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You made some valid points. I would have to go in person to see your specific kennel to get a clearer picture. I understand also that you are coming from a different viewpoint. But hopefully you can understand the other viewpoint from the side of rescue. I have not heard of any rescues importing dogs to sell for adoption but I understand you have. I can understand rescues wanting to help buy any unwanted dogs or puppies at an auction so that they don't end up in the wrong hands or sent to a shelter. People do that with horses also so that they don't end up in the wrong hands. Adult dogs, compared to puppies, are harder to find homes for. Enforcement is of the utmost importance but also there still has to be some kind of standard for breeding facilities in run size, cage size, etc. and it will never please everyone and it is always true that the bad guys will always mess it up for people who are trying to do the right thing. Thank you for at least clarifying your particular situation.
I don't understand how if the buildings were okay and humane in the first place why would anyone go bankrupt to meet the proposition B standards? Why are there such large-scale breeding operations of dogs? There are purebred rescues in each state and all over the country that rescue purebreds from shelters and dog owners, etc. Like I said, there are millions of unwanted purebreds and mixed breed dogs that, first of all, are euthanized every year because they can't find a home, not to mention all the ones that are in foster homes and long-term facilities or no-kill shelters/sanctuaries? We all play a part in this problem, from breeding of dogs to the person that buys the dog. We all have a responsibility to help these dogs. It is not up to all the animal welfare organizations solely to solve the problem of unwanted dogs.
I don't understand why you think anyone wants the dog breeders to go out of business? That doesn't make sense. The point is to get the overbreeding of dogs, mixed and purebred under some kind of reasonable control. A lot of people can be against this compromise because of how it came about and not because they want to stop the breeding of dogs alltogether. These issues were discussed before people even voted on proposition B and yet they still voted for proposition B. There is no cap on the number of dogs in a breeding facility in this compromise. Does that make sense if you have millions of homeless dogs, mixed breed and purebred? It does not to me.
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