Posts tagged "dog breeders"

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?
I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy mills or other unscrupulous sources. Below are statements presenting first the... Read more »

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends
Here are the most popular dogs in America, at least according to American Kennel Club Registration numbers. Could this be a bit misleading? Sure, these days many people with pedigreed dogs don’t bother to register, but still this is some gauge. No surprise, for 21 years now the Labrador Retriever continues to be America’s most... Read more »

What Are We Doing to Our Cats? And Our Dogs

In a strongly worded piece called, “Brachycephalia: a bastardisation of what makes cats special,” the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) and European Society of Feline Medicine are calling on veterinarians to speak out about extreme conformation in cats. In a recent paper in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), Claudia Schlueter and colleagues have... Read more »
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Why Are Puppy Mills Allowed to Operate?

If puppy mills dogs are living in horrific conditions, conditions which are not anywhere nearly United States Department of Agriculture legal standards – how can these places operate? Federal investigators have uncovered grisly conditions at puppy mills where dogs were infested with ticks, living with gaping wounds and in pools of feces, according to a... Read more »
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