Petition Tag - puppies

1. Make the government pay for everyone to have a puppy

We all need a puppy.

2. The Georgie Movement for Responsible Breeding

Recently my 1 year old puppy died as a result of over breeding and in-breeding. His death has been very hard but it has also made me realize it's time this ridiculousness stops!

I'm sick of seeing flat faced dogs and cats who struggle to breath properly, I'm tired of seeing sick dogs with a very under developed immune system just because the breeder decided to rip the litter away from their mothers breasts to that they can remain small.

Georgie was a casualty of this greed and stupidity! It's time it stops!

3. Planning Permission for a Canine Rehabilitation, Behaviour and Training Centre in Norwich

Having been a professional in the area for the last 20 years, I have tried 3 times to set up a Dog Training Centre in industrial units with non-slippery rubber surface and management facilities to help finally settle my dog behaviour counselling and training business - give it premises -, but I got rejected.

When I realised that I would not get a planning permission for any industrial unit in the city, I purchased a land close to the A47 bypass, on Intwood Road, Cringleford - a woodlands and meadow area -, with the purpose of building a Centre for puppy / dog socialisation and training.

Currently I am applying for the Change of Use and to put a Pre Fabricated Building on the site.

The Building would be placed as a continuation of the access track, and would only take up about half an acre out of the 5 acre Meadow and Woodland area that belongs to me. So no wildlife - birds, rabbits, squirrels - will be affected, once all the services will be provided indoors.

4. Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, 2016

Every Year, there is a Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival (in China).

This Year (2016) they still have one, so we should save the lives of 10,000 dogs and cats by signing this petition or taking further action and going there to actually stop them.

Thanks for your time, please sign this petition!

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Pic of black lab puppy not taken at a previous festival.

5. Return my Pitbulls: Barking should not be a crime punishable by death!

The state has taken my dogs! When we first moved to the city, my country dogs [a pitbull and a catahoula] had a little trouble learning where their yard was and how far they could go.

They got out of the yard twice, so we built the fence higher. We have had no problems until one day the door latch broke off and the dogs got out again. I called animal control immediately but animal control found them barking at guys at a construction site. They said the guys had to flee for shelter. Yes, they ARE scary when they bark but my dogs would never bite anyone!

The state served me with a warrant for the dogs and has them on hold until I appeal this decision and take it to court! I have the vet, the neighbors, and the lady at the local rescue who has been in my home 30+ times, to all vouch for them.

My dogs were only off the leash, they didn't attack and should not be treated as such!

6. Help Save Lilo

Lilo arrived at KAWS after she was found pregnant, malnourished and on a chain at her "home". Lilo has since had 8 puppies and we at KAWS are working hard to give her the nourishment and love that she and her puppies deserve.

We do NOT want to give Lilo back to this home as she deserves better!

7. Safe space for dogs

In Bournemouth approximately 4 in 10 households have children, and approximately 3 in 10 households have a dog. In Bournemouth alone there are 62 designated public play areas for children and 1 public play area for dogs. Just 1. All other areas for dogs to play are insufficiently fenced or gated with hazards immediately adjacent.

There are puppies and older dogs that do not yet know how to 'recall' and hardly any dogs know the Green Cross Code or can read safety notices! Almost all open spaces where dogs currently play, have insufficient fencing or gates to prevent dogs running onto roads, or onto pavements to chase a cat or car, or go and sniff the local livestock resulting in road accidents, injured or dead pets, or dogs in a lot of trouble. We want the council to work with Doogies to provide secure, safe play areas for all these dogs throughout Poole and Bournemouth boroughs.

There are many, many dogs that are walked only on lead. Some because they are in training, or don't always come back when called, and some because they are recovering from an operation, or are sick or in season. But there are some dogs on lead because they are afraid of or aggressive towards other dogs or even humans (for whatever reason) and so
1) other people need to know that the dogs needs space
2) those owners need support and education on how to help their dogs cope better when other dogs or humans pass by.
All these dogs are 'yellow' dogs - ie, they need space.
We want the council to work in partnership with Doogies to promote the Yellow Dog Campaign throughout the boroughs, provide education to the public, provide support and training to owners and provide totally secure, private rehabilitation and play areas for dogs that need space.

We want the council to work with Doogies to build a dog-bespoke indoor and outdoor training area for the rehabilitation and training of dogs. Furthermore we wish the council to work with Doogies to provide their educational seminars for everyone who comes into contact with dogs - from children to adults resulting in safe families, educated and responsible dog owners. The boroughs of Bournemouth and Poole have an opportunity to become a role model for providing a safe environment for all - humans and animals alike.

