We also wish to clarify that we are not against commercial facilities for raising animals. We are against taking away the CHOICE for breeders to use any humane method of animal husbandry, including raising animals in a home environment.
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The proposed new USDA/APHIS rule and PUPS law would prevent most animals from being raised in a home and family setting. The Animal Welfare Act limits licensed breeders to only commercial/laboratory style settings.
Allow farmers, breeders, show competitors, hatcheries, working/service animal producers, shelters and rescues to choose any humane method that works for them, their animals and their goals. Please oppose PUPS legislation and the APHIS-2011-0003-0001 proposed rule, "Animal Welfare; Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions."
For more information, see http://waanimal.weebly.com/aphis.htmlor,
APHIS 2011-0003 applies to "Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, gophers, chinchilla, domestic ferrets, domestic farm animals, birds, and cold-blooded species." PUPS applies to dogs.
Both would greatly restrict the ability to raise pets in home and family farm settings.
For more information, see http://waanimal.weebly.com/aphis.html
With any of these images, you may also wish to include a link to our post, "Why not just apply for a USDA license?" http://waanimal.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-not-just-apply-for-usda-license.html
And/or, "New USDA rule would force small breeders to become licensed." http://waanimal.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-usda-rule-would-force-millions-of.html
Or, here is an excellent site which combines all the most important links in one place: STOP the proposed APHIS RULE in 3 Easy Steps! http://www.icontact-archive.com/sRszqmyZGmERhv5PQPZvnX-eSvbsTRM0?w=2
* Note: All photos are either royalty-free pictures from online libraries that are labeled free to use for this type of purpose, are purchased with a license that allows this type of use, or are used by permission of the owners.