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A dog explains why Phoenix's pet store law is such a big win for shelter animals.

A dog explains why Phoenix's pet store law is such a big win for shelter animals. | Upsetment | Scoop.it
This dog is adorable and so articulate!
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I find this an abhorrent law. While I am all for adopting shelter animals and strongly advocate spaying and neutering programs, this law is a politically motivated restriction on trade. I want to get rid of puppy mills, too; so let's make trafficking in puppy-mill bred dogs illegal. Let's define what that abuse of animals actual constitutes. But there are many good breeders and many pet lovers who want particular breeds. Over the years I have had both shelter and breeder dogs; they were all loved and lovable. It fascinates me that this kind of restrictive law is pushed by the Republican party in a state so committed to its Libertarian past. Is this really about dogs and animal welfare? Nope, it's about the "We're animal lovers," pose of political righties like Joe Arpaio, who know that this will play well with their uninformed base.

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The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help by Trish Jackson | The Write Room Blog

The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help by Trish Jackson | The Write Room Blog | Upsetment | Scoop.it

If you love dogs, this is a problem about which you will feel strongly.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Those who care only about the money should not be allowed to breed dogs. Sure breeders should make a profit, but they should also care about the animals and make sure they are treated humanely.

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