according to the ARs, the shelter animals need to take the place of the purposely bred animals Good luck on that one because it will never happen. Our prediction is the APHIS regs will change because HSUS got there first and used their time tested propaganda tweaking machine and their typical political, mass media crap.
Do we think the proposed APHIS changes are good? Of course not. It’s just more of the same HSUS AR crap designed to promote more propaganda against breeding. If the changes were made as they stand right now (June 15) could they be challenged? Probably. It appeared that many of the consequences which could have been planned, are fairly radical. Those would have to be balanced out against the rationale.