- The Agriculture Department must improve enforcement at slaughter plants, puppy mills, research laboratories, and wild animal exhibits, and crack down on abusive practices such as animal fighting, horse soring, and puppy imports. It should apply basic humane slaughter protections to poultry so that nine billion birds per year have a merciful death, and finalize its pending rule to prohibit the slaughter of downed cows who are too sick or injured to stand up. The agency should work to stop the export of horses for slaughter in other countries, and should shift the focus of its Wildlife Services program to effective nonlethal methods rather than the use of aerial gunning, cruel traps, and toxic poisons.
Just what exactly is a puppy mill? There is no legal definition, therefore, it is simply a derogatory term used to turn breeders against one another. And if you are thinking that the HSUS is only referring to 'commercially licensed USDA breeders' or 'breeders that sell to pet stores', THINK AGAIN. The HSUS is actually referring to ALL breeders, 'hobby/show/home breeders' included: (from the above mentioned .pdf file):
"5) Puppy mills – require all dog and cat breeders to comply with AWA requirements, including those who sell directly to the public; require daily exercise and socialization for animals in commercial breeding facilities; prohibit non-stop breeding every heat cycle"There you have it, folks, the TRUE eventual intent of the P.U.P.S bill...the rest of us are now officially targeted. Did the writer over at the HSLF think that people wouldn't really click on the link to their '100 Step Plan' and see the truth??? That is: "Require ALL dog and cat breeders to comply with AWA requirements including those who sell directly to the public....."
Of course, dog breeders are not the only intended targets. The HSUS is coming after the farmers that feed our nation; the scientists that are working to find cures to devastating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease; the hunters and trappers and fishermen...everyone and anyone that has any contact with animals is a direct target.
Don't Drink The Kool-Aid
The thing is this: while these changes put forth by the HSUS sound reasonable (to some) on paper, the ways in which these changes will be written into legislation are what you have to pay close attention to. NOTHING the Animal Rights groups put forth is for the 'good of the animals' as they claim; rather, these changes are among many steps to try and end human use/benefit of animals of all types. Read again my post on the Twelve Step Plan To A No Animal Nation , then compare that to the 100 Step Change Agenda.....
Little by little, bit by bit, unless all animal owners stand united against the Animal Rights bullies, we will see life as we know it with animals come to an end. It is time to realize who the real enemy is and to put aside differences of opinion on how individuals should own/breed/farm/hunt, etc...the Animal Rightists are making their intentions known. Will you be duped into drinking more of the HSUS Kool-Aid?