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  • gator1 Aug 4, 10:04 a.m.

    A responsible breeder should not object to regulation since they would not have anything to hide.

  • Silver loves Rebel Red puppies Nov 7, 3:16 p.m.

    I oppose this bill very strongly. My dogs are Redbone Coonhounds and I have become friends with the breeder I bought my girls from. Being involved in the coonhound world, I have come to know several breeders. They seem to me to be very concerned with good breeding practices and the benefit of the breed. I won't say that all breeders of all breeds are as good, or have such good facilities and record keeping practicesm but certainly not all are so bad. Puppy breeding as a For Profit venture is the problem; to make a profit you need volume, not quality and care. To make things financially or otherwise difficult, or even impossible, for small breeders just opens the door for puppy mill type ventures. If the demand is there, somebody somewhere will be breeding puppies. Kill the Puppy Bill, not the breeds and breeders.

  • freedomrings Oct 29, 6:29 p.m.

    I help run a local animal rescue group that has an adoption center. We must be licensed with the Department of Agriculture and comply by some very strict rules in order to remain open. I believe that people who breed animals beyong a certain number (1 litter or so a year ) should also be licensed. Although I love pitbulls, I think even stricter breeding legislation should be passed to prevent the further exploitation of this wonderful breed.

  • PookieYam Oct 29, 12:11 p.m.

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that on the WRAL page they have ads for puppies from breeders?

  • vigorlady Oct 29, 8:22 a.m.

    I agree schultzheather, WRAL did a very, very poor job with this.

  • vigorlady Oct 28, 9:00 p.m.

    Sah-nooooorrrrre. Leave it to WRAL to take a volatile and pertinent topic and make it a snoozefest. I switched channels after 10 minutes, and I'm a huge animal lover who contributes to SPCA and other humane organizations. Really could have done a much much better job with this topic. So disappointing.

  • schultzheather Oct 28, 8:12 p.m.

    I just moved from Pennyslvania, where we passed a puppymill bill. You did not highlight what really happens without supervision in puppymills, the debarking and c-sections without any medical supervision.

    You also did not tell the citizens of this state what we can do to support this bill.

    Special interests need to move out of the way and allow the citizens of NC ensure that the dogs have their basic needs met.

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