As a dog trainer and behaviour consultant specialising in puppies, rescue dogs and dogs with behaviour challenges I can confirm that:
100% of my clients have needed education and training,
100% needed 'yellow' ribbons for their dogs at some point in their lives
100% needed a safely secured, open spaces to run and play in the company of educated public,
and the many, many, many dogs at one point in their lives needed a totally secure private field for rehabilitation and training, the latter is needed as a matter of urgency within the boroughs as there is currently NOTHING available for owners of a dog that needs space.

8. Shut Down Puppy Mills in North America

Our society has an epidemic of pet overpopulation. Every Humane Society, Animal Control Pound, shelter and rescue group is overflowing with thousands of puppies, dogs, kittens and cats available for adoption, and it costs cities and townships millions of dollars to run these organizations.

Puppy mills keep driving pet overpopulation. Puppy mills are factory-like breeding operations where dogs suffer most of their lives, if not their entire lives, in stacked, overcrowded cages, being bred over and over. They receive little to no exercise and socialization and minimal veterinary care. When these breeding dogs are no longer "useful" they are auctioned off, dumped at shelters or destroyed.

Puppy mills are not only mass breeding sick puppies, they are inhumane, failing to meet even the most basic care standards. Coccidia, Girardia and Parvo are rampant in puppy mills because of the cramped, unhealthy, unsanitary conditions.
The madness and heartbreaking misery that these animals are living in needs to end.

We need new laws in order to end the inhumane treatment of puppies and dogs in commercial breeding facilities that exploit both the dogs and consumers in pursuit of profit. We must stop placing profit over the well-being of the dogs in these horrific facilities.

Laws that shut down puppy mills will ensure that people get their puppies, kittens, dogs, cats and rabbits from breeders, animal shelters, humane societies and non-profit rescue groups.

Please sign this petition to put an end to puppy mill cruelty.

9. Stop allowing pages for selling animals

I often see on sites such as facebook... people selling animals that they don't even know how too look after properly. Selling guinea pigs and other social animals in singles when they are a social animal and can get lonely! Selling them to people that will just keep them in a tiny hutch and not have proper space to show natural behavior. Selling kittens and puppies to people that will just sell them on a month later. Many animals are used as food or bait for dog fighting.

Selling animals needs to stop.

10. Ban the Sale of Puppies, Kittens and Rabbits in Pet Stores in Hayward, CA

A puppy mill, is a commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with an emphasis upon profits above animal welfare and is often in substandard conditions regarding the well-being of dogs in their care The term can be applied to operations involving other types of animals commercially bred for profit, e.g. "kitty mills." An estimated 4,000 puppy mills in the U.S. produce more than half a million puppies a year.

Most puppies sold through pet stores, a broker, and over the internet originally came from a puppy mill. These profitable breeding facilities take away almost every necessity for a dog including living space, plentiful food and water, toys and a loving caretaker, all to get as much profit from the dogs as possible. Dogs live on wire floors, designed to let their excretions fall through, but many dogs fall into the holes and get legs and paws stuck. Most puppy mills will use a dog until it has reached its fertility max, and then the dogs are killed or passed on to other puppy mills.

These conditions cause the puppies to have both behavioral and physical issues. Dogs from puppy mills have been reportedly diagnosed with tons of diseases and ailments like respiratory infections and pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects. They may also have trouble interacting with people and other animals.

Responsible breeders do not sell their dogs through pet stores. It is my intention to help to put an end to commercial breeding facilities by suggesting that bylaws be passed to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores in Hayward (excluding adoption from legitimate adoption facilities).

Many communities around the United States such as Glendale, CA, West Hollywood, CA and South Lake Tahoe, CA have already passed laws banning the sale of puppies in pet stores. This is just a partial list, and more and more communities around the United States, are moving toward banning sales of animals in pet stores that support puppy mills.

11. Stop backyard breeders

I have recently lost my puppy due to the mis treatment he received, the man who sold him to me has been breeding and selling sick puppies for years and is still getting away with it to this date, I know of numerous people who have had issues with him and many other breeders like him and the RSPCA can't do anything about these dodgy breeders who aren't caring for the puppies properly because the laws aren't strong enough!

The world would be a better place if we all knew that we could rely on the law to ensure that our puppies are well bred and cared for! we need to stand up for the puppies who can't stand up for themselves!

