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:
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?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
Encourage 'vegetarianism' for ethical, ecological, and healing
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
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.
- Anonymous1 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.
- nokhada5Lv 41 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.
- Anonymous1 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