SAVE OUR PETS
Help by opposing this bill and sending a comment to USDA
using the link below:
USDA/APHIS may make it almost impossible for you ever get another pet from a reputable breeder.
These are people who raise the animals in their homes with love and socialization methods that cannot be given in a sterile, mass produced,USDA Compliant environment.
Below are some photos to illustrate what can happen if this law passes. YOU are the only one that can stop it by sending comments to them. The deadline is July 16th.
Below is the comment link.
(Click on the "Comment Now" button upper right of page)
Below are some suggestions if you want to save our pets.
You can click on any of these photos to view and download a larger version.
To post on Facebook, just go to our page at http://www.facebook.com/waanimal to find the image you like, and click "share."
Suggested text to publish alongside, for the ones that don't include as many details in the image itself:
The proposed new USDA/APHIS rule and PUPS law would prevent most animals from being raised in a home and family setting. The Animal Welfare Act limits licensed breeders to only commercial/laboratory style settings.
Allow farmers, breeders, show competitors, hatcheries, working/service animal producers, shelters and rescues to choose any humane method that works for them, their animals and their goals.
Please oppose PUPS legislation and the APHIS-2011-0003-0001 proposed rule, "Animal Welfare; Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions."
For more information, see http://waanimal.weebly.com/aphis.html or, APHIS 2011-0003 applies to "Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, gophers, chinchilla, domestic ferrets, domestic farm animals, birds, and cold-blooded species."
PUPS applies to dogs.
Both would greatly restrict the ability to raise pets in home and family farm settings.
For more information, see http://waanimal.weebly.com/aphis.html
With any of these images, you may also wish to include a link to our post,
"Why not just apply for a USDA license?" http://waanimal.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-not-just-apply-for-usda-license.html
And/or, "New USDA rule would force small breeders to become licensed."
Or, here is an excellent site which combines all the most important links in one place:
STOP the proposed APHIS RULE in 3 Easy Steps!
* Note: All photos are either royalty-free pictures from online libraries that are labeled free to use for this type of purpose, are purchased with a license that allows this type of use, or are used by permission of the owners.