12. Federal Elected Officials - No more pet stores that sell puppies!

Most dog lovers know about the often horrid conditions of puppy mills, the unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable breeders. Dogs are often bred far too frequently, are kept cramped together in squalor, and are not socialized with humans.

Pet stores want to make money. They exist by making the sale. They offer lame "guarantees" on the animal, which usually means that you get to return the one with the problem for another one -- with more or different problems -- They don't screen people who want the animals, they don't follow up on it's condition, they don't worry about passing along diseases and they don't provide quality veterinary care. The life of an innocent animal depends on you.

13. Support BreedeValley SPCA

The BreedeValley SPCA is facing a major crisis. The National SPCA wants them to close their doors on the 10th of May 2013 already. Gerda Du Toit has launched a petition to stop this from happening.

The second request is to help the SPCA lower their debt. If you could find it in your heart to spare some money to help them, their bank details are:

Breedevallei DBV;. FNB, Takkode 200407; Rek 54330149913

If you know of a company (or own a company) who can perhaps sponsor a bit more, I'm sure the SPCA would be eternally greatful as will all the animals they help.

Once the Breedevallei SPCA closes its doors and there is no one to take care of all those animals and we finally realise what all they did, I don't want to be one of those people who says: "I wish someone had done something" when I can be one of those people now.

14. Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders

Join with the American Kennel Club to express your concerns about the harsh and unintended consequences that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed regulations (RIN 0579-AD57) to redefine “retail pet store” would have on responsible small and hobby breeders.

Under the proposed regulations, breeders - who maintain more than four “breeding females” and who sell even one puppy sight unseen, by any means (including online, by mail or by telephone), would now be regulated as commercial breeders by the USDA. The effect of these proposed regulations would be to take away the public’s opportunity to obtain puppies from some of our nation’s top breeders who in many cases, have dedicated their lives to breeding for health, breed type and temperament.

Under current law, the federal Animal Welfare Act exempts from federal oversight “retail pet stores,” which sell puppies directly to a final customer for use as pets. This exemption means that most non-commercial small or hobby breeders do not have to be licensed and regulated by the USDA. The proposed rule rescinds the exempt “retail pet store” status of anyone selling pets at retail to buyers who do not physically enter the breeder’s facilities in order to personally observe the animals available for sale.

The rule also requires anyone who owns more than four “breeding females” and sells puppies, cats or other small/exotic pets “sight unseen,” by any means, to be licensed, regulated and inspected as a USDA commercial breeder.

The AKC shares the USDA’s concern about substandard Internet puppy sellers that operate outside the current regulations. However, the unintended consequences of this proposed rule create unreasonable hardships on small hobby breeders. This rule could threaten the future of a vast number of small responsible dog breeders and the very existence of some rare breeds in the United States.

The rule creates an unfair burden on small breeders who may depend on the ability to place dogs very selectively in known situations without physically meeting with the purchaser at the specific time of sale. Likewise, many hobbyists are comfortable purchasing an animal sight-unseen based on known pedigrees, bloodlines, previous relationships or personal knowledge of each other’s facilities and programs. Such scenarios are particularly common and necessary for breeders and fanciers of rare breeds. The proposed rule does not make allowances if the purchaser is willing to sign a waiver of an in-person sale requirement.

It is unreasonable to expect small breeders, who may keep a handful of intact females in their homes, to be able to meet exacting USDA commercial kennel engineering standards that were never intended for home environments. Other pre-existing restrictions such as local ordinances, insurance or licensing may also prevent hobbyists from adapting their facilities.

15. Ban Puppy Mills

What is a Puppy Mill?

A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.

Puppy mill puppies are typically sold to pet shops—usually through a broker, or middleman—and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified.

How Are Animals Treated in Puppy Mills?

Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste clean-up, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs—and it is not unusual for cages to be stacked up in columns. Breeder dogs at mills might spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements—or crammed inside filthy structures where they never get the chance to feel the sun or a gust of fresh air on their faces.

What Are Common Problems of Puppy Mill Dogs?
Epilepsy
Heart disease
Kidney disease
Musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.) Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism)
Blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease)
Deafness
Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.) Respiratory disorders

On top of that, puppies often arrive in pet stores—and their new homes—with diseases or infirmities. These can include:
Giardia
Parvo Virus
Distemper
Upper respiratory infections
Kennel cough
Pneumonia
Mange
Fleas
Ticks
Intestinal parasites
Heart Worms
Chronic diarrhoea

16. Say No To Animals in Pet Shops

Our campaign is to stop the over breeding of thousands of animals by puppy farms and backyard breeders and put them out of business.
We know that there are many wonderful pet shop owners out there that don't sell animals, and others that put animals from rescue centres in their windows to find homes for them.

