LESS THAN 15% OF AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD PETS ARE ADOPTED THROUGH OUR SHELTER SYSTEM. TRANSLATION: OUR PETS ARE BEING PURCHASED FROM PET SHOPS (PUPPY MILL PUPPY) AND PRIVATE BREEDERS/ ONLY LICENSED BREEDERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO BREED, WITH AN ANNUAL LIMIT, UNTIL WE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF HOMELESS DOGS AND CATS. 72K DOGS WERE EUTHANIZED LAST YEAR IN NJ SHELTERS. WE ARE OVERPOPULATED! LET'S END THE MADNESS!
OUR GOAL IS TO BE 10,000 SIGNATURES STRONG ! WE ARE AIMING TO LIMIT THE BREEDING OF PETS, TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PETS, ENFORCING A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO MAKE IT MANDATORY TO SPAY/NEUTER YOUR DOG AND CAT. A PET IS NOT A FINANCIAL INVESTMENT, AND THE PROFIT FROM SELLING PUPPIES IS ALL UNDECLARED CASH! FOR EVERY PUPPY/KITTEN SOLD PRIVATELY, TWO ARE EUTHANIZED IN SHELTERS. WE NEED TO HAVE SWIFT PENALTIES AND FINES FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNWILLING AND RECALCITRANT TO PARTAKE IN ANIMAL WELFARE MEASURES.
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Every single day approximately 200 dogs/400 cats are euthanized in the state of NJ alone. That's 72K dogs, and 144K felines annually. Yet while visiting classifieds such as Oodle...
Every single day approximately 200 dogs/400 cats are euthanized in the state of NJ alone. That's 72K dogs, and 144K felines annually. Yet while visiting classifieds such as Oodle Marketplace, Craigslist, Ebay, etc.....it is hard to deny that pet owners turned backyard breeders have made a business of their family pets, advertising for studs, and selling "teacup" designer dogs, which are actually a genetic defect.
There are far too many unwanted pets that die every SINGLE day because there are not enough loving homes available. We would benefit greatly from a gov't program providing free/low cost sterility programs for EVERYONE, not just low~income families. American people should be rewarded with a HEALTHY PET/RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER TAX CUT! Our hard earned wages are paying for salaries for paid employees who feed then kill homeless pets in shelters! A tremendous expense!
If you were to make it an unlawful act, illegal, to breed an intact pet, Mr. President, with punishable monetary fines, and in certain cases even prison sentences, this would certainly abort the overcrowding at shelters. This would be a considerable reduction in overhead, too. The cost to run these kill shelters nationwide is astronomical, paramount, and within three years of having passed this bill, there should be enough funding to build sanctuaries for homeless pets in every state. As a nation, we are judged by how we treat our pets, our animals! The time MUST CEASE that your loyal furry family member has become your (undeclared) cash cow. Pets are pets!
Only experienced, licensed breeders should have the rights to breed.
Too many healthy, young, middle~aged and senior homeless pets are dying daily and need your help today. Last year, some 10-15M homeless animals were killed in U.S. shelters. This cannot resolve itself independently. Mr. President, please save the innocent animals today. We need your help now.