From Last Chance for Animals:
Keep our Pets Safe
Put Class B Dealers Out of Business!
Support the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011
The Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 2256, introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), prohibits random-source Class B dealers from selling dogs and cats for use in research. An abuse-ridden system allows a small number of unscrupulous dealers to supply non-purpose-bred dogs and cats for use in research. So-called random source Class B dealers and their middleman cohorts, called "bunchers," acquire the dogs and cats they sell from a variety of sources. They routinely violate the Animal Welfare Act, obtain animals through fraud, deception, and outright theft (many are stolen companion animals), and falsify their records. They keep the animals in horrendous conditions.
The USDA spends countless taxpayer dollars each year unsuccessfully trying to regulate Class B dealers and have acknowledged that they can't guarantee that dogs and cats are not being illegally acquired for use in experiments.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
#1.) Please contact your representative and urge them to co-sponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2256) - info on sidebar. As of today there are 21 co-sponsors in the House of the PSPA.
#2.) Purchase "Dealing Dogs" and show it to your friends to spread the word about Class B dealers and the Pet Safety and Protection Act.
#3.) Donate to LCA to keep our investigations and campaigns going to put an end to Class B dealers.
"Dealing Dogs", the HBO documentary on LCA's undercover investigation into Class B dealer, C.C. Baird, has become an important tool in the lobbying efforts for the PSPA!
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