Steve Troxler, commissioner of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, prefers a “voluntary” program in which breeders could choose to seek some sort of certification to indicate they’re responsible rather than have to undergo inspections each year, said spokesman Brian Long. Otherwise, Long said, the department would need additional revenue to cover the cost of the extra inspections. Read more
Please register TODAY for the March 23rdUNC Student Animal Legal Defense FundAnimal Law Symposium 2013! It was a SOLD OUT event last year, so don’t wait. Lots of exciting topics and guests this year, including North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare!
A newly released poll conducted by Lake Research Partners showed that 87 percent of North Carolina voters favor a law that would set standards of care for the state’s commercial dog-breeding facilities. In fact, 77 percent of all registered voters in North Carolina would strongly favor such a law. Read more
KENLY – A vacant building next to the ABC store on U.S. 301 became a temporary hospital Wednesday for 56 dogs. Veterinarians examined them one by one, finding ear infections, extensive tooth decay and malnutrition. Read more
When you’re looking for a specialty item and it’s no where in the store or you don’t want top pay store prices, you go on-line.A lot of people are buying their pets on-line. And unfortunately a loophole in federal law is allowing selling sick pets to be sold without much protection for pup or owner. Watch Video
Join us this February 23rd for a protest at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, NC. We will be carrying signs and we have flyers to hand out. There is a pet store in the Mall but we cannot protest that particular store OR the Mall itself. The agenda is to create awareness as to where pet stores get their dogs. We are hoping for a big turnout!! These Puppy Mills must be stopped.
Please dress warmly!! Also, the permit states that we must stay on the sidewalk. We cannot block any entrances and cannot go into the Mall itself or parking lot as this is private property. Thank you in advance for your support and tell all your friends as well!!
Where: Hanes Mall 3320 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC – SOUTH entrance off of Hanes Mall Blvd. on the sidewalk
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013. 11:00am until 3:00pm
The assumption would be yes. These are professionals that have been educated and trained to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in animals. Of all people, they would know the impact of unscrupulous breeder operations that provide no veterinarian care for their animals.American Veterinary Medical Association has revised the oath taken by graduates of U.S. veterinary schools to stress the importance of animal welfare as well as animal health. Puppy mills do not protect the health or the welfare of dogs.Veterinarians are pillars in the animal welfare community and we need their endorsements of the Commercial Breeder bill to make state legislators understand that we need a law to protect dogs in large scale breeder options.
Presented by Susie’s Law, North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare and HSUS
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