The Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (IFCA) is up in arms about the Humane Society listing Iowa as one of its so-called Horrible Hundred list. WQAD reports eleven of the hundred large-scale animal breeding operations (aka puppy mills) are located there.
In 2010, IFCA successfully lobbied for passage of a bill in the American Heartland‘s legislature that regulates so-called puppy mills and, by gosh, they are determined to clamp down on them even harder so Iowa is off the Humane Society’s list. However, back in April the state of Maine considered legislation that sought to ban the practice of importing animals purchased from so-called puppy mills out of state. The legislation sought to prohibit pet stores from selling cats and dogs that were not raised in that shop. The bill was the first of its kind to be introduced in singling out large-scale animal breeding operations (aka puppy mills). Fortunately, Maine’s Governor vetoed the proposed law.
The truth is the Puppy mills cause is one of many ways animal rights groups seek to outlaw domestic animal ownership. Groups like IFCA and PETA allege the practice of selling animals bred in large-scale animal breeding facilities is cruel and inhumane. However, what the real goal of such efforts is to shut down breeders and their kennels condemned by animal rights groups regardless if they are in state or not and their size. According to Central Maine News, a small amount of the nearly 80 pet stores in Maine sold dogs and cats while total sales averaged about less than 500 annually.
Opponents of so-called puppy mills claim that animals bred and sold from these facilities (mainly located in the mid-West) are of poor health due to overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. Yet each of the facilities in question are regulated and inspected by the US Department of Agriculture and state agencies too. The USDA also has a certification process where breeders and kennels agree to abide by routine inspections and standards to ensure their facilities are safe and cruelty free. Furthermore, as one opponent of the Maine’s bill stressed instead of a blanket ban on substandard breeders and kennels, target individual ones that have cruel or bad conditions for the animals they breed. Not all large-scale breeding operations treat and house their animals poorly.
Demonizing so-called puppy mills is a sinister manner to run pet shops out of business and lessen the means of which humans are able to purchase or adopt domesticated animals. So-called animal rights groups seek to outlaw such practices because they hate the idea of having animals bred for domesticated purposes. They use broad generalizations and outright lies in order to further their cause of not only preventing the usage of animals for ownership by humans but also to destroy our economy. Puppy mills are a smoke screen to hide the evil purpose of animal rights organizations. Their goal with efforts to close or enact more rules on them is to run pet stores out of business. This, in turn, throws hundreds of thousands of employees that directly and indirectly work in the pet industry out of work.
The animal rights movement is nothing not only a means of achieving the end of sacrificing mankind to the needs of nature but also to achieve the goal of subjecting mankind to the savagery of the animal kingdom. It is the barbarism of that world that animal rights groups revere.