While you were sleeping…New York and Ohio passed Laws that Allow the theft of more animals…

Animal Rights Against Rescue?!? That’s what I’m hearing these days when a well-known and top quality animal rescuer who has devoted his life to saving animals is protested for taking in animals that were owner surrendered and needed help but if that wasn’t bad enough to stomach…

More states have created ‘Puppy Mill’ Bills to add to the number of states that are allowing animals to be stolen from their rightful owners-Face it…Breeding animals, for whatever the reason, is now under attack…Any animals…ALL animals are under attack not just domestic pets…sickening that politicians who were voted into office to protect US citizens are now at war with the people they are supposed to be serving…

‘Animal cruelty’ laws and ‘puppy mill’ laws are ALL unconstitutional and do nothing to stop any abuse of animals-civil action designed by Animal Rights Extremists/Terrorists to take valuable property

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Now you can go to the pet store and buy ‘unregulated retail rescue pets’-most animals stolen from their rightful owners…No thanks, would rather buy from a high quality breeder and know what I am getting, NOT some animal abused by some NFP!!!


January 10, 2014

New York and Ohio’s governors just signed into law bills cracking down on puppy mills. Though these measures will still allow breeders to continue churning out puppies for profit, the bills aim to greatly improve the lives of thousands of dogs, and are just the beginning of many politicians’ aspirations to better protect animals.

The New York bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a cat owner and animal lover.

New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets will go on enforcing current state laws regarding breeders’ care of their animals, and it will be up to local municipalities to adopt the harsher laws.

“Hopefully there are going to be a lot of good local bills that prevent puppy mills from either gaining a foothold or operating in these localities,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), a sponsor of the bill. “This is a good step in the giant undertaking of getting rid of puppy mills, which only produce suffering.”

Though he may have already intended to sign it, Governor Cuomo may have been largely influenced by the publicity surrounding the case of the Sprakers dogs, a number of Border Collies and Shih Tzus being kept outdoors as temperatures plummeted well below zero, with only plastic oil barrels as shelter. It was reported that two puppies had already frozen to death.

Many of the dogs were seized from owner Herbert Weich, and some will be returned if he provides adequate shelter for them within two weeks. The law is very lax considering that pets die from being left out in the elements, and carries a maximum fine of $100 for a first offense.

“The current penalty is the equivalent of an expired parking meter,” state Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (D – Duanesburg) said in a statement. “Knowingly leaving dogs to suffer in the cold should be treated as a crime, not as an expired parking ticket.”

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal at a rally urging Governor Cuomo to sign the bill.

“It’s just one step,” she said. “We’ll be continuing to work on this to make sure that what we’re changing makes sense to what’s out in the community, and what our local officials are dealing with.”

Ohio has long been criticized for being the second worst state for dog breeding. Dogs there face very little protection from unscrupulous mill owners, who do not care that their dogs spend their entire lives in misery. Now Ohio breeders must have background checks, proof of insurance, a surety bond and a set relationship with a veterinarian who will provide their animals’ care.

“The puppy mill industry wanted to keep the state law unchanged because it allowed maximum profit and minimum accountability,” said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. “But with this law, we’ll be able to keep a closer eye on these operations, stop inhumane practices, and undoubtedly save many lives. For New Yorkers and animal


Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B



~ by topcatsroar on January 15, 2014.

4 Responses to “While you were sleeping…New York and Ohio passed Laws that Allow the theft of more animals…”

  1. Reblogged this on jamforjelly.

  2. “The puppy mill industry wanted to keep the state law unchanged because it allowed maximum profit and minimum accountability,” said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. First question that comes to mind is, Where did he get this? Did a “puppy mill industry spokesman” actually say this? Who is considered spokesperson for the alleged “puppy mill industry”? -Or is this guy some sort of psychic and knows what people are thinking before they know themselves?? Seems to me this is a common tactic, to make claims as to what the other side thinks or wants. It’s called speculation and unsupported conclusions -which are impermissible in a court of law.

    • Apparently, the agencies that seized the Border Collies could not even care for them and are farming them out. TEN of them were sent to the NEBCR in NY, and 6 more were sent to Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue in Virginia.
      But, first, $350 was collected on each dog there. Now, the new “rescues” are also begging for more money.
      According to Virginia SB 260, the Foster Homes MUST BE REGISTERED with the state of Virginia where these six Sprakers dogs are now living. BUT, there is no mention of them on their rescue site. This is a violation of SB 260, and everyone should report this violation to the state of Virginia, NOW!!!
      From Glen Highland Farm UNBELIEVEABLE!!
      We are totally committed to these Border Collies and are working in tandem with New England Border Collie Rescue (who have 10) and Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue (who have 6). Every penny sent to GHF for all the Sprakers dogs (including those at the other 2 rescues) is going to cover essential vet needs – even those being held for the upcoming court case who have had preliminary vetting, too.

      • Please provide where this can be reported in VA…Generally speaking, property seized can not leave the county so surprised that some of these dogs are now in VA…Seems to me would require approval from the judge ad therefore documented that the dogs were taken out of state and now possibly housed illegally is way beyond acceptable!!! We also need to know the name of the judge on the seizure warrant-Damn I would love to see those warrants!!!
        Just hoping their attorney is looking into all this!!! -B

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