Stop the selling of animals at flea markets and from backyard breeders
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Stop the selling of animals at flea markets and from backyard breeders

    1. Kelly Knowles
    2. Petition by

      Kelly Knowles

      Pelzer, SC

 I would like to say  there is an abundance of great animals at the local shelters that need homes and will be euthanized because of lack of room and food for them.  Animals coming from swap meets and flea markets are more likely to be the result of back yard over breeding, puppy mills and un regulated breeders.  These  people are trying to make a quick buck at the expense of the animals. They have more health problems: lack of shots, lack of being wormed, fleas and behavior problems.  Most reputable breeders would never sell their animals at the flea market or on an online site like Craigslist.    Most times these animals are inbred over and over.  Causing shelters to be over populated.  Many shelters do not have a "no kill " policy.  "It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)."- taken from the American Humane Society.  Many of them are not humanely euthanized.  They use gas tanks that torture them first.   It's illegal for humans, why not dogs?  If people want to breed and sell animals, make it a law that they need to have a license and they need to be regulated.  I have personally seen the results of people buying inexpensive impulse animals from the flea market.  They end up in a shelter , on the streets , they are not spayed or neutered, thus making more unwanted homeless animals.  We need to get to the root of the problem!!  Ban the selling of animals at flea market,and pet stores. We need to  stop or regulate back yard breeders.  Thank you

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    • Ted Sorich FOLSOM, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Because changes necessary to stop backyard breeding are long overdue. Your petition is among those that a ‘search’ of change.org for the words “backyard breeding and companion animals” shows may share our strong commitment to stopping indiscriminate backyard breeding…perhaps everywhere. Apart from signing our petition at :http://www.change.org/petitions/dog-lovers-everywhere-sign-petition-a-3-part-pledge-to-stop-indiscriminate-backyard-breeding-by-byb-s?share_id=WUHCHqCrzq&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition ,….

      ….please consider “Collaborating” with us. While our petition serves to bring widespread attention to this very long-standing issue, we’re hoping that all of you will share your email, Facebook .Twitter, etc. addresses with us at info@standupfordogs.com If we together can build what essentially would be a ‘private’ national network…perhaps even global…we can plan and organize truly meaningful actions to actually stop backyard breeding. (Please see some advocacy tools that already have been developed at www.standupfordogs.com/Issue1AMore.html )

      Thank you. Please contact Stand Up for Dogs at info@standupfordogs.com

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    • Ted Sorich FOLSOM, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Because changes necessary to stop backyard breeding are long overdue. Your petition is among those that a ‘search’ of change.org for the words “backyard breeding and companion animals” shows may share our strong commitment to stopping indiscriminate backyard breeding…perhaps everywhere. Apart from signing our petition at :http://www.change.org/petitions/dog-lovers-everywhere-sign-petition-a-3-part-pledge-to-stop-indiscriminate-backyard-breeding-by-byb-s?share_id=WUHCHqCrzq&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition ,….

      ….please consider “Collaborating” with us. While our petition serves to bring widespread attention to this very long-standing issue, we’re hoping that all of you will share your email, Facebook .Twitter, etc. addresses with us at info@standupfordogs.com If we together can build what essentially would be a ‘private’ national network…perhaps even global…we can plan and organize truly meaningful actions to actually stop backyard breeding. (Please see some advocacy tools that already have been developed at www.standupfordogs.com/Issue1AMore.html )

      Thank you. Please contact Stand Up for Dogs at info@standupfordogs.com

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    • Ted Sorich FOLSOM, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Because changes necessary to stop backyard breeding are long overdue. Your petition is among those that a ‘search’ of change.org for the words “backyard breeding and companion animals” shows may share our strong commitment to stopping indiscriminate backyard breeding…perhaps everywhere. Apart from signing our petition at :http://www.change.org/petitions/dog-lovers-everywhere-sign-petition-a-3-part-pledge-to-stop-indiscriminate-backyard-breeding-by-byb-s?share_id=WUHCHqCrzq&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition ,….

