• Petitioned Tom Vilsack

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack

End a Proposal Which Endangers Rescues, Responsible Breeders and More!

    1. Petition by

      Kate H

      Felton, PA

APHIS-2011-0003-0001 is a dangerous bill. It is marketed to make the public believe they are doing a good thing - "ending puppy mills". However, this bill will not do what the USDA intends it to do. Instead, it will shut down most rescues across the US, shut down small farms, hatcheries, the Service dog industry - and much more. It will also keep many puppy mills alive, while letting responsible breeders go under. Responsible breeders are not in it to make a profit, they are in it for their love and animals and dedication to their breeds. Most breeders that the USDA protects are in it for profit. Therefore, the public is being misled by this bill.

This bill will be the first in many to destroy animal ownership across the country. Though it is supported by HSUS and the ASPCA - both of these organizations have had a federal suit recently filed against them, for fraud. These organizations don't spend their money to help animals - they spend it to keep pets out of the hands of good people.

Please - sign today, and put an end to this insanity. Contact the USDA and let them know we won't take this harassment anymore. We are opposed to 'APHIS-2011-0003-0001' - it is unconstitutional!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jamie Dockstader SNOHOMISH, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Catahoulas I breed are a rare species. In order to protect their genetic diversity and maintain a hardy breed, it is essential that breeders are able to obtain dogs from bloodlines outside of their kennel. It is not reasonable to believe that a random source dealer will be focused on this particular dog's traits while working to reduce or eliminate faults enough that any breeder would feel confident in securing the blood lines they want to establish in their kennel from a random source dealer or commercial kennel that mass produced dogs just to stay in business.

    • Tina Bartz PALESTINE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an example of a governmental agency greatly over-reaching its authority. This rule will be very detrimental to small breeders and to pets as well as working dogs and rare and low population breeds of dogs, cats and other animals. This also will impact pet and other buyers. Instead of being able to research and obtain the best "fit" for them regardless of geographical location, a buyer would be drastically limited by logistics. This rule is yet another attempt at accomplishing the Animal Rights agenda of eliminating people's rights to own and breed, work animals, hunt, etc., and of eliminating pets, working, and domestic rights altogether.

    • Bill Hemby GRASS VALLEY,, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Until we wake up and create our own National Dog Owners Association to combat these politically motivated regulations, we will continue to be preyed upon by the likes of HSUS, PETA and ASPCA

    • Shannon Brown BREMEN, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Im signing this petition because my family enjoys raising and showing rabbits. By passing this bill will stop our hobby! Say NO

    • Nancy Brooke WEST LINN, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      This would be the demise of purebred dogs. There would still be puppy mills, and back yard breeders, neither of which do health and genetic testing or breed to a standard for structurally sound animals. Yes, there still maybe purebreds on paper, but they will have more health issues and will not look anything like the breed in a few generations. Nor will they be able to do the job they are intended to do, since instinct will be lost also. Hobby breeders are the stewards of our many wonderful breeds. They health test all breeding stock, study pedigrees and make sure they are bring to the world the healthiest, structurally sound puppies with good temperaments. This legislation is designed to take the best bred animals out of the equation. America used to be the best, produce the best and be the country that all others aspired to be. If this legislation goes through, we will not have the best.


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