Sunday, June 17, 2012

Images Opposing PUPS and the APHIS proposal

These images are free to repost on your own site, provided that you do not edit or change them (making the file size smaller without altering the image itself is fine). You must leave the text intact.

Check back; more images will be added to this post over the next few days.

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.

You can click on any of these photos to view and download a larger version. To post on Facebook, just go to our page at to find the image you like, and click "share."

Suggested text to publish alongside, for the ones that don't include as many details in the image itself:

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 
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 

With any of these images, you may also wish to include a link to our post, "Why not just apply for a USDA license?"

And/or, "New USDA rule would force small breeders to become licensed." 

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!

* 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.

1 comment:

  1. My puppies are not "Pet Store" products! They are raised with Human Companionship,Pride & Love. Their areas are not always non porous or steril but they are cleaned by their Mothers as well as their humans, they learn all sorts of things here including manners and they leave my home with a lifetime guarantee as to their health wether or not their new owners ever get to come sit in my yard or attend the Puppy Party I usually try to have while they are growing up all buyers know that their pup may be returned here for any reason... Petstores and puppy mills sell products... Reputable Breeders sell lifelong committments along with their puppy's!