Help STOP backyard breeding

Help STOP backyard breeding

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LouisvilleSlugge r

Prospect, KY

#1 Nov 5, 2007
If you know of someone breeding dogs who lives in a neighborhood with a Home Owner's Association, see if they have a bylaw that prevents breeding for commercial purposes. If they don't, contact a board member and suggest they include the bylaw below. If they do, report the breeder. Irresponsible breeding is rampant in this country and thousands and thousands of animals are being killed because of it. I know, backyard breeders think they aren't contributing to the problem. They are only breeding to make a little money. But this mindset is everywhere and they are the reason for all the slaughter. Also, if you know of someone breeding for profit, send an anonymous letter to the IRS. Make sure they are paying taxes on those ill-gotten gains.
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No animals, including reptiles, insects, livestock (sheep, goats, swine, poultry, horses, cattle or other like animals) shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except dogs, cats or other household pets which are kept for domestic purposes only and are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose. This implies that only domestic pets traditionally recognized as household pets in this geographic area may be kept, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial or breeding purposes. No pen or kennel for commercial purposes shall be allowed on any lot.
Chuck Baker

Greensboro, NC

#2 Nov 5, 2007
YES!

I'd like to take a moment to tell you about Missy. Missy, a true story…

Missy came to us in Feb 2000 from Savannah GA. She was the product of a backyard breeder. When Missy was rescued, she was one of a group of five Min Pins. Missy was the sole survivor as the others were too sick to be saved.

Missy had been crated her whole life. The crate she was in was barely big enough for her to stand up in. She ate in this crate, peed in this crate, and yes... defecated in this crate. This was her existence except for when she was bred and raised her young to 8 weeks, whereupon they were taken from her.

Missy was never given medical attention while she was in the care of this person. Over time, her collar had grown into her neck, her leg muscles had atrophied. She became weak and could not walk on her own.

When she arrived at our home, her neck wound had healed and she was able to stand and walk somewhat. You could see every bone on her body. She had wasted away to the point of death.

It took us three days to coax her out of her crate. I cleaned it and put it back when she wasn't looking. This went on for a few days and I then substituted her crate for a larger one.

After about two weeks, she was walking fairly well and put on some weight. She started spending more time outside of her crate and eventually, she started sleeping with us in our bed.

We overcame the fears of going outdoors for she was agoraphobic. After all, she had only known the life of a crate. Grass was a sheer terror to her as she had never seen it, much less walk on it.

Missy continued to have terrible nightmares over the next few years. As time went on, the nightmares grew fewer and fewer. Ultimately, they got to the point where they disappeared completely.
Chuck Baker

Greensboro, NC

#3 Nov 5, 2007
Missy was suspicious of people. After all, she had not had much luck with them in her formulative years. Those who were frequent visitors ultimately gained her trust. After a while, the really lucky ones would find that she snuck up on the couch beside them and suddenly licked their hand. This became known as a Missy Kiss and those of our friends lucky enough to get one felt quite honored.

It took her a year to learn to run. When she finally broke into her first run, it was a joyous site to behold. She ran like a swimmer doing the breast stroke, her front legs going out and around to the front. But she was running. You could see the joy as she suddenly realized what freedom was. Her fear of grass passed at about this same time and immediately upon running outside, she would head for the lawn and start rolling around in the grass. Her fear of the outdoors had been conquered.

The years passed by and she was starting to learn how to play and what toys were for. However, her favorite thing was to curl up with my wife and me at our sides while we read or watched TV.

Missy was a stoic little dog. She never once yelped during visits to the vet. She didn't flinch even when receiving shots or having her blood drawn. She was always patient and quiet and allowed the vet to examine her.

No one knows her exact age when this last August, Missy started having seizures. They were sudden and we did not understand what was happening. A trip to our vet and we were told she was diabetic. We were told to monitor her and give her small amounts of corn syrup should she have seizures again. Later that night, while driving through Savannah, Missy suffered a series of severe seizures. We stopped at the local Emergency Animal hospital. Every time we would get her blood sugar leveled out, suddenly the levels would drop. The emergency vet stayed with us all night. By 10am the next morning, we found that Missy had developed a brain tumor. Although she had been in pain for several weeks prior to this, she had never given any sign. We had to make the fateful decision, do we let her go, or do we keep her going and in pain. Finally, Missy opened her eyes, and looked up at my wife. At that moment, Missy whined with pain. In all those preceding years, this was the first time she ever cried. We made the decision and the vet gave the shot. Missy gave my wife one last little lick, and then she was gone. She had gone full circle, from her birth in Savannah, to a life with us, to her death in Savannah.

Missy was the product of a backyard breeder who did not care about the health of their dogs. Still, she overcame her problems and lived for 7 years more. She showed us all what true forgiveness and love really are. She is sorely missed, not just by her family, but by all of the friends she made along the way.

Missy Baker August 19, 2007
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Chuck Baker

Greensboro, NC

#4 Nov 5, 2007
Hmm... didn't mean to print that twice...
LouisvilleSlugge r

Prospect, KY

#5 Nov 5, 2007
My dog is deaf and has some other defects. I love her like she's one of my children. But the fact remains that backyard breeders will even breed deaf and blind dogs. If it has a uterus, it'll get bred. It's so sad because if the general public actually saw the piles and piles of dead dog carcasses from unwanted dogs who had to be euthanized, perhaps they'd think twice.