      ….please consider “Collaborating” with us. While our petition serves to bring widespread attention to this very long-standing issue, we’re hoping that all of you will share your email, Facebook .Twitter, etc. addresses with us at info@standupfordogs.com If we together can build what essentially would be a ‘private’ national network…perhaps even global…we can plan and organize truly meaningful actions to actually stop backyard breeding. (Please see some advocacy tools that already have been developed at www.standupfordogs.com/Issue1AMore.html )

      Thank you. Please contact Stand Up for Dogs at info@standupfordogs.com

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Ted Sorich FOLSOM, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Because changes necessary to stop backyard breeding are long overdue. Your petition is among those that a ‘search’ of change.org for the words “backyard breeding and companion animals” shows may share our strong commitment to stopping indiscriminate backyard breeding…perhaps everywhere. Apart from signing our petition at :http://www.change.org/petitions/dog-lovers-everywhere-sign-petition-a-3-part-pledge-to-stop-indiscriminate-backyard-breeding-by-byb-s?share_id=WUHCHqCrzq&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition ,….

      ….please consider “Collaborating” with us. While our petition serves to bring widespread attention to this very long-standing issue, we’re hoping that all of you will share your email, Facebook .Twitter, etc. addresses with us at info@standupfordogs.com If we together can build what essentially would be a ‘private’ national network…perhaps even global…we can plan and organize truly meaningful actions to actually stop backyard breeding. (Please see some advocacy tools that already have been developed at www.standupfordogs.com/Issue1AMore.html )

      Thank you. Please contact Stand Up for Dogs at info@standupfordogs.com

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    • Ted Sorich FOLSOM, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Please reinvigorate and reinforce efforts to stop indiscriminate backyard breeding, by taking the following three-part pledge. To comprehend the potential reach and power of this ‘mere’ pledge (especially the THIRD element of the pledge), please see NOTES 1 and 2 below. For more info. on strategies and tools to stop backyard breeding, please see www.standupfordogs.com (especially the breeding issue), www.facebook.com/standupfordogs and our blogs at www.standupfordogs.tumblr.com Contact us at info@standupfordogs.com (Note how the the “POSTLEA” process can increase dog licensing and readily be adapted to locating backyard breeders and serving as a base for more universally justifying and enforcing breeder regulation ordinances. Please help spread this pledge and these web sites everywhere across the U.S. via social networking and email.

      We urge you to take the THREE-PART PLEDGE:

      1. I Pledge to adopt my next dog or puppy from a shelter or reputable rescue organization.

      However, in the event I’ve made every effort…. but still am unable to find a suitable shelter or rescue dog/puppy,…THEN….

      2. I Pledge NOT to buy from any breeder or seller who advertises the puppies or dogs on the internet (the International Federation of Animal Welfare/IFAW recently issued a comprehensive report indicating internet ads are very likely to be used mostly by puppy mill sources)… AND….

      3. I pledge to NOT acquire any dog or puppy from ANY breeder, including local breeders, UNTIL the breeder community ITSELF (SEE NOTE 1 BELOW)…….

      a. lobbies the federal government to elevate the legal status of companion animals (dogs and cats) well above that of mere ‘personal property’, such as a suitcase or rubber tire; AND

      b. petitions municipal governments everywhere to promulgate enforceable regulations, including maximum allowances for number of litters, minimum intervals between the times a female is bred, and requirements for posting the license numbers of female dogs when publicly advertising litters for sale. (SEE NOTE 2 BELOW):

      NAME: ________________________________________________

      I PLEDGE

      NOTE 1: The ‘Take the Pledge/Pledges’-- and coordinated national boycott(s) if/as necessary -- at www.standupfordogs.com (see Breeder Issue), are among the processes and ‘tools’ needed to get this effort underway. Please help spread this movement globally. Those introduced to ‘Econ 101’ in school know that a growing economy depends upon the “multiplier effect”, i.e. the spending of one person fans out to 10 and the spending of 10 out to 100, etc. Pro-actively reducing expenditures by those who otherwise would be buying newly bred dogs (dogs reproduce, of course, at geometric/exponential reproductive rates with very short breeding cycles) will foster a REVERSE multiplier effect that will very quickly reverberate as an economic contraction throughout the derivative pet industry; in the U.S., this is an annual $50 billion industry that has had years of uninterrupted growth. This may well be the ONLY way to bring sufficient focus to this issue….consumers have the unassailable right not to buy puppies or dogs from breeders/sellers.

      NOTE 2: Unfortunately, the number of municipal ordinances regulating breeders in the U.S. currently comprises an extremely small percentage of our municipalities nationwide. For a state-by-state listing and summary highlights of existing ordinances (possible models for your community) see http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/overpopulation/spay-neuter/model-spay-neuter-ordinances/?c=ptwit

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