Juarez has been sent packing but will the animals receive a good replacement?
In further efforts to protect the reputation of the commercial dog breeding industry, USDA has implemented the “teachable moments” rule and “self-reporting” rule.
USDA had even proposed that third parties, such as the AKC and other industry groups, perform inspections of dog breeders on behalf of USDA. Fortunately, that proposal was also scrapped after negative feed-back at “listening sessions” as well as voluminous calls and emails objecting to USDA allowing third parties to perform inspections in lieu of federal inspectors.
Your telephone calls and emails do make a difference!
Please watch for similar calls to action by the Alliance.