I agree to Idea Ban Puppy Mills and regulate pet breeding.
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Ban Puppy Mills and regulate pet breeding.

I propose a complete ban of the unethical and cruel business of puppy mill breeding in Ontario.

There are cruelty laws in place, but they are rarely enforced and are on a complaint based system. It is common practice to discard breeding dogs on the side of the road, where they are picked up by animal control and sent to rescue agencies or are put down if they are not adopted.

The psychological effects are obvious in any dog that has been rescued from a puppy mill which is indicative of the deplorable living situation.

An all out ban would prevent unnecessary animal cruelty and help control the pet population. Most pets that end up in a pound are either sold from puppy mills or backyard breeders to purchasers that have not been screened; they are after all a business with an interest in profit over an interest in responsible breeding.

I also propose that back yard breeders should be subjected to regulation. Although backyard breeding could be seen as a hobby, it is in reality a business.

Negligent breeding and selling results in over crowding at animal shelters.

For more information you can check out: http://www.nopuppymillscanada.ca/canadian_laws.htm

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To see the reality of how many pets are abandoned, check out: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?location=Toronto%2C+On&animal=Dog&primary_breed=&age=&gender=&distance=&pet_name=

You will see a list of over 180 000 dogs around Toronto that need a home.

Submitted by 1 year ago

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  1. Great post.

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  2. "Just because animals can't speak doesn't mean they can't feel." - PETA

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      In 2011, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) behaved in a regrettably consistent manner: it euthanized the overwhelming majority of dogs and cats that it accepted into its shelters. Out of 760 dogs impounded, they killed 713, arranged for 19 to be adopted, and farmed out 36 to other shelters (not necessarily "no kill" ones). As for cats, they impounded 1,211, euthanized 1,198, transferred eight, and found homes for a grand total of five. PETA also took in 58 other companion animals -- including rabbits. It killed 54 of them.

      "Circuses make animals sad" - PETA

      "Feeding kids meat is child abuse." - PETA

      "McDonald's tells kids that hamburgers grow in hamburger patches. It's a lie" - PETA

      Eating meat is primitive, barbaric, and arrogant.

      Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA - Washington City Paper (December 20, 1985)

      Six million people died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses. [emphasis added]

      Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA - The Washington Post (November 13, 1983)

      Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.

      Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA - Vogue (September 1, 1989)

      We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child because they are equal mentally in terms of dependence on others.

      Alex Pacheco. Co-Founder of PETA - The New York Times (January 14, 1989)

      To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.

      Neal Barnard, Medical Advisor of PETA - from his book, Food For Life

      My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals.

      Gary Yourofsky, Humane Education Lecturer of PETA - Associated Press (December 7, 1998)

      Serving a burger to your family today, knowing what we know, constitutes child abuse. You might as well give them weed killer.

      Toni Vernelli, European Campaign Director of PETA - PETA Europe news release, "Meat Expo Declared A ‘Danger Zone’ By Vegetarians: PETA Targets Smithfield 2000" (November 27, 2000)

      To those people who say, `My father is alive because of animal experimentation,’ I say `Yeah, well, good for you. This dog died so your father could live.’ Sorry, but I am just not behind that kind of trade off.

      Bill Maher, Endorser of PETA - US magazine (February 1, 1999)

      Yup, PETA is sure something to aspire towards...

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  3. great post! both informative & moving.

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  4. Its about time. Let's also stiffen up the sentences on animal abusers.

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  5. I've posted two proposals that might be of interest:

    Animal Rights Code:

    http://commonground.ideascale.com/a/dtd/An-Animal-Rights-Code/24892-25935

    Our Relationship with Pets - Ownership or Guardianship?

    http://commonground.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Our-Relationship-with-Pets-Ownership-or-Guardianship/24887-25935

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  6. I could not agree more. I just posted the following proposal to regulate the factory farm industry under Fair and Just Society - http://commonground.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Factory-Farming-needs-Enforceable-Regulations/26595-25935

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  7. We have children aid society. I suggest that we should have a system of insuring the welfare of all animals including the pets. Some people do not properly care for their pets. Animal Rights code is an excellent idea.

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  8. no brainer should have been done years ago, pet stores should not be purchasing from such sources just for almighty buck. can anyone confirm where the pet store in Vaugh Mills gets there pups

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