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Governor Signs Puppy Mill Regulation Bill Into Law

There are 105 comments on the Oklahoma Impact Team story from May 6, 2010, titled Governor Signs Puppy Mill Regulation Bill Into Law. In it, Oklahoma Impact Team reports that:

It's been an ongoing battle at the state capitol in Oklahoma for three years now and Thursday, animal advocates won.

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DoNoHarm

Tulsa, OK

#1 May 6, 2010
Not soon enough.

Since: Jul 08

Tulsa Ok

#2 May 6, 2010
Agreed
david

United States

#3 May 6, 2010
i disagree! we do not need goverment on our backs erery time we turn around! we need less goverment not more!

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Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#4 May 6, 2010
One small step for breaders one GIANT LEAP for dogs all over Oklahoma!!! I think all breaders should be licensed and regulated.

Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#5 May 6, 2010
david wrote:
i disagree! we do not need goverment on our backs erery time we turn around! we need less goverment not more!
This is not about government being on our backs. This is about someone stepping up for those poor puppy mill dogs. They are abused and raped their entire life. They never get to play or be loved like EVERY dog should be. This is about getting scumbag breaders out of the market so people that love the breed, know about the breed and respect the breed will create wonderful pets for people. Not just create massive amounts of whatever dog is most popular at the moment then dump them at the pound when they stop selling or kill them when they stop breeding. Pull your head out of your you-know-what and see the wonderfulness that this is all about. Finally government doing something right....oh and if you are going to gripe about our government please spell it right.
crazy man

Mannford, OK

#6 May 6, 2010
I went though with this while cat breeding and did not have a problem with it. If you are clean and doing what is right what do you have to worry about. It will help the good breeders by getting rid of the bad. The better your location is kept the better the pups the better the sales. So you pay for licenses and sales tax. The breeder does not pay the sale tax anyway the buyer does that, all you are doing is collecting and you can do all your sales taxes online.
svadsdv

Talala, OK

#7 May 6, 2010
I am a dog lover and I couldn't imagine being without my babies. Having said that I paid a lot for them and when I wanted one I went and got one. You go to the Love-a-pet and petsmart's and BAM your hit with 3-4-600.00 for a good dog. One of my Doxies came from a large breader (some would call it a puppy mill) and I paid a less buying direct. I did see one at Petsmart but this Animal Person that was helping the shelter that Pet-Smart had let come in and adopt dogs was a biTgh and was rude.

I do not like this bill. Oklahomans bring a lot of money from other states in off the sale of animals. Is it all texed? Doubt it but they buy stuff for themselves and the animals that is taxed. Sooner or later it's money brought here and spent here. This bill is wrong. Shame on Henry for signing this. There should be guidline sure and the people that run nasty places and don't take care of the dogs should be held to a higher system of laws.

1. Teach them what they did wrong
2. do it again and go to jail.
jOEY

Talala, OK

#8 May 6, 2010
Another freedom lost because to the Dem's
OMG

Tulsa, OK

#9 May 6, 2010
I work with someone who is constanly breeding their dog. Every time the female comes in heat, they are breeding it so that it can put money (ching ching) in their back pocket. The dog has been so severly over breed that the last couple of litters, most of the puppies had deformatities. This is so ignorant of their part. I applaud Govenor Henry for doing the right thing. Someone has to speak up for those that have no words. By the way, the co-worker got rid of the female and bought a new one that will produce puppies without deformatities. Makes one wonder how do they sleep at night?
Marine Wife

Keota, OK

#10 May 6, 2010
svadsdv wrote:
I am a dog lover and I couldn't imagine being without my babies. Having said that I paid a lot for them and when I wanted one I went and got one. You go to the Love-a-pet and petsmart's and BAM your hit with 3-4-600.00 for a good dog. One of my Doxies came from a large breader (some would call it a puppy mill) and I paid a less buying direct. I did see one at Petsmart but this Animal Person that was helping the shelter that Pet-Smart had let come in and adopt dogs was a biTgh and was rude.
I do not like this bill. Oklahomans bring a lot of money from other states in off the sale of animals. Is it all texed? Doubt it but they buy stuff for themselves and the animals that is taxed. Sooner or later it's money brought here and spent here. This bill is wrong. Shame on Henry for signing this. There should be guidline sure and the people that run nasty places and don't take care of the dogs should be held to a higher system of laws.
1. Teach them what they did wrong
2. do it again and go to jail.
Wow, you paid less by buying direct? Aren't you special! You are keeping these "puppy mills" in business. Buying from a pet store keeps these puppy mills in business as well. They sadly all come from mass breeding producers. Shame on Henry? No, shame on you for supporting these sick people!