These are NOT the ones perpetuating the problem. We encourage you to support ONLY these pet shops by buying all your pet accessories from them and telling all your friends and family to do the same.

17. Protect our Civil Liberties Say NO to pet limit law in Gates NY

We were visited on Sept 1st by the dog warden informing us that we had 1 too many dogs than the town allows. We were then told that 1 dog had to go. We have had our newest dog since December of 09 and she is very much a part of the family. To let her go would be like letting go one of my kids, and totally out of the question.

18. Heart of Denver Dogs - Off Leash HOURS in Denver Parks

Heart of Denver Dogs is a community group for dog owners who believe in the health, welfare, and socialization of our pets. Due to geographic limitation such as condo living and zero yards, pet owners need to get the City of Denver and our representatives on board to allow us the freedom to exercise, solcialize, and play freely but responsibly in our local parks.

PLEASE JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

We are asking for off leash hours in all Metro Parks in a safe and community oriented way.

19. Use Blankets at Austin Petland!

I recently went into the Petland located in Austin to see how the animals are being treated. I saw numerous dogs and puppies in cages with NO BLANKETS, shivering and curled up on the wire flooring. I also saw the same thing months earlier! Their is no reason why these dogs should not have blankets!

Please sign my petition in hopes of changing their policies! Most animal shelters give their animals blankets, Petland should be no exception! If we can't get it out of Austin, maybe we can at least let the animals keep warm!

20. Ban Mass Importation of Puppies into Canada

Presently there is very little Canadian law regulating the MASS IMPORTATION of thousands of PUPPIES into Canada. The Trucks carrying hundreds at a time are arriving daily.

All that is required for documentation is any veterinarian certificate from the source country stating that the dogs have been vaccinated for rabies (if they are over one year old) and that they have been pre-approved for importation by application from their source - There is needs to be a greater GOVERNING AUTHORITY from CANADA verifying this information provided is "true".

PJ PETS, in Ontario and PET HABITAT in BC, along with many other pet stores across the country are purchasing puppies in wholesale quantities at wholesale prices through a major US brokerage firm called the HUNTE CORPORATION based in MISSOURI USA. This information is clearly stated on the puppy certificates.

The HUNTE CORPORATION "processes" and delivers hundreds of thousands of puppies annually.

The HUNTE CORPORATION has been proven to source IT'S puppies from known Puppy mills across the USA.
They are under investigation for many HUMANE VIOLATIONS in the US, but Canada has no jurisdiction over US policies, and Vise versa.

PET HABITAT sources 100% of it's puppies through the HUNTE CORPORATION.

Sick puppies are flooding into the country. Showing up with contractible diseases such as PARVO VIRUS and genetically transferable medical conditions. Many are Euthanized directly upon arrival.
*We are unable to provide the source of this information as to protect professional privacy* -Local Professional Veterinarians are often brought into the stores to provide this service.

This massive import is pushing the supply and therefore the demand for puppies. Canadians are un-wittingly fueling a system of abuse that only government intervention can reduce.

PET HABITAT in BC alone is boasting on their website an outrageous profit in sales...And are recruiting publicly for more franchises.

From their website: "Revenue for individual locations of a Pet franchise could go up to over a few billion dollars a year. Profits have jumped from $17 billion in sales in 1994 to a skyrocketing $38.5 billion in 2006 "

1) Is there a true NEED for this mass importation of American puppies? Is there a shortage of puppies born into canada or a lack of dogs needing homes in Canada?

2) Should there be a cap on the prices of these dogs?
The same puppy is purchased from it's home source for very little, sold to Pet stores like PET HABITAT for hundreds and then Sold again to the naive Canadian public for THOUSANDS. Is that ethical?

3) These puppies are also "breedable". What are the exponential risks and costs involved to Canadians with that issue alone over time?

*** Sign bellow to demand the complete stop of the mass importation of puppies into Canada by the Canadian government effective IMMEDIATELY.

21. Vale of Ah Dog Park Lights

Vale of Ah Dog park is used extensively by residents that fall within the Bankstown City Council's region. The park provides a place for residents to exercise their dogs in a safe and responsible manner.

Due to the cessation of daylight savings and the absence of lighting at the park, residents' usage of the park is extremely limited.

