Message from RPOA-The “Animal Rights” Vigilantes are on the march in Texas!

TX-RPOA E-News
>From RPOA Texas Outreach and
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
Crossposting is encouraged.
September 30, 2012

The “Animal Rights” Vigilantes are on the march in Texas! Pre-inspections and licensing of dog and cat breeders have begun in earnest – especially since license fees and fines MUST pay the way per state statute. To date, only 135 license applications have been received with 74 approved, none denied, including 10 USDA licensed. Below are the fanatics’ marching orders which appeared on Craig’s List last week. See our flyer on www.rpoatexasoutreach.org — What to do when the Pet Police knock on your door! Search Warrant, please?

More later, stay tuned and get others subscribed to provide a “reasonable” voice regarding Texas animal welfare issues.

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Remember this information (below) is from the “animal rights” extremists on Craig’s List – not RPOA!. All breeders are “mills” to them.

HOW YOU CAN HELP LOCATE AND REPORT PUPPY AND KITTEN MILLS
If you are concerned about puppy and kitten mills in Texas, YOU CAN HELP!
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) wants Texas citizens to report
any unlicensed individual or organization believed to be required to have a breeder license
under the new Dog and Cat Breeder Act. To file a complaint call TDLR at (800) 803-9202 or link
to the TDLR Complaint Form: http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/misc/007all.pdf. After filing a
complaint, continue to follow up with TDLR to determine the outcome.
The guidelines are simple. Any breeder located in Texas who possesses eleven
or more intact (unspayed) female dogs or cats over six months of age and sells (or offers
for sale) 20 or more dogs or cats per year, is required to be licensed under the Act.
The best way to find breeders who are most likely to be required to be
registered under the Act is to search all advertising media such as:
. Classified ads in local newspapers.
. Online ad sites such as Craigslist, eBay, etc.
. Breeder websites.
. Dog and Cat Fancy magazines.
. Breed specific club websites.
The following types of ads are indicative of high volume breeders who should
be licensed:
. Advertise multiple litters.
. Offer several breeds.
. Advertise in multiple locations on the internet and in local newspapers.
. Advertise continuously and offer puppies or kittens for sale on a regular basis.
. Advertise under different names.
. Have litters housed in multiple locations.
. Offer puppies or kittens for sale at flea markets, parking lots and by the roadside.
If you talk with a breeder obtain all contact information possible, including land line phone number, cell phone, physical address, email and website address.
If you visit a breeder, ask to see where the parent animals live. Many breeders will not allow you to view where the animals live. They may offer to bring the puppy or kitten “out for you to see” or may offer to “deliver” and will want to meet you off-site. This is a big hint that they may have a lot of animals living in conditions they do not want the public to view. Try to find
out where the animals are kept and personally view as much of the breeder’s location as possible. Take photos or video if at all possible without endangering yourself.
If you visit the breeder’s location, be aware of sights, sounds and smells that indicate a large animal population. Describe your observations in your report to TDLR in as much detail as
possible.
If you suspect animal cruelty, abuse or neglect, please report it immediately to your local animal control or law enforcement.
Please do not endanger your own safety. Ask for help. Take a friend.
For additional helpful information on Texas dog and cat breeders, click here
http://austin.bbb.org/article/Puppy-Love-Can-Quickly-Turn-to-Heartbreak-36903 to read the Better Business Bureau’s recent report on puppy mills.

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Please be aware…

Animal seizures and rescues are being conducted by a very sophisticated network of organized crime who have developed a very sophisticated scheme by which they are criminalizing longstanding animal and livestock owners; divesting them of ownership of entire herds of livestock and commercially valuable animals.All of it done at taxpayer expense.

**Disclaimer is connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and others.

Stay tuned and follow this blog; there will be more…There always is  Best  -B

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~ by topcatsroar on October 1, 2012.

3 Responses to “Message from RPOA-The “Animal Rights” Vigilantes are on the march in Texas!”

  1. Are similar regulations in effect for rescues? It would only seem fair.

    • I agree that it SHOULD be but I am at a loss in knowing whether it is or not…sorry, however, I will inquire and post here what I find out. -B

    • Apparently NOT!!! Who is considering fair about anything anyway?!? -HA!

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