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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Should the state government of New Mexico force all dogs to be altered stopping all dogs from having pups?

A bill has been introduced that will force people in New Mexico to alter their dogs and not allow home breeding. The AKC has posted an alert asking that this bill be opposed. Please help protect the rights of residents in New Mexico to decide whether or not to alter their dog, and whether or not they would like to breed it. More info at link below just copy and paste it:

http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3136

Update:

If "ALL" dogs and cats are spayed or neutered there will be NO more dogs or cats! Is that really what you want?

Shouldn't people have the right to own a pet? Shouldn't people have the right to own the pet that they want and not just what is available at their local shelter?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Don't Lose Your Right to Own a Pet!

    Over 40,000,000 American households own at least one dog. When you

    add cats into the equation over 50% of all Americans own a loveable

    furry fuzz ball. Furthermore... when you add all categories of pets

    into the equation, pet ownership approaches 70 percent of all

    Americans. That's a very impressive statistic and these same folks

    sponsor a "multi billion" dollar pet industry that provides more than

    $14 billion in food and billions more in veterinary care, toys, and

    other related products. One could also assume this would create a

    significant block of voters -- and it does. The rub of course, is

    that not all of those pet owners belong to the same party or share

    the same ideologies. The purpose of this article is to persuade you

    to come together to actively support your right to own a pet!

    There are groups that are busily working to make the right to own any

    animal a memory. They are known as "Animal Rights Organizations".

    They are well financed and committed with thousands of like-minded

    activists promoting legislation and ordinances that will eventually

    lead to "no pet" households.

    These organizations sound like kind and caring groups who only want

    what's best for "mans best friends". Humane Society of the United

    States (HSUS) is the largest. The word "Humane" by its very nature

    sounds great. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is

    another Animal Rights Organization (ARO). Who wouldn't want their

    animals treated "ethically"? However, these two organizations do not

    support the "Animal Welfare" that their names would indicate, but

    instead are committed to the concept of "Animal Rights". There is a

    huge difference between the two! Both subscribe to the "Animal Rights

    Agenda" (ARA) listed below...

    Abolish all animal research;

    Abolish all product testing, dissection, or demonstrations on

    animals;

    Encourage 'vegetarianism' for ethical, ecological, and healing

    reasons;

    Phase out all forms of 'animal agriculture'... i.e. the growing of

    animals for food;

    Abolish all pesticides and any form of predator control;

    Transfer the enforcement of animal welfare legislation from the

    Department of Agriculture to a new agency created for the protection

    of animals and the environment;

    Abolish all trapping and fur ranching;

    Abolish all 'hunting and fishing' for sport;

    Save the rain forests and ban all international trade in wildlife or

    goods produced from exotic animals;

    Abolish all breeding of companion animals... including pedigreed or

    purebred dogs and cats!!!!;

    Abolish the use or association of animals in sports, entertainment,

    zoo's, rodeos, coursing, or aquariums;

    Prohibit the production of genetically manipulated transgenic animals

    If you pay attention to Plank 10 of the ARA you will understand why

    it's important for anyone's dog, cat, ferret, goldfish, or parrot to

    vote. Now is the time for pet owners to cross party lines and come

    together in one unyielding group that will spoil the plans of the

    ARO's. It's "Good bye Fluffy" if we do not.

    "It can never happen" you say! Au contraire ... and here's why. In

    the last 20 years the Animals Rights folks have incrementally chipped

    away at your right to own... let alone breed... a dog or a cat. They

    have influenced legislators from every State in the Union to

    introduce legislation that would curtail your rights to breed or own

    a pet. I have testified before such legislative committees and in one

    heated moment... a lobbyist for an ARO stood up and shouted... "Even

    one litter is too many!" and they mean it folks.

    Animal Rights Organizations have influenced communities, cities, and

    a couple of States to adopt the "Guardian Issue." That takes any pet

    out of the property category and while they make it sound so

    innocent... there will come a day when a Judge will allow a

    pet "Guardian" to act in the "best" interest of your animal, no

    matter what you want to do. Innocent it is not.

    Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is also a hot topic and Pit Bull or

    Pit Bull like dogs are currently banned in many cities in the US and

    Canada. Now California has SB 861 that will allow any city to

    establish dangerous dog ordinances on any breed. That's a BIG

    incremental CHIP at your right to own a dog or cat.

    Lately AROs are pursuing a new tactic -- Mandatory Spay & Neuter

    Laws... (MSN). MSN is a critical step towards their ultimate goal of

    completely eliminating pets. If all dogs and cats must be spayed or

    neutered they simply cannot reproduce... ergo success to Plank 10.