22. No Distinction Between Dog Breeds

Unfair judgment should not be passed on anyone or anything. The fact that someone owns an American Pit Bull Terrier does not automatically mean they are a reckless, inattentive, or careless person nor does the fact that a dog is a Miniature Pinscher mean that is a destructive, hyper, or aggressive animal.

The different breeds are not the problem, issue, or dilemma. The thoughtless, negligent, and uncommitted owners are. Please stop these unjust acts and help protect the animals we love so much. Prosecute the negligent, oblivious, or caustic people that train and teach them to be violent and hostile.

23. Improving Conditions in Puppy Mills

In puppy mills dogs are crammed into small cages where they cannot stand up and do not receive the needed exercise. The dogs sleep in there own urine and contract illnesses from the hazardous cages. The cages are stacked on top of each other. The dogs do not receive proper veterinary care and their injuries cause deformities and sometimes death. There immune systems and bones are weak and this makes it easier for them to get sick. They are neglected and the only time the miller visits is to take away puppies, kill dogs that cannot produce anymore, or throw away dead animals. Female dogs produce litter after littler until they are not able to anymore. They care for their young until the miller comes and takes the puppies away. These are horrible conditions that are completely inhumane.

24. Stop the Cruelty of Animal Mills

Have you ever wondered where the dogs you see in your local Pet Store come from? Most of them are from Animal Mills.

Dogs that live in Animal Mills are often kept in cages not able to walk, not well nourished, and female puppies are kept to spend the rest of their lives breeding more puppies.

Organizations such as, the Humane Society and other Rescue Shelters are working to stop Puppy Mills and save these poor animals.

25. Close Huntingdon Life Sciences

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is Europe’s largest contract animal testing laboratory.

They have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds and monkeys. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, useless experiments. 500 of them die each day.

HLS will test anything for anybody. They carry out experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colourings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.

HLS have been infiltrated and exposed a number of times in recent years. Each time horrific evidence of animal abuse and staff incompetence has been uncovered, including workers punching beagle puppies in the face.

Take action to have this disgrace of a company closed down. For more information please visit www.huntingdonlifesciences.com and www.shac.net. These sites can explain it much better.

26. Pittbulls are what you make them

We often get asked about preventing and/or fixing aggression in Pitbulls so in an effort to help people deal with this issue we will write about a few basic tips that can help. It’s important you try to prevent aggression because it’s much easier to prevent than it is to fix.

First we need to make it clear that animal aggression and human aggression are two completely different things and are in no way linked. Just because a dog is aggressive toward other dogs or animals does not mean he will be aggressive toward people. In fact, with Pitbulls this is very obvious. Pitbulls are naturally aggressive toward other dogs and animals. It has been bred into them over many generations. But, they have also been bred to be friendly to people. This leads us to “soundness”, a sound Pitbull will never show aggression toward a person. A Pitbull that does, has been bred incorrectly, lacks confidence, and probably isn’t even a pure bred Pitbull and may not be a Pitbull at all. If a Pitbull does ever show aggression toward a person, it should be neutered or spayed immediately and never allowed to breed.

The reason for this is to prevent that trait from being passed down to further generations of Pitbulls. If irresponsible breeders continue to breed these bad traits, Pitbulls will soon be outlawed all over the world and possibly made extinct. When it comes to preventing and fixing aggression, there are three important factors that can be abbreviated as SST or Soundness, Socialization, and Training.

We already covered soundness so we will skip that and start with socialization. The best time to begin socializing your Pitbull is when it’s a puppy. This means you should allow your Pitbull puppy to interact with as many people and other dogs/animals as possible. Take it to a park or on walks through crowded areas.

The more people and animals it interacts with the less likely it will be to show aggression in the future. If you have an older Pitbull it can be more difficult to socialize because it may already be showing some aggression. In this case you must be more careful. One possibility is to get a good muzzle and put it on your Pitbull and then allow it to play with other dogs.

It may show aggression but with the muzzle on, it can’t do much damage. However if it does show aggression it should be immediately corrected. Training is another important aspect of preventing and stopping aggression because a well trained Pitbull will be easier to control. Training is a very large topic so we can’t cover it here in this article, but books contain a ton of information about training that can help you with this.

If you’ve trained your Pitbull correctly and it shows aggression, you can correct it and let your Pitbull know that you won’t accept that behavior. If you correct and punish your Pitbull every time it shows aggression you should be able to solve the problem.

