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  •  They do. (1+ / 0-)
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    At least some of them do, and some of them work to prevent bad legislation.

    •  Cat Fanciers' Association and the AKC both (0+ / 0-)

      have groups who do nothing but track legislation that makes criminals out of hobby breeders (and don't fool yourself that it doesn't happen). Hobby breeders raise their animals in the house, one or two litters at a time (I will admit to 3 litters at one time, but that was a rarity).

      PETA and HSUS have been trying to get legislation passed that would prohibit breeding cats or dogs for several years (until the "overpopulation problem" goes away). There is a problem with that with cats - if they are not bred during their heats for several times in a row, they get cystic ovaries and become sterile. With mine, if a cat went into heat for the 6th time, she was bred, whether I wanted a litter or not.

      Unfortunately, when PETA and HSUS use pictures of barrels of dead animals, they convince people there is an overpopulation problem and strict laws are necessary. It's all a lie, of course, but it is effective.

      I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

      by woolibaar on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:38:13 PM PST

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