Since: Apr 07

Caroline County

#6 Nov 5, 2007
LouisvilleSlugger wrote:
If you know of someone breeding dogs who lives in a neighborhood with a Home Owner's Association, see if they have a bylaw that prevents breeding for commercial purposes. If they don't, contact a board member and suggest they include the bylaw below. If they do, report the breeder. Irresponsible breeding is rampant in this country and thousands and thousands of animals are being killed because of it. I know, backyard breeders think they aren't contributing to the problem. They are only breeding to make a little money. But this mindset is everywhere and they are the reason for all the slaughter. Also, if you know of someone breeding for profit, send an anonymous letter to the IRS. Make sure they are paying taxes on those ill-gotten gains.
__________
No animals, including reptiles, insects, livestock (sheep, goats, swine, poultry, horses, cattle or other like animals) shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except dogs, cats or other household pets which are kept for domestic purposes only and are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose. This implies that only domestic pets traditionally recognized as household pets in this geographic area may be kept, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial or breeding purposes. No pen or kennel for commercial purposes shall be allowed on any lot.
Hey Look Its PETA.
LouisvilleSlugge r

Prospect, KY

#7 Nov 5, 2007
Hey look, it's Presariomydogwilleatyourbabydo ntthatmakemetough
Tobybones

Shirley, AR

#8 Nov 6, 2007
PresaDog wrote:
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Hey Look Its PETA.
You have one big problem, don't you. Just because people on here actually CARE about the life of a dog, does NOT mean they are with PETA. Both of my dogs were rescued as sick, starving, dying puppies from backyard breeders. I just picked up another one last sunday. She is one year old and the vet said she should weigh about 22 to 26 lbs. She weighs 11. From an AKC breeder, how about that! Keep your lame ass peta comments to yourself. Have you ever saved a dog from horrible conditions? Are YOU with peta? You don't seem to care too much about dogs.

Since: Apr 07

Caroline County

#9 Nov 6, 2007
Tobybones wrote:
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You have one big problem, don't you. Just because people on here actually CARE about the life of a dog, does NOT mean they are with PETA. Both of my dogs were rescued as sick, starving, dying puppies from backyard breeders. I just picked up another one last sunday. She is one year old and the vet said she should weigh about 22 to 26 lbs. She weighs 11. From an AKC breeder, how about that! Keep your lame ass peta comments to yourself. Have you ever saved a dog from horrible conditions? Are YOU with peta? You don't seem to care too much about dogs.
You are a raving loon. Inot Only have I done Rescue, but have volunteered in a shelter. What you nut jobs are talking about is turning in people because you think they are BYB, For Gods sake calling the IRS on them? GRow the hell up. And yes this is Exactly the Bull Shit that PETA pulls. You wont stop BYB, you wont stop puppymills. The reason dogs and cats are over populated is because Our Society is a throw away society, people get the pets, and dump them or release them to the wild to become feral. What YOu want is to enact laws to make breeding heavily regulated, then illegal then you will have laws enacted to make ownership of animals illegal then it will be livestock and so forth and so on.

What I find particularly unsavory in this thread is the willingness to adopt Gestapo type tactics to get what you want. Who are you to judge who is or is not a BYB vs a Hobby breeder? Do you then intend to use similar tactics on people who you just dont like? There are animal abuse and negligence laws on the books, and those laws cant be enforced as it is.
LouisvilleSlugge r

Prospect, KY

#10 Nov 6, 2007
Ahh, Presa IS a wannabe PETA, the kind that gripes a lot but does nothing. A couch protester.
Chuck Baker

Greensboro, NC

#11 Nov 7, 2007
PresaDog wrote:
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There are animal abuse and negligence laws on the books, and those laws cant be enforced as it is.
Speaking from the stand point of working in law enforcement, yes they can. And we do enforce them. Just as soon as someone stands up to point out the abuse.

Kentucky, Nebraska, West Virginia and Wyoming became the thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth, fortieth, and forty-first states to have felony anti-cruelty legislation on the books. Similar legislation failed in Arkansas, Hawaii, and Kansas. http://72.14.205.104/search?q= cache:HxU8739nPoMJ:www.animall aw.info/journals/jo_pdf/vol10_ p363.pdf+%22kentucky+revised+s tatute%22%2B+%22animal+cruelty %22&hl=en&ct=clnk& cd=2&gl=us

Now, each state IS different, however, in Kentucky, the laws come under Chapter 525 Section 125 "Cruelty to animals in the first degree", Section 130 "Cruelty to animals in the second degree", and Section 135 "Torture of dog or cat". http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/525-00/CHAPTER.HTM

So, yes, these laws can and will be enforced whenever and wherever possible. After that, it is up to the court to decide guilty or not.

Call me whatever you want and if you want to call me a PETA person, go ahead. Makes no difference to me. Cruelty to animals is a crime in most states and will in most cases not go unpunished.
bulllover

Hendersonville, NC

#12 Nov 28, 2007
i hate backyard breeders! they need to get a real job! and quit trying to make a quick buck off these innocent pups! millions of animals die in shelters each year, lets work on getting those rehomed!

“Pit Bulls are good dogs too”

Since: Jul 07

Moncton, New Brunswick

#13 Dec 2, 2007
PresaDog wrote:
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What I find particularly unsavory in this thread is the willingness to adopt Gestapo type tactics to get what you want. Who are you to judge who is or is not a BYB vs a Hobby breeder? Do you then intend to use similar tactics on people who you just dont like? There are animal abuse and negligence laws on the books, and those laws cant be enforced as it is.
Back yard breeders and hobby breeders are synonomous, they are essentially the same thing. People who want to make a buck off of sub-standard dogs while millions die in shelters every year. ANYONE breeding dogs that aren't titled, completely health tested, and great examples of a particular breed is a back yard breeder.

If people just sit back and let things happen, then sure laws won't be enforced... it's only when people stand up and do something that change is affected.

For the record, I hate PETA and do not support them in ANYWAY... they are a disgusting organization that aims to eradicate my favorite breed of dogs.

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