from TX-RPOA~Purdue Center to write “voluntary” animal care standards-huh?!?

from TX-RPOA:
What a crock! Another case of “Follow the Money” with wasted time and
wasted money. We’re not sure what planet Purdue Center, PIJAC, World Pet
Association, and Pet Food Institute live on, but HSUS has already beat them
to it in many states with their misnamed “Puppy Mill” Laws. Only the HSUS
standards of care are not voluntary! Additional support is provided by
USDA’s Center for Animal Welfare to develop education programs for breeders.

RPOA has developed reasonable standards of animal care for our proposed bill
to “repeal and replace HB 1451” next Texas Legislative Session (convenes in
January), which could be a model for other states if passed. It didn’t take
rocket science or two years.
Go to the URL below for links and more information.
Purdue center to write standards for commercial care, breeding of dogs
Published on: Aug 13, 2014

The director of Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science will
lead a two-year research project to develop and test science-based,
nationwide animal care standards for the commercial breeding and raising of

The goal is to provide breeders with uniform standards for dog care and
well-being in all states, said Candace Croney, an associate professor of
comparative pathobiology and animal science whose research focuses on the
behavior and welfare of animals.

“Although many states have standards in place, they are highly variable from
state to state,” she said. “In addition, several factors that significantly
impact dog welfare, such as their housing, have not been well studied,
raising questions about the basis and adequacy of current standards. This
project will help fill the gaps in regard to better meeting dogs’ needs.”

The public is becoming increasingly concerned that existing state laws,
typically written as minimum standards, do not fully address important
elements of dog care and well-being, such as health, genetics,
reproductive soundness and behavioral wellness. The ethical issues involved,
including lifelong obligations to the animals, must also be addressed,
Croney said….

The project, funded by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, Pet Food
Institute and World Pet Association, will draw on the varied expertise of
many Purdue researchers and colleagues at other institutions. Additional
support is being provided by the Science Fellows program of the
U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
and the USDA-APHIS Center for Animal Welfare.

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

~ by topcatsroar on August 17, 2014.

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