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RPOA BREAKS NEW GROUND IN TEXAS

By Mary Beth Duerler | Published: 01/9/2012

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an insidious cancer creeping across the country called ‘animal rights.’ Crazy as it sounds, their agenda is to end all use of animals, including pet ownership.



PET LEMON LAWS AND NAILS IN THE COFFIN

By Anna Sadler | Published: 01/9/2012

Cat and dog fanciers have long been their own worst enemies in the breeding ban wars, and the reason for this is the intense love they feel for the pets that they breed, show and that share their homes.



CALIFORNIA BILL CHARGES $250 FOR BREEDER PERMIT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

California Senate Bill 621 has been amended to include a $250 annual permit for anyone who has sold, transferred, or given away “one or more dogs during the preceding calendar year” or sold a puppy or kitten received…



WHY ISN’T BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR CONSIDERED MORE IMPORTANT?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

I think the reason Naomi Fox (aka Naomi Foltz) and I had such a great time when our club hosted the 1996 National Specialty was because we meshed in our combined efforts like soul mates. The idea discussed in this article is one…



SPAY OR PAY

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Los Angeles, California, Board of Animal Commissioners has approved a proposal for a tax of $500 on unsterilized pets. The ordinance was drafted by the city’s Pet Population Task Force in an attempt to deal with a large…



NEW YORK STATE PROHIBITS BREED-SPECIFIC LEGISLATION

By Sue Weiss | Published: 01/9/2012

Ten years in the Assembly without passage! No Senate sponsor around - then along came the Long Island Coalition of Dog Fanciers and rattled the crates.



NEED A FUND-RAISER FOR YOUR LOCAL SHELTER?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Like many other states, Oregon is in the throes of a taxpayer revolt. Over the last few years Oregonians have authorized two separate tax reduction measures that have effectively slashed government funding for all but the most essential…



WHY PENNSYLVANIA’S DOG CLUBS FOUGHT FOR A PUPPY LEMON LAW

By Dotsie Keith | Published: 01/9/2012

In some parts of our country, purebred dog fanciers are fighting against overly restrictive state and local laws that have been imposed on breeders. Why then, would the 108 dog clubs of the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs fight…



OVDO WANTS CHANGES IN ANIMAL CRUELTY BILL

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Ohio Valley Dog Owners is in the unenviable position of opposing an animal cruelty bill in the Ohio House of Representatives because it does not make exemptions for customary animal husbandry practices, require training or adherence…



IS IT COMPASSIONATE TO CUT BACK ON DOG BREEDING?

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

There are too many homeless dogs dying in shelters.

In spite of recent attempts to collect the data, there are still no reliable national statistics to quantify the extent of shelter problems. Until shelters keep reliable…



A LETTER TO TENNESSEE LEGISLATORS

By Donna Malone | Published: 01/9/2012

Donna Malone, president, Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee, wrote this letter in answer to a proposed spay and neuter law in her state. She invites people to plagiarize when such legislation comes up in other states and communities.



IN 98, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS TWO DOG AND CAT BILLS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Dog and cat fanciers had their work cut out for them this year in California when three bills dealing with pet population issues showed up in the legislature. The Rosenthal bill, SB2102, was a breeder licensing bill that had several…



Avanzino to Leave San Francisco SPCA

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Richard Avanzino, the charismatic, creative president of the San Francisco SPCA, plans to leave that organization after 22 years to head the newly-formed Duffield Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing pet adoptions…



REUSE, RECYCLE, RESCUE: RESCUE MEANS EXPERIENCE, SPECIALIZATION, AND KNOWLEDGE

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/9/2012

For many of us, becoming involved in rescue wasn’t something we planned. Someone who knew we bred dogs knew someone who wanted to be rid of one and called to see if we’d be interested in it.



USDA KEEPS SAME OLD TEMPERATURE RULES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

After more than 18 months of deliberation, the US Department of Agriculture has decided not to change the temperature regulations for housing and transporting dogs and cats.



CANINE EUTHANASIA RISKS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

A three-year study of euthanasia risks in a Philadelphia-area animal shelter concluded that adult dogs are most likely to die, purebred dogs are more likely to be reclaimed by owners, and that compilation of such information is…



A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF KING COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE 10423 ENACTED IN 1992

By Lee Wallot | Published: 01/9/2012

This analysis will show that, despite King County Animal Control annual reports to the contrary, Ordinance 10423 has accomplished none of the goals its proponents said it would accomplish.



IT’S NOT POLITICS, IT’S PASSION

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

“Dog shows are so political.”

How many times have you heard someone say that? How many exhibitors have taken the easy way out by attributing a missed win to politics?



CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS PASS BREEDER LICENSING BILL CRIMINAL PENALTIES INCLUDED

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Connecticut State Legislature approved HB 5495, a bill that criminalizes breeders who do not apply for a kennel license. The bill allows unannounced inspections of registered kennels and imposes fines up to $1000 and jail terms…



Eugene Kennel Club Celebrates 50 Continuous Years

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

n item in the August 15, 1925, Eugene Register Guard announced the organization of the Eugene Kennel Club to “sponsor a bench show in conjunction with the Lane County Fair, September 23, 24, 25.



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