Postet: Tirsdag 20. Jul 2004, 10:46
tilstander i USA
jeg sakser noe fra en ´mailliste´ jeg er medlem av. Det gjelder forhold for HUNDE og katte oppdrettere i noen stater i USA. Beklager at jeg ikke oversettr for de som ikke forstår engelsk. Håper det gjelder et lite fåtall.
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 21:20:29 -0500
From: Linda and John Mercer
Subject: Fwd: Dallas - breeder harassment [long]
> > Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
> > Wednesday April 7, 2004 10:38 p.m.
> > Activists work to prosecute Dallas residents selling puppies
> > 09:59 PM CDT on Wednesday, April 7, 2004
> > By GARY REAVES / WFAA-TV
> > Dallas residents who end up with a litter of kittens or puppies and
> > try to sell them from home may be in for a surprise.
> > Animal activists admit using false pretenses to build real criminal
> > cases against such individuals, so the person calling about buying
> > pets for sale may not be who they seem. Marty Hardisty came to court
> > Wednesday trying to prove she is not a criminal.
> > But if she is, her dogs are her co-conspirators: Hardisty is accused
> > of running a business out of her home by selling puppies.
> > It´s a case made not by city animal control officers, but by a pair
> > of private citizens, Lady Higgins and her daughter Lisa. They said
> > they´re trying to shut down puppy mills, so they scour the newspaper
> > ads and get the city attorney to prosecute anyone caught selling
> > dogs from a Dallas home. ´It is basically an issue of transforming a
> > residence into a place of business,´ chief prosecutor Robert Miklos
> > said. ´You cannot do that in the city of Dallas.´ Dallas Animal
> > Control manager Kent Robertson backs the Higgins. He thinks the
> > dog breeders are part of the pet overpopulation problem.
> > ´They need to come down and spend a day in the euthanasia lab, where
> > we are forced to euthanize 26,000 dogs a year,´ Robertson said.
> > The six people Higgins got prosecuted this day, however, claim they
> > are innocent dog lovers. Robert Spangler got his case dismissed
> > because he sold his dogs outside the city limits.
> > ´I lost a good day´s pay,´ Spangler said. ´My family needs the
> > money, and it is just a waste of time.´ Kathy Hargrave won her case;
> > her lawyer convinced the judge that selling six
> > puppies does not make a home into a business.
> > ´I felt harrassed,´ Hargrave said. ´I felt like I was intruded upon.´
> > As for Marty Hardisty and her Corgis, their case was delayed, but it
> > won´t go away. The city attorney promises to continue prosecuting
> > anyone caught selling dogs from their home in Dallas.
> > Animal control officials again encourage pet owners to have their
> > animals spayed or neutered. They end up dealing with 35,000 unwanted
> > pets every year.
>Be aware that Animal Rights Activists, posing as pet buyers, may be coming
>to your home.
>Joan Miller forwarded to me an piece which was aired on Dallas station
>WFAA-TV a few months ago. It seems that AR activists, posing as pet buyers,
>are making the rounds to shut down ´puppy mills´ in the Dallas area.
>Although this story was about dogs, there is no reason to believe that the
>AR nuts are not interested in cat breeders too.
>PLEASE be careful to screen people before you let them into your homes. I
>have a few suggestions listed below. Most are common sense. They are good
>ideas no matter where you live. Remember, the AR movement is international
>1. Always keep your cattery clean and take good care of your animals.
>2. Consider a P.O. Box or other address for business cards and
>advertisements. Keep descriptions of your location general (i.e. Texas,
>rather than the name of the City or County where you live). The Internet
>can provide anonymity for initial contacts. You can even buy a ´remote
>prefix´ to get a phone number from a nearby community forwarded to your
>phone or to a voice mail.
>3. Avoid local newspaper classifieds, they are often monitored. The Dallas
>AR group *IS* monitoring newspaper ads.
>4. Screen any potential kitten buyers carefully. Always be alert that they
>may be Animal Control or Animal Rights working under cover.
>5. Don´t allow strangers into your home until you have screened them.
>6. Anything about you that can be observed in ´plain sight´ can become
>probable cause for a warrant. Be cautious and limit kitten buyers to
>certain areas of your home. Also be aware of which areas of you home are
>visible from the outside, and plan accordingly.
>Please be careful out there.