Puppies Aren't Products Campaign - Volunteers needed!

>> Monday, June 29, 2009

Curly Tail is looking for some volunteers in the NYC area to help with our Puppies Aren't Products campaign, in conjunction with the Best Friends Animal Society as we take a stand against puppy mills.

Please note these are peaceful pet store protests.

Curly Activists are involved in the lobbying for legislation that would regulate large-scale dog breeders and pet stores with the goal of cracking down on abusive puppy mills. We support legislature that proposes the following:

•Create a Dog Breeder License Act, which would prevent breeders from having more than 20 unaltered (not neutered or not spayed) dogs.

•Prohibit people from obtaining a dog-breeding license if they have been convicted of a felony animal-cruelty crime, including dog fighting.

•Require dog breeders to keep dogs in buildings without wire flooring and with sufficient heating, cooling and ventilation.

•Require pet stores and breeders to provide potential pet buyers with the dog’s full medical history, information of spaying and neutering and information about any prior medical care. Humane Society officials said many dogs from puppy mills end up having substantial medical problems because of interbreeding and exposure to disease in cramped environments.

•Establish penalties starting with fines and escalating to having animals seized and breeding operations shut down.

Curly Tail has become apart of the Best Friends Network through the Best Friends Animal Society in order to lobby against pet stores that sell puppy mill puppies.

Best Friends is a grassroots effort stepping up to reduce the number of pets bought and sold, and to increase adoptions from shelters and rescue groups. Together we can help millions of dogs living in breeding facilities around the country.

If you live in the NYC area and would are interested in participating with Curly Tail in the PAP campaign, please contact: jeaniner@curlytailpugrescue.org


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