GRASSROOTS ANTI-PUPS INITIATIVE
Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety
Act - H.R.5434 Information
H.R.5434 Sponsored by Representative
Sam Far, D-CA already has over 80 co-sponsors
View H.R.5434 and all
August 2010 report by Judith
Kelsey / See the HSUS Sneak Attack Plan
I urge all club members to
forward this to other clubs, including performance
people, grooming shops, veterinarians and anyone
else that has a vested interest in dogs. Ask
them to contact
their Congressmen & Senators, giving the
reasons we are opposed to the recently introduced
"PUPS" bill. In addition to the information in
Frank's note below, additional copy/paste
material is available at:
Frank's IRS initiative is ongoing; several
congressmen have taken up the cause, personally
asking the director of the IRS to investigate the HSUS; now Frank is asking us to band together to
stop this (HSUS) PUPS bill. Contrary to
another group's opinion that we should "let
it be" (hoping it would die in committee) PUPS is
In addition, there is a huge strategic importance to
the issuance of "public condemnation of substandard
kennels". I would like to
see parent clubs join that list. The more organizations, the more fighting power we have
against bills such as the PUPS bill. Please have
your clubs issue a statement, note it on their
website, and send it to me, so I can
make Frank aware. He is going to use the sheer
numbers in his "arguments" for future dialogs with
COPY & SEND THE SAMPLE LETTER BELOW to your senator &
congressmen. PLEASE, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ANIMALS,
take 3 minutes to do this one simple but very
powerful thing to prevent the PUPS bill from
- THE "PERFECT STORM" FOR AN HSUS "SNEAK ATTACK"
Based on my 20 years of Lobbying
Experience in Washington DC , I believe that the
HSUS is methodically executing a "Behind-the-Scenes
Strategy," with the help of several Members of
Congress, to ensure that the PUPS Bill is enacted this year for the following reasons:
The number of co-sponsors of
the PUPS Bill (H.R. 5434) in the House of
Representatives continues to grow each week. As
of July 23, 2010 the number of sponsors and
co-sponsors in the House of Representatives is
HSUS is "beating the drum," behind the scenes, to Congressional Members and
their respective Staffs about the scathing USDA IG
Report with regards to APHIS Inspection Procedures,
and is citing that Report as a reason for House
Congressional Members to co-sponsor the PUPS Bill.
HSUS has ballyhooed the Animal Crush Video Bill (H.R
5566), which passed the House on July 21, 2010 by a vote of 416 to
only three votes in opposition. Significantly, nearly 300 House
Members had co-sponsored this Bill. That is why House Rules on
voting for this Bill were suspended. The horrific images used to
gather Congressional support for this Animal Crush Video Bill will
consciously and subliminally carry over in the minds of many Members
of Congress and their respective staffs.
HSUS is masterful with its use of subliminal messages
and resonating, horrific images that have framed the Public's
"misperceptions"uot; about all breeders.
HSUS has spent millions of dollars on advertising on
the FOX Network. These ads on FOX raise the following question: Why
would uld HSUS not run the same ads on other major networks, unless there
was an ulterior motive? Unquestionably, HSUS is seeking donations as
part of its "Factory Fundraising" efforts. However, a secondary and
major subliminal purpose of using the FOX Network is to reach out to
conservative Republicans, who historically have not scored well on the
HSUS Congressional Scorecard. HSUS is politically streetwise and savvy,
and it knows that Conservative Republicans are more apt to watch FOX,
and "coincidentally" see the HSUS ads, which contain gut-wrenching"
images of dogs and puppies. This is done not only to try and gather
support for more co-sponsors on the PUPS Bill, but more importantly, to
reduce and mute opposition to the inevitable efforts of the HSUS to
orchestrate a "Sneak Attack" amendment to a "Must Pass Bill," such as an
Appropriations Bill for funding the USDA.
"Sneak Attacks" are by their very nature sneaky and
designed to use the element of surprise to one's advantage. In short,
you do not publicly tell your potential opposition of your plan of
attack against responsible breeders until it is too late to stop the
Why would the HSUS use a "Sneak Attack" for the
PUPS Bill??? In March of 2009, during a Workshop sponsored by
the Georgetown Law School and the HSUS, Congressman Moran from VA,
who was a Congressional Panelist at the Workshop, was asked the
following question: "Why is it so hard for us to amend the Animal
Welfare Act, and how can we do it? His response was chilling, and
the gist of what he said is as follows: The best way to overcome
opposition is to wait until the eleventh hour and add a late night,
last minute amendment to a "Must Pass Bill," such as an
Appropriations Bill, so that there will be no time for opposition to
kill the amendment. Significantly, Congressman Moran is on the
I respectfully submit that
the reason why why HSUS recently has been eerily
"silent" on the PUPS Bill, and has not been
repeatedly and publicly urging its "11 Million
Members" to contact their respective Members of
Congress and ask them to support the PUPS Bill
is because the HSUS is executing a "Sneak
Attack" in the following sequence:
▪Continue to work behind-the-scenes, and "under
the radar" to gather co-sponsors for the PUPS
Bill by following up with the nearly 300 U.S.
