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Animal Welfare Act

Some dog breeders file lawsuit to block regulations

Apparently, some dog breeders do not want to engage in even minimal welfare standards for welfare practices. As the USDA proposed a move of covering commercial breeders who sell directly to the public under the Animal Welfare Act, some breeders made it clear they do not want to fall under these minimal standards. They have […]

What some people will do for profit is sometimes astounding

From the just-when-you-thought-you-heard-it-all file, we have the following story. A company that reportedly uses 10,000 goats and 5,000 rabbits for harvesting their blood to sell the antibodies, is being accused of animal cruelty. Numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act were found at Santa Cruz Biotechnology over several years, as reported in a Care2 article […]

I’m Sick of It: The stonewalling in opposition to animal-welfare laws

I’m sick of reading statements about how horrible any and all new anti-puppy mill rules might be for some breeders. I’m sick of seeing the proposals nick-picked apart. I’m sick seeing the nick-picking turned into propaganda based on nothing more than misinformation. The common theme from the likes of the AKC and other is – […]

Maryland Girl Scouts Troop wins Pack of Compassion Award – for letter to the AKC

Girl Scout Troop 6811 out of Sandy Spring, Md. wrote a letter recently to the American Kennel Club, asking the organization to drop its opposition to proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Act that would close the loophole in the regulations that too many breeders are jumping through. The girls want to make sure breeders […]

Pack Topics: Puppy mills; hunting with dogs; animal testing; animal cruelty

Proposed USDA breeder rules: I ran across another opinion piece about the proposed new USDA rules that would close a huge loophole in breeding regulations. Carole Raphaelle Davis of the LA Animal Rights Examiner discusses the fact that since selling over the Internet, the phone and through the mail are not covered properly by the […]

USDA’s new proposed rules for dog breeders could help shut down more puppy mills

It is at least a couple of decades past due, but we might finally see Internet sales and other retail sales of puppies covered under the Animal Welfare Act. The change in the Animal Welfare Act has been on the table for some time now, but it is again a hot topic in the news […]

Iowa puppy mill operator was previously cited in ’99 for violating Animal Welfare Act

Over 90 animals were found recently living in horrible conditions in an alleged puppy mill in Kiron, Iowa. PetAbuse.com has now exposed a report from the USDA noting the breeder had previously violate the Animal Welfare Act in 1999. The KCAUTV.com story notes the report involved the individual’s store at the time, called Fifth Avenue […]

PM Pack-Line Headlines: Ringling Bros. fine, animal cruelty and puppy mills

ONE – The owner of the Ringling Bros. circus has agreed to pay up on a $270,000 fine imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CBS News reports this the largest civil penalty ever assessed against an “animal exhibitor” under the Animal Welfare Act. Feld Entertainment has stated it does not admit to violating the law […]