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!