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|Originally Posted: 18 March 2011|
Support Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act
[Ed. Note: Even given the factual information we have validating USDA's lack of oversight for animals in labs, All-Creatures supports this legislation because at least there will be SOME federal oversight of dog breeders which currently is nonexistent.]
Tell your Federal Senators and Representative to Support HR 835 PUPS Act would require any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs annually directly to the public—including over the Internet—to be licensed and inspected.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
On March 1, Representative Gerlach, along with Reps. Farr, Capps and Young, introduced the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act to bring all commercial dog breeders in the United States under federal oversight.
Currently, only breeders who sell their dogs to puppy brokers or pet stores are required to be licensed and inspected by the USDA. If passed, the PUPS Act would require any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs annually directly to the public—including over the Internet—to also be licensed and inspected.
The PUPS Act would also require all dog breeders licensed under the federal Animal Welfare Act to exercise every dog every day, including allowing the dogs to reach a running stride without the use of treadmills or similar devices. Commercial breeders often keep their dogs in tiny cages for their entire lives. Requiring exercise could dramatically improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of dogs suffering from endless confinement at the hands of the commercial breeding industry.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!