Word has come from the APHIS website at USDA that the comment period for adopting the new rules defining pet stores to include hobby/dog fancy breeders has been extended until August 15. This is to be displayed on their website as of Monday, July 16, 2012 which was the former cut-off date.
It is of extreme importance that everyone with anything to say about these new rules do post your comments. If there is to remain anything currently resembling the purebred dog fancy in the future, your comments are necessary.
If you do not comment, you may consider yourself a member of the fancy, but you may be alone in that thought. If you do consider yourself a member of the fancy, you joined willingly and should have enough belief in yourself and friends to defend the right to continue. Otherwise, you will be like that 1/3 of Americans who didn't care enough to become independent from England or that 1/3 of Americans who wanted to stay English, rather than the 1/3 of our population that successfully carried out the war for independence and created the most free nation in the history of mankind.
That nation has now deteriorated to the point that the government wishes to make the technical and personally rewarding of improving breeds of purebred dogs a highly regulated activity. It wishes to impose fees and penalties through regulation that will eliminate centuries of human history as illustrated by the breeds of purebred dogs created by specific peoples the world over to aid man in survival and betterment of human kind.
Our fancy has been engaged in a ten-fold betterment of dogs situation in this nation for the past thirty years. At this point only 2% of dogs incarcerated in government pounds are euthanized. Any other endeavor by people would be met with celebration and thankfulness. This success is being met with even more strict laws, restrictions and regulations, mostly backed by animal rights organizations, particularly the Humane Society of the United States. The proposed regulations may be a political pay-off for campaign contributions or other support for politicians. Or they may reflect just an unreal ideology of appointees to positions of power. At any rate, they do propose to extend the rule of the federal government over individual lives, resulting in larger costs of government, lesser personal freedoms, and higher tax expenditures.
The larger the government, the smaller the citizen.
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