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2012 legislative bills SOPA and PIPA would limit your access to unbiased dog information but not to HSUS and PeTA.



You will lose the Right to Fight Animal Rights Legislation.  No more searching for unbiased information on legislation affecting animal ownership, dog breeding, nutrition, or veterinary care.


Looking for a family dog?  What if the only doggy websites you could access were AKC, or PETA and HSUS?  The latter two sites condemn purebred dogs and send you only to a shelter.


SOPA and PIPA (privacy and copyright protection bills) put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and would block entire sites.  Non-commercial websites such as TheDogPlace don’t have the staff or financial resources with which to defend themselves from a politically biased paid-lobbyist or competitor attack.


Protect free, unrestricted internet access, freedom of choice, and freeddom of predicted the internet was a target for radical animal rights advocate Cass Sunstein [1] He is President Obama’s new communications Regulatory Czar - the guy who wrote papers on “cognitive infiltration” of chat lists, social networks and websites in order to enforce a U.S. government ban on “conspiracy theorizing.”


Hitting the nail on the head, NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre opened with a zinger at the 2009 CPAC. "Sunstein is a radical animal rights extremist who makes PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) look like cheerleaders with pooper-scoopers." He went on to characterize Cass Sunstein as "a man who wants to give legal standing to animals so they can sue you for eating meat."


These two bills are just the beginning; there will be more restrictions added on until free, accessible internet is gone. Sites which we depend on for broad based, reliable information, sites such as and Wikipedia, will not survive.


Wikipedia says “SOPA and PIPA are not the answer [2]: they will fatally damage the free and open Internet."  Wikipedia warns that the "internet privacy bills" put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression."


Like many bills that fly through Congress, the "cure" that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease.  Cass Sunstein and other rabid bureaucrats can use SOPA and PIPA to stifle the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which insures access to government records under a presumption of disclosure wherein the burden to suppress is that of the government.


And by the way, have you read Google’s new take it or leave it “;privacy policy”? We love Google but its rapid rise under the current administration rivals grandma’s yeast rolls. #128


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