    Yes, current propositions allow for Service Dogs and Show Dogs to be

    exempt from MSN... but chip...chip...chip... they'll be back for them

    in a year or two.

    Your political preference makes no difference on this issue, but your

    position on animal ownership does! Do you want to be able to own a

    pet or not? If you don't... continue to elect or do nothing to

    impede, the ARO backed candidates that would do away with pet's...

    period. ARO's have web sites with just such candidates listed to be

    worthy of your money and support. Why don't we? The simple answer is

    we're not as organized as they but that must change and change

    quickly.

    That means you must support groups that are dedicated to spoiling the

    ARO's plans. Groups like the German Shepherd Dog Club of America's

    group Responsible Animal Legislation Educational Effort (RALEEF), the

    National Animal Interest Alliance or NAIA -- an excellent

    organization headed up by Patti Strand, and the American Kennel Club

    (AKC) are knee deep in fighting the ARO's. The newest and very

    effective group is the American Canine Foundation. The ACF was a

    party to the successful appeal and overturning of a BSL case in Ohio.

    (Tellings v Toledo Ohio) They have also filed suit against the CA SB

    861 bill. I'm hoping for results similar to Ohio. Contact any of

    these organizations at the following web sites:

    RALEEF@..., The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA),

    National Animal Interest Alliance, American Kennel Club,

    American Canine Foundation

    You are the key! We need all animal lovers to come together to defeat

    those who would... and are... taking away your right to own a dog,

    cat, or any pet. Horse owners unite! ARO success would also eliminate

    horses from the planet; too. We must put politics aside and form a

    coalition that will insure big sloppy kisses or a purring cat rubbing

    up against you forever. This isn't a liberal or conservative issue.

    Liberals and Conservatives love their pets in the same ways. Each of

    you must become an advocate for your continued relationship with your

    pets and influence your friends to do the same. We must form

    coalitions of owners, Parent Clubs, and all those who want to have

    their right to own a pet guaranteed in the future.

    NAIA has another site called the NAIA Trust. Find them at

    www.naiatrust.org. They have great information on how to make your

    votes count the most. It's time we take off the gloves and give back

    to the ARO's what they've given us over the past 20 years. We cannot

    remain complacent in this battle or we will surely lose. We must

    educate the uneducated and then use education to elevate standards in

    responsibility and care.

    The ARO's would have you all believe theirs are the only solutions to

    their perceived crisis. There is no crisis! Statistics show that 7 of

    10 owners of dogs and cats have them spayed or neutered. There are

    irresponsible pet owners though, and they are the ones we must reach.

    We can do that by teaching "Responsible Pet Ownership 101" at every

    educational level. By doing so, we could graduate class after class

    of responsible pet owners that will obey existing pet laws. We don't

    need more laws... we need more common sense. You cannot legislate

    responsibility... you must educate.

    Get involved -- make your voice heard! Go online and contribute --

    contact your local leaders- write letters to your Editors -- and

    encourage TV Reporters to explore the ARO's and their plans. We need

    to make ourselves heard above the din of ARO's demands.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Although I agree that all dogs (and cats!) should be desexed (which is what I assume you mean by altered) I do not agree with a law which forces you to do it.

    Better incentives would be a rebate on the vet bills or some other form of benefit which would encourage people to desex their dogs.

    I don't agree with breeding at all and strongly believe desexing is the best option to prevent it. It is also healthier for your pet because it protects them form a whole range of diseases (ovarian cancer, testicular cancer to name just 2)

    Driving past the pound every day and looking at the dogs there, knowing they wont be there for much longer and not because they've found good homes kinda makes me wonder about people who'd go to a breeder to buy a puppy instead of going to the pound to save one from certain death.

    However as strongly as I believe all dogs should be desexed, a law forcing this is stupid and probably wouldn't work anyway.

  • 1 decade ago

    I can understand why they want to have the dogs altered. So many pets, so many euthanized or running loose because no one wants to give them a home...

    I think that the states should simply charge a pet fee for all unaltered pets. A big one, every year.

    Or a pet tax break if your pet is altered. That would be nice.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Scary! That and breed specific legislation is a bad omen.

    I agree with you and all folks should fight his tooth and nail.

    The problem is that these kinds of laws discriminate against responsible owners and breeders. Loser, lowlife, scumbags who breed indiscriminately, etc., will always continue to do so- no legislation will stop that. Perfect example: thugs training dogs to fight (ILLEGAL).

    Source(s): CA dog owner
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