Banning pet stores from selling dogs will do nothing to shut down puppy mills

1/27/2022 6:10:00 PM
Banning pet stores from selling dogs will do nothing to shut down puppy mills

Banning pet stores from selling dogs will do nothing to shut down puppy mills | Opinion

Banning pet stores from selling dogs will do nothing to shut down puppy mills | Opinion

Puppy mills. Two words that evoke images of horrible living conditions and provoke strong emotions. Unfortunately, lawmakers, including some in Dallas,...

More than 500 dogs and cats were taken from a puppy mill in Kaufman County during a rescue operation in 2009. Pet stores tend to buy from licensed breeders rather than illegal puppy mills, writes Ed Sayres.ByEd Sayres1:30 AM on Jan 27, 2022 CSTPuppy mills. Two words that evoke images of horrible living conditions and provoke strong emotions. Unfortunately, lawmakers, including some in Dallas, have been misled to equate them with licensed, inspected breeders rather than the illegal, substandard operations the term rightly describes.

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Mills sell direct to buyers. No one I know, who has purchased from a breeder, has ever bought the dog or cat from a pet store. this is from ‘pet industry ‘ lobby. vomit inducing. mgranberry davetarrantnews SharonFGrigsby anybody at actually give a damn about animals ?!? “Sayres was named president of PIJAC, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, the national lobby group for pet stores, pet product makers, pet dealers and pet breeders..”. WHAT IS WRONG WITH . SharonFGrigsby claims to help animals-barbara is very angry at you !!!!!

We should do everything to protect the animals that we can. And it starts with the stores. It not all we do but we have to start somewhere that impacts the mills.

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In fact, banning pet stores from selling pets could push customers toward unlicensed breeders.SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another told state lawmakers her abusive ex used her daughter’s service dog to control them, since he knew they couldn’t leave without the animal.MIDVALE, Utah — An investigation by the Salt Lake County Health Department over"concerning conditions" led to the closure Wednesday of an assisted living facility in Midvale.Instagram caption reads,"I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been canceled by then.

More than 500 dogs and cats were taken from a puppy mill in Kaufman County during a rescue operation in 2009. Pet stores tend to buy from licensed breeders rather than illegal puppy mills, writes Ed Sayres. More than 70% of pet owners who arrive at a domestic violence shelter say their abuser had also threatened or harmed their animal, according to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. By Ed Sayres 1:30 AM on Jan 27, 2022 CST Puppy mills. "The conditions here were deplorable," said Rivera. Two words that evoke images of horrible living conditions and provoke strong emotions. That’s why Rep. Unfortunately, lawmakers, including some in Dallas, have been misled to equate them with licensed, inspected breeders rather than the illegal, substandard operations the term rightly describes. Wilson is completely rocking her new look, but the star did recently state ,"It's not about being a certain size or body weight or anything.

Lawmakers have been ill-advised that a ban on retail pet store sales will eliminate these subversive operations. Her bill, HB175, would allow survivors to include their pets on court-issued protective orders, prohibiting the abuser from harming, threatening or trying to take possession of the animal. People from inside the home have been loaded onto a bus wearing PPE. Despite good intentions, these bans are not the solution. They are an emotional overreaction to a complex problem. “Their pets, then, become pawns in this cruel game of coercion, manipulation and control in order to create an environment of fear and induced compliance. The animal welfare community has spent decades promoting false narratives about commercial dog breeders and their relationships with retail pet stores.twitter. I should know. Several cases have been well-publicized over the past few years, said Rachel Heatley of the humane society.

I believed these same accusations for over 40 years. Throughout my career, I wholly supported the anti-pet store campaigns. One of the women said he’d killed four of her cats within a two-month span, FOX13 reported. The health department is working with several organizations to get the residents of the facility relocated. Finally, someone asked me if I had ever visited a USDA-licensed commercial breeder. The truth was that I had not. A man lit Dixie on fire to get back at her owner, with whom he had a previous relationship, police said. I have now had the opportunity to meet with dozens of licensed breeders..

I have met hardworking, knowledgeable professionals who share the same love and dedication for the well-being of animals as I do. Several domestic violence survivors also spoke up Friday, explaining how their abusers tried to control them by manipulating their love for their pets. They have state-of-the-art facilities with consulting veterinarians, spacious kennels, exercise yards and compassionate personnel. They are the exact opposite of what decades of erroneous allegations have made them out to be. “I honestly can’t help but wonder if I would’ve even been alive if I didn’t have this dog because she gave me purpose and a will to live,” one woman said through tears. Eight years ago, the Humane Society of the United States launched the retail ban concept now being proposed for Dallas. However, bans haven’t put puppy mills out of business. Thirty-five other states already offer such protections to pets, and members of the committee said it’s high time Utah joined them.

Why? Retail bans take the misguided approach of targeting the smallest and most regulated source of getting puppies: retail stores. Only 4% of puppies in the U. ——— By: BETHANY RODGERS, The Associated Press.S. are actually acquired from pet stores, according to the American Pet Products Association Pet Owner Survey . That means 96% are acquired from other sources.

You can’t eliminate puppy mills by targeting the smallest source of puppies in the least likely environment to be connected with puppy mills. After 40 years advocating for the adoption of dogs, adoption is always my first choice. But adoption is not always the right fit for everyone, and those families should have safe and responsible choices. If Dallas bans the retail sale of puppies, very few stores will be affected. By my count, only one store in Dallas might be forced to close, the Petland franchise at Preston Road and Forest Lane because, according to franchise owner Jay Suk, 80% of the store’s sales are puppies.

The franchise is owned by a man who has put 13 years of his life into the business and employs 30 people who will lose their jobs if it closes. He purchases his puppies from top USDA-licensed and -inspected breeders and from small hobby breeders. He views inspection reports and conducts on-site visits to ensure that he is acquiring only from the finest breeders. Retail pet stores such as Petland must also adhere to state and local animal welfare laws as well as consumer protection laws. If we have any chance of eliminating puppy mills, then animal welfare organizations, USDA-licensed breeders and retail pet stores must work together.

Retail bans haven’t put puppy mills out of business. Instead, the bans tend to push demand for puppies into the abyss of the unknown and unregulated. Instead of passing a ban on retail sales, Dallas could consider breeder and retail regulations such as those that have been passed by the state of Ohio and have worked well there for several years. We need standards that provide for the safety of animals, give consumers the choices they deserve and support the growth of responsible business. We do not need to make grand gestures like banning the retail sale of puppies, which accomplishes nothing.

Ed Sayres is executive director of Petland Charities. He wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News. Find the .