Despina M. Andrelus
Despina M. Andrelus

"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor...

"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI.

Sara Tincher
Sara Tincher

Usually, "backyard breeders" are the ones you want to trust because they are small, local, and work closely with their dogs. Instead of limiting all dog breeders, they should enforce stricter laws on those who do breed. If a breeder will not allow you to come out to the property and view their dogs, that is a big red flag! Good breeders are proud of their dogs and want you to see how they live and work. This petition says that the main aim is to have investigations, but it also states...

Usually, "backyard breeders" are the ones you want to trust because they are small, local, and work closely with their dogs. Instead of limiting all dog breeders, they should enforce stricter laws on those who do breed. If a breeder will not allow you to come out to the property and view their dogs, that is a big red flag! Good breeders are proud of their dogs and want you to see how they live and work. This petition says that the main aim is to have investigations, but it also states that dog breeding for profit should be illegal. Which is it?! Those are two very different scenarios. I will not be signing this petition.

Sara Tincher
Sara Tincher
  • Sara Tincher

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the term "backyard breeders". Most local breeders I know here in California take amazing care of their dogs and are top quality people with top quality dogs. Healthy and happy dogs who are loved, worked (in the field for hunting or service dogs), and ONLY go to good homes.

Frances Barry
Frances Barry
  • Sara Tincher

I kind of disagree, Yes it be some good breeders but majority are only interested in what profit they going make and not in the happiness of the dog. Its sad but real.

Olimpia Marina
Olimpia Marina
  • Sara Tincher

They are all after money....lets put this straight...

Sara Tincher
Sara Tincher
  • Sara Tincher

Yes, lets put this straight.... I work for a dog breeder. I have been in this line of work for half a year now, and, as I get to know other breeders by working for a breeder, I find that they all care deeply about their dogs and where their dogs end up. My employer will frequently lose a profit/pass on a sale because she does not want the dog to go to a bad home. Finally, she is always cautioning people against using trainers who train with e-collars (she feels that a dog should be placed...

Yes, lets put this straight.... I work for a dog breeder. I have been in this line of work for half a year now, and, as I get to know other breeders by working for a breeder, I find that they all care deeply about their dogs and where their dogs end up. My employer will frequently lose a profit/pass on a sale because she does not want the dog to go to a bad home. Finally, she is always cautioning people against using trainers who train with e-collars (she feels that a dog should be placed in the line of work that it is natural with, whether it be hunting, therapy, spoiled house dog). So, while you may be correct regarding the majority of people being bad (I have no evidence to say otherwise) all the breeders that I have met here in California so far have all been very nice, caring people. To them, their dogs are family, not just a profit.

Ashley Cook
Ashley Cook

Im a breeder an my pups are toilet trained and house trained before they leave my care. And i dont just sell to anyone only suitable buyers i spend at least 2hrs with a buyer to study them an questiin them before i sign my pups over.....

Ashley Cook
Ashley Cook

Its not back yard breeders.... its irresponsable people whom buy them an create a monster.... stop blaming breeders and stop blaming the breed of dog....

Bill Clark
Bill Clark

Yes How about breeding just be against the law.

Cathleen Young
Cathleen Young
  • Bill Clark

Oh, Bill, you said it!! Yes, yes, yes!!!

Frances Barry
Frances Barry
  • Bill Clark

It should be 100% against the law.

Sharon Novak
Sharon Novak

I would like these puppy mills closes down and gone for good.

San Bej
San Bej
  • Sharon Novak

Totally agree with you Sharon Novak.

LeeAnn Marie Williams Downs

There shouldn't even be backyard breeders!! Greedy scum bags who have allow there pets to have babies to only see most end up in a shelter. Hopefully most find homes but many loss there lives because of these asses. Shut them down!!

Monique La Marca
Monique La Marca

Close breaders down...

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

The hypocrisy of our local councils to restrict the number of pets we can have even though they are in loving caring good size homes. But they so blatantly permits the mother animals with their large litters to be confined in filthy very small cages in these dam puppy farms. Where is the justice for our precious animals. I truly believe that only people who are used to companion animals should be employed in animal welfare. Animal welfare is not a business for money making, its a humane caring profession.

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

The RSPCA describes that puppy farms are situation where dogs are kept in sub-standard conditions, bred repeatedly to their detriment with inappropriate provision of food, water, shelter veterinary treatment! Obviously puppy farms are condoned because they continue to operate freely! Shouldn’t the RSPCA in keeping with its charter to “prevent” cruelty to animals abolish the operations of all existing puppy farms and seek Legislation to make these filthy places of desperate animal...

The RSPCA describes that puppy farms are situation where dogs are kept in sub-standard conditions, bred repeatedly to their detriment with inappropriate provision of food, water, shelter veterinary treatment! Obviously puppy farms are condoned because they continue to operate freely! Shouldn’t the RSPCA in keeping with its charter to “prevent” cruelty to animals abolish the operations of all existing puppy farms and seek Legislation to make these filthy places of desperate animal suffering and deaths to be illegal! This would be the decent correct steps that this animal welfare organization should take to end the continuing sickening cases of animal cruelty to mother dogs suffering from back to back litters causing rupture of their uterus, breast cancers etc, puppies kept in infectious areas etc. To crown this, these operators make profits but pay no taxes! Taxpayers meantime paid out for example in year 2010/2011 euthanized 30,300 cats and 21,600 dogs. Easy to work out the cost to

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