BUT THAT'S OK, the breeder tells us. His "breeding facility" was licensed by the USDA.
IS THAT OK WITH YOU?
IT'S NOT OK WITH US!
"Why does San Diego need any new legislation? We already have humane laws, and the USDA regulates breeding facilities."While it is true that the USDA does regulate some pet breeding facilities through the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, USDA officials are also frustrated in enforcement because:
The Animal Welfare Act again provides only the barest of minimum of protection for the animals. There are only around 100 USDA inspectors to cover thousands of licensed facilities throughout the nation.
Existing laws, as they stand, just are NOT doing the job. We need to stop the sale of puppies in pet stores in order to protect the breeding dogs and the puppies as well as consumers.
JOIN US! SUNDAY FEB. 19 and SUNDAY FEB.26
Noon - 2 PM
at Puppy Star's
6167 Balboa Ave.
THESE DATES ARE SPECIAL!
WE ARE CALLING ALL RESCUE DOGS TO
JOIN US AND LINE BALBOA AVE.
IF YOU HAVE A DOG AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
BRING IT TOO!
SIGNS SHOULD SAY ADOPT ME OR RESCUED
We will have protesters directly in front of the store with photos of shelter dogs who could not be saved because they were not adopted.