By punish we don’t mean hitting or spanking because physical corrections don’t work very well on Pitbulls and for some Pitbulls, physical corrections don’t work at all. If you have a Pitbull and want to get another, you should get one of the opposite sex because Pitbulls are more aggressive toward the same sex. We recommend that if you have a Pitbull, you make sure that it’s your only pet.

It’s not wise to bring a Pitbull into a house that already has other dogs or cats. If you do already have another dog, whether it’s a Pitbull or another breed, you should make sure your Pitbulls is of the opposite sex of the dog you already have. Follow these guidelines and you will have no problem preventing aggression.

If your dog is already showing aggression this information should make it easier to fix but it’s much harder to fix than it is to prevent.

27. Stop rottweilers being added to dangerous dog list now

Rottweilers are possibly going to be added to the dangerous dog list, due to recent 'circumstances' following situations between rottweilers and humans.

Currently being advertised in national newspapers, we believe that this is due to bad training and other causes not due to the breed as such, and therefore I think this is cruel for the thousands of well behaved over soppy rottweilers that already exist and the many more yet to exist.

I feel the dogs as a breed are being victamised, when i was 5 not doing anything wrong I got viciously attacked by a westie/scottie not sure which it was white thats all I remember and it scarred my face for life!

I'm simply trying to say that any dog can bite/attack, but think all dogs should have to go to training from say 12 weeks for a minimum of 6 weeks, and ideally all owners should have to apply for some sort of ownership, by doing several checks (home checks-vet checks, checks after puppy training etc etc etc.) i then think this ownership should cost say £200 which could go to rescues and such like and yearly say £25-cheap enough people wont just dump them etc, plus there should be fines if you fail any criteria etc.

If they could put a rottweiler on soon gsd's dobermans etc would follow-and why? because of a handful of cases being sold to the papers all in 1 go making the breed look bad!

Please visit http://www.animalloversunite.co.uk to discuss the whole deed not breed issue we are all being faced with in the UK

28. Bad stuff at Iams and Eukanuba

Iams/Eukanuba does research on animals for their products which may not sound bad, but they first spay female cats, and make them eat so much food and make them unhealthily fat. They then starve the cats to do research about weight loss.

They also do stuff to puppies. They inject toxins into the puppies bodies so their kidneys don't function as well. They then kill the puppies.
Take a stand against this inhumane treatment!!!

29. Ban the Selling of Pet Shop Puppies

We are most concerned at the increase of puppies and dogs being sold throughout Petshops in New Zealand. The numbers are increasing dramatically and some Breeders in NZ appear to be breeding for the Pet Shop Market and puppies being sold for huge amounts of money.

Not enough information is being given out re the Breeds of dogs, the sizes they grow to, the care they need, a suitable environment or contact with people in the same Breeds.


Many of these dogs once grown are being dumped into Rescue organisations or left to wander the streets until impounded. There are many horror stories and we are becoming aware of more.

We are also concerned about health issues with the puppies, after hearing of many cases with puppies being sold with fatal viruses or congenital diseases, usually unbeknown to the purchaser.

A Pet shop is not a suitable environment to sell a puppy from. There is not enough people contact, no training can be given and one of our worst concerns is what happens to the puppies who are not sold after 3 months of age?

We feel there are enough unwanted puppies and dogs in New Zealand, without Pet Shops adding to the problem by encouraging backyard breeders and puppy farmers to mate their bitch with the dog down the road, to produce some puppies to sell to the local petshop. These puppies are then sold on with no background checks on the new owners, no property inspections and no investigation into the suitability of the new owner for the breed.

We find it hard to understand why any dog breeder would place their puppies into Petshops to onsell and the only reason has to be monetary....

MAF has guidelines on the Selling of Companion Animals but we are aware that these are not being adhered to in alot of cases and are very hard for MAF and the SPCA to police.

This petition gives you a chance to express your feelings on the subject of puppies/dogs being sold through Petshops.

30. Ban Fear Factor

Please help stop the Anmial Abuse on the TV show FEAR FACTOR aired March 11th. The show that aired was showing many snake species being slammed into the box on this show where severly injured. Prior to a station break you even showed a close up of snake that had been injured - it's jaw was clearly traumatized by a severe blow. There is no doubt that many of the snakes were injured during this particular stunt.

There is no logical reason to treat snakes with any less respect than we would rabbits, cats or puppies. I can scarcely imagine a TV show that would have contestants slamming puppies into a box, so why is it OK to do so to snakes? By marketing this animal abuse your sending a message to many kids in this country that cruelty to animals is valid entertainment.

Please stop this animal abuse!