Representatives who co-sponsored the Animal
Crush Video Bill, and literally "take a license"
with these unsuspecting Members of Congress by
simply implying that their support is needed for
the same reason as was their support for the
Animal Crush Video Bill.
▪HSUS will continue to
"recruit" more Representatives to co-sponsor
the PUPS Bill, and once the number crosses
the 100 threshold, HSUS will employ the
"herd mentality" approach to persuade more
and more Representatives to jump on the
bandwagon. HSUS will claim that this will
"protect those dogs and puppies that need
▪When the USDA
Appropriations Bill comes up for a vote, as
Members of Congress are scrambling to wrap
up outstanding issues in a hurry so that
they may return to their States and
Districts to run for re-election, the PUPS
Bill will be added, "at the last minute,"
and the justification for "expediency" will
be that since the PUPS Bill has well in
excess of 100 co-sponsors, it "obviously" is
not a controversial amendment, and it will
become part of a "Must Pass Bill," and there
will be no time to mount opposition to it.
Why is this suggested "Sneak
Attack" Scenario not only feasible, but likely,
▪The Congressman who
suggested a "Sneak Attack" Approach is
co-founded and is the Co-Chair of the
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus in
the House of Representatives. This Caucus
has 84 Members.
▪The Website for the
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus lists
40 different animal related Bills "currently
under consideration by Congress."
Conspicuous by its absence is the PUPS Bill,
which currently is being sponsored and
co-sponsored by 83 Members of the House - -
that is nearly 20% of the House of
Could that "omission" be
yet another tell-tale indication that a
coordinated "Sneak Attack" is on-going,
especially since Congressman Moran is the
Co-Chair of this Caucus?!?!?!
has introduced and sponsored
Bills championed by the HSUS.
been a featured speaker at HSUS Events.
▪Congressman Moran is
a Member of the House Appropriations
Committee which will be considering the
Appropriations Bill for the USDA.
▪And in the Senate,
which must also pass the Appropriations Bill
for USDA, you have Senator Durbin, who could
smooth the way for Senate passage of the
PUPS Bill as an Amendment to the USDA
Appropriations Bill in the Senate because:
is in a Democrat
Leadership Position in the Senate.
identical version of the PUPS Bill in the
is on the Senate
▪The HSUS Annual Lobbying Event in
Washington DC (Taking Action for Animals)
concluded on July 26, 2010 with a Major
Lobby Day Campaign, which was totally
scripted by the HSUS, and resulted in
hundreds of HSUS supporters descending upon
the U.S. Capitol to personally tell their
respective Members of Congress to support
every Bill that HSUS wishes to have Congress
enact - - this includes the PUPS Bill!
For all of the reasons set out above, I believe
the "Perfect Storm" exists for the HSUS to
successfully orchestrate the enactment of the
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Follow the HSUS Lobbying Play Book, and send
Sample Letter E-Mails to your respective Members of Congress
that politely ask that they suspend judgment and
action on the PUPS Bill (H.R. 5434 and S. 3424)
until the following questions are fully vetted
in a Committee Hearing:
Is the "perceived problem" and "need" for the
PUPS Bill caused by the so-called internet sales
"loophole," or by simply an inability of APHIS
to enforce existing laws and regulations? In
short, would the "perceived problem" and "need"
be best addressed by more strictly enforcing the
existing laws and regulations, rather than
adding new laws and regulations onto the
existing laws and regulations that may not have
been strictly enforced?
Is it the intent of Congress to mandate that
if someone has as few as one intact female dog
that is capable of being used for breeding, then
that person may be subject to the expanded
coverage of the PUPS Bill?
Is it appropriate for Congress to define a
four-month-old puppy to be an adult dog?
Would the existing language in the PUPS Bill
have the unintended consequence of dramatically
reducing the number of available dogs that are
specifically bred and trained for use by special
needs organizations that support the handicapped
and the blind?
Would the existing language in the PUPS Bill
have the unintended consequence of dramatically
reducing the number of available dogs that that
are specifically bred and trained for use by law
enforcement throughout the U.S. , the Department
of Homeland Security, and the Department of
Defense, such as bomb sniffing dogs?
Why has the Humane Society of the U.S, for
the last three years, repeatedly refused to tell
the American Public and the U.S. Congress that
major Pet Breeder Organizations in 10 States
have publicly condemned substandard kennels?
Significantly, over 85% of all Federally
licensed and inspected kennels are located in
those 10 States.
If you live in Arkansas, Colorado,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania or South Dakota,
you may wish to add the following sentence.
"Our State is one of the 10 States."
If enough breeders send E-Mails to their
respective Members of Congress, such a
collective effort may derail and
stop the HSUS
PUPS Bill Freight Train that is picking up
steam. Lets mimic the IRS effort and bombard
Congress with another 5K letters!!!! THANK YOU
See PUPS BILL S3519 which "went cold" in
2008 - so it could sneak back in under new strategy.
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