“Gods Warrior”

Since: Jan 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 May 6, 2010
"But with the Governor's signature, breeders who own eleven or more females will be regulated by a state commission. Those breeders will pay a fee and be licensed."

How will that help?
A Nurse in Tulsa

Inola, OK

#12 May 6, 2010
Thank God! I know there are responsible dog breeders who are actually selling dogs who are not show quality. They keep and show the pick of the litter and sell the others to good homes. Many of these individuals require the potential owners vet phone number which allows them to follow the care of the puppy, which ensures quality homes. But these others.....jeez..how Oklahomans' can continue unregulated dog breeding when so many are in shelters and rescues is puzzling. If an individual needs extra money so badly they should probably look for a second job instead of relying on a defenseless animal.
zzcop

Broken Arrow, OK

#13 May 6, 2010
Finally! I'm really glad this was passed into law!
A Nurse in Tulsa

Inola, OK

#14 May 6, 2010
Do you honestly think that he's going to allow someone to keep eleven or more females? Seriously...
AmericanBoer wrote:
"But with the Governor's signature, breeders who own eleven or more females will be regulated by a state commission. Those breeders will pay a fee and be licensed."
How will that help?
zzcop

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 May 6, 2010
AmericanBoer wrote:
"But with the Governor's signature, breeders who own eleven or more females will be regulated by a state commission. Those breeders will pay a fee and be licensed."
How will that help?
They are then subject to inspection by state authorities and will be shut down if they fail to comply with directives.
zzcop

Broken Arrow, OK

#16 May 6, 2010
Beanerchick wrote:
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This is not about government being on our backs. This is about someone stepping up for those poor puppy mill dogs. They are abused and raped their entire life. They never get to play or be loved like EVERY dog should be. This is about getting scumbag breaders out of the market so people that love the breed, know about the breed and respect the breed will create wonderful pets for people. Not just create massive amounts of whatever dog is most popular at the moment then dump them at the pound when they stop selling or kill them when they stop breeding. Pull your head out of your you-know-what and see the wonderfulness that this is all about. Finally government doing something right....oh and if you are going to gripe about our government please spell it right.
Right on!
Barb Dwyer

Tulsa, OK

#17 May 6, 2010
Who cares turn the highway lights back on and put the TPD helicopters back in the air!
Hal Jordan

Tulsa, OK

#18 May 6, 2010
Some of the responses here have been civil, but I'm going to say this one like it is.

Stupid rednecks who don't have the IQ to earn a normal living that have to bring more dogs into a state where over 15,000 over get put to sleep each year can suck it!!

You will be judge by God for your animal cruelty.

Good job, Governor Henry. And the State Legislature, who finally did something right.

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WOW

Owasso, OK

#20 May 6, 2010
Hal Jordan wrote:
Some of the responses here have been civil, but I'm going to say this one like it is.
Stupid rednecks who don't have the IQ to earn a normal living that have to bring more dogs into a state where over 15,000 over get put to sleep each year can suck it!!
You will be judge by God for your animal cruelty.
Good job, Governor Henry. And the State Legislature, who finally did something right.
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Agreed, and might I add pay taxes like we all do!

Since: Nov 09

Tulsa, OK

#21 May 6, 2010
david wrote:
i disagree! we do not need goverment on our backs erery time we turn around! we need less goverment not more!
Good God, man, are you so knee-jerk conservative that you just look at everything as government interference? Would you prefer that we have no rules, except of course the ones that ban abortion and allow prayer in school? It is too bad that we have to have regulatory oversight for something like this, but if you've seen any of the stories about these puppy mills, you would have seen how people behave without intrusive government intervention. Unfortunately, there's always going to be jackarses like these who place the value of a quick buck above any kind of moral consideration.

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