Author: RAW

Why We Should Not Say The Bad Word Puppy Mill

I all to often hear the word ‘puppymill’ thrown around to criticize another dog breeder or kennel.  Some have a distaste for the word even being mentioned. Others argues over its true definition or lack there of.  And others argues over the origin of the word ‘puppymill’. Regardless of its origin, the word has been hijacked by the animal rights organizations and the anti-dog breeding groups. They use this word to paint the ugliest picture possible for the public, the legislators, and the judiciary system.  Regardless of where you are on the ladder of dog breeding, use and ownership…...

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I call them pet flippers, retail rescues, and pet traders

I’m sure you’re aware of the derogatory term “puppy mill”. It was originally thought to denote only the sub-standard, filthy, unlicensed kennels and although I’m sure most of those have been run out of business, there are probably still a few around. Well, just getting rid of those “bad apples” wasn’t good enough for the animal rights agenda, so they then decided that all breeders, good or bad, were “puppy mills”. If that is acceptable, why then shouldn’t all rescues and shelters be lumped together in the same manner, by calling them all retail rescues or pet traders? The...

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Captivity and Captive Breeding

Dog leashes (chains) and dog crates (cages) as well as fenced in yards are used for the same purpose as a crib or a playpen for a child, to properly and safely contain a living creature. The “creatures” that you refer to are NOT “from” the wild. These animals were born in captivity and many if not most are fully domesticated since they are trained, bonded, and completely desensitized to humans. The definition of a wild animal is “living in a state of nature, not tamed or domesticated”. By definition, since elephants and big cats are born in this country,...

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Keeping Pets as Property

The public loves to refer to their dogs/cats as their “fur babies” but be careful what you wish for. Right now animals are considered property and for those that believe that this is a cold description, be warned, our “property” is fully protected under the constitution. Our “property” is ours and nobody else can tell us what we can and can’t do with our property (like keeping a Saint Bernard in an apartment). If our pets were to become independent and no longer be OUR property, we would lose our RIGHTS to our property and our ability to make...

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