Wednesday, May 2, 2012
USDA Plans To Regulate All Large Dog Breeders
According to The Alliance Speaks newsletter put out by the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation the USDA plans to regulate all large dog breedeers. Dr. Gipson also told the Alliance that by the end of the year, USDA will be issuing new rules that will require dog breeders who sell multiple puppies over the internet to be federally licensed and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This will be the first time that retail sellers of dogs will be required to meet federal humane standards of care for their dogs. Currently, Internet sellers are exempt from the federal Animal Welfare Act which only covers breeders for the wholesale market such as those breed dogs for pet stores. This is a significant development as many wholesale breeders have merely switched to selling over the internet to advoid federal regulations and inspections. In Hudson's opinion these dispicable puppy millers have no moral compass and are just heartless money hungry people who love to slither between every crack in the system and in Missouri we have tons of cracks !!!