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Offline DeeDee

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Quietly Under the Radar of Most. . .
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:24:10 PM »
Split Las Vegas City Council votes to repeal pet store ban:

Updated November 15, 2017 - 10:34 pm
A split Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday repealed a ban on that would have kept local pet stores from selling animals they didn’t obtain from animal care facilities or rescue organizations.

The repeal came with assurances from city officials that they will work on new restrictions to crack down on inhumane breeders. The 4-3 vote followed hours of comments from passionate public speakers, where those who wanted to keep the ban in place doubled the number of those who wanted it tossed.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who favored the repeal, wants to convene a committee to look at stamping out “puppy mills” — large-scale and inhumane commercial breeding operations.

“We are opposed to puppy mills. Everything they are. This will not affect puppy mills,” Goodman said of the ban. “They’re going to continue to be there.”

I've got issues with this because everyone that knows dogs (and too many don't before getting one) knows you're not going to get a dog from a reputable breeder (that has done health testing, has strongly researched an intended breeding, and stands to lose money on any litter) if you go to a pet store to get that "puppy in the window."

While I AM a proponent for people having a choice to buy from a reputable breeder if they have a specific wish and purpose for any dog they get, I'm NOT okay with backyard breeders and puppy mills. I despise the people that do those things with a passion that borders on hate. BYB's and PM's never care about anything but $$, and the health of their breeding stock and puppies they sell is so far down their list of importance that I believe there's a special place in hell for them.

This backslide should have never been allowed, and I'm disgusted by Las Vegas City Council.
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Re: Quietly Under the Radar of Most. . .
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 04:52:11 AM »
I'm with you.  This sucks.  And smells of corruption.