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Forum Post: What do Libertarians think about puppy mills, dogs considered agricultural commodity, and backyard breeders?

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 8:10 p.m. EST by BlueRose (1437)
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I bet Libertarians think they can cage a dog it's entire life, right, because the dog is their PROPERTY?

I personally find people who make money off their dogs' wombs sickening. Don't fall for the Craigslist ads, pet stores, or your neighbor's dog breeding operation. Don't breed or buy while shelter pets die.

Dog Auctions Exposed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEt1rkq0Gw4 (PS, I think the FBI now considers undercover private animal abuse investigators terrorists.)

North Carolina Puppy Mill Raid 09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wav9SUmhdlg

"...the Office of the Inspector General released a report detailing the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) lax and ineffective enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) against licensed large-scale dog breeders and brokers known as puppy mills. As part of the investigation, auditors visited 81 facilities and reviewed records documenting 28,443 violations over a two-year period.

The report concludes that despite regular inspections, breeders were allowed to continue operating facilities where dogs lived in inhumane conditions—cages overflowing with pools of urine and feces, food laden with dead cockroaches, and dogs infested with ticks and unattended injuries including a mutilated leg and other atrocities—all without penalty. Furthermore, in cases of severe neglect and abuse, inspectors failed to confiscate the animals. At one Oklahoma mill, despite discovering five dead dogs and others who had resorted to cannibalism due to starvation, investigators took no action. This resulted in the deaths of 22 more dogs. The ASPCA is saddened by the findings, but we are not surprised. " http://www.aspca.org/Blog/usda-fails-to-protect-puppy.aspx

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