In January 2009, the Pennsylvania House passed a bill that supporters of the law call cruelty to animals. This law has been a sharp reaction to the killing of 80 dogs Ammon and Elmer Zimmerman, breeders in Berks County, Pennsylvania. While it was perfectly legal to kill a dog in Pennsylvania. Rather than deal with this issue, the House went after the "issue of cruelty."
This so-called cruelty comes from docking tails and claws race and haircuts ears Dobermans, boxers, Danes and any other dogs that are recognized by these features. These features of the breed – that is what the American Kennel Club considers the characteristics of the breed standard. In other words, showing a Doberman dog must meet the required standards, including the ears that stand upright, trailing a tail and no dew claws.
You can, of course, show a Doberman or other breed that can not be cut or trailers, but the dog will not be very successful champion of the show. Winning dog shows – is how breeders prove the value of their stocks and maintain the integrity of the breed. Dogs champions guarantee the quality of care and waste lines. As long as the American Kennel Club do not adjust their standards, this new law will cause a lot of grief in the show-ring.
At the heart of the law states that any dog owner must be able to prove that circumcision ears, tail and declawing race became a veterinarian. Thus, when you go down the street and the officer humane society or officer of cruelty to animals to see your Doberman or a boxer with cropped ears and combed tails, you can give a brief offense if you do not have the certificate, which states that a veterinarian will do the job. If the crop / dock was made before this law came into force, it is necessary before the & # 39; help reveal your County kaznachyka about it. In Pennsylvania, you have to pay $ 1.00 for this certificate.
This new law has several problems. It is unclear how this will be solved if you have cropped / docking a dog that you brought out of emergency shelters. There will likely not be available documents, which indicate when the procedure or if it made a veterinarian was done. The law states that you do not fine when the tails and claws of the race will be made within 5 days from the day of birth. If an officer of animal cruelty or humane society officer sees the puppy before they heal, it is considered evidence of violations of the law. If the breeder would do tails and dew claws, a report must be missing. The law does not specify what type of record should be released and that the charges in the short-term disturbances.
Rather than deal with these problems, policies that capture the headlines and look for the photo, we decided to go for the innocent hobby breeders and non-breeders. It spun policy at best. If you are not a big operation for breeding, which brings a lot of money, there is no way to continue breeding dogs. This means that a smaller, more personal and less competitive breeders can no longer produce litters of certain breeds. Good, reputable breeders do not just randomly decide what kind of dog they want to plant. They are involved in breeding Dobermans, boxers, Danish, German pinschers and other circumcised, or related species, because they really love a particular dog and all that is rock.
Many states have adopted similar legislation on this issue. This ultimately eliminates small or exciting breeders. It's really sad.