DOES THE PUBLIC WANT PET STORE BANS?   NO!

In Commissioners, Pet Store Bans
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Purdue University researchers conducted a recent scientific study which concluded:

 

  • Legislative bans on dog breeding and pet store sales did not appear to have strong support.
  • Agreement was most often indicated for the idea that people should have choices as to where they procure dogs and that they should be able to buy purebred dogs.
  • The majority of respondents were unsure or neutral about whether dogs in pet stores come from irresponsible breeders
  • The majority of respondents were unsure or neutral about whether shelter dog populations would decrease if people stopped buying purebred dogs
  • The greatest percentage of respondents indicated that they strongly agreed people should have choices as to where they obtained dogs and that they should be able to buy purebred dogs compared to other response options
  • Despite concerns for legislation and transparency, the vast majority, (87 percent to 90 percent) of respondents felt that dogs could be bred ethically and responsibly. Additionally, respondents did not highly favor dog breeding or sale bans but did support choices of dog sourcing and the ability to buy purebred dogs.

 

Conclusion:

  • respondents appeared to be either unsure or neutral when considering statements suggesting that dogs in pet stores come from irresponsible breeders, breeding of dogs for sale is socially irresponsible, shelter dog populations would decrease if people stopped buying purebred dogs, and the sale of dogs is socially irresponsible.
  • Legislative bans on dog breeding and pet store sales did not appear to have strong support.

 

 

Fact:  Orange County VOTERS SUPPORT pet stores selling puppies, and the FREEDOM OF CHOICE, and are against any government ban that limits their option of where to obtain a family pet. We have amassed numerous signatures in support of public choice, collected in just a short time, starting when we learned of Orange County’s intent regarding this matter and we will continue to collect signatures in support of retail pet sales. These names/signatures represent VOTERS who expect their voices to be heard over the noise of animal rights activists’ groups bias such as HSUS, that continue to push their anti-pet, anti-agriculture agenda throughout the country with inflammatory misinformation.

 

Fact: The decision to acquire an appropriate pet should be made by consumers themselves, not restricted by an arbitrary government limit pushed for by extremists who ultimately seek the end of dog breeding and animal ownership. Finding a local breeder isn’t always possible for everyone. Regulated pet shops provide a safe and legitimate option for new pet owners who want a specific breed of pet with predictable type, temperament, care requirements and health checks; that has been bred by a licensed and regulated professional” (Source: American Kennel Club)

 

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