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Campaign contributions by HSUS, PETA and other lobbyists can not be allowed to upset the elections. 

Reasoned rationale for holding the Humane Society (HSUS) and so-called shelters accountable for the disappearance of well bred purebreds preceded by the poetic truth.

Where Have All The Good Dogs Gone?

Ask The Humane Society

April 2011 / by Nancy Glick TheDogPlace


Where have all the good dogs gone?

Why were they outlawed…every last one?

Who could have done this? What was the need?

Who is the cause of this outrageous deed?


We loved them all…purebreds to mutts!

We miss them so so deeply cuts!

We loved them and cared for them, lovingly…daily.

Oh how they pranced, tails wagging gaily!


Who pushed for laws to take them away?

Who cried abuse somewhere every day?

Who was behind all the “Puppy Mill” bills?

Who said they saved them and then cried “Kill!”


Who said “One generation and out”?

Who and what was that all about?

Who said he’d like to see the morn,

When not another dog or cat would be born?


Who closed the breeding kennels one by one?

Who sent them to shelters and then did run?

Who begged donations for their care,

And offered not a dime to pay for their fare?


Who constantly cries “Deplorable conditions”,

In regards to so many dogs, cats and kittens?

When asked never gives any reason or rhyme,

Why did so many look good most the time?


If they were indeed living in filth,

Why were so many shining with health?

If they were neglected and spurned

Where is the filth from feces and urine?



The answers to the questions in the poem are The HSUS - Humane Society of the United States, CEO Wayne Pacelle, and the Animal Rights movement.


The HSUS movement is not about animal welfare, it is about Rights. Any use of animals to them is exploitation whether the use is pets, food, research, entertainment, or education.


HSUS does an exceptional job of appearing mainstream because to be honest about their goals would turn away animal lovers who want animals treated humanely. So instead they appeal to public emotions while they make it increasingly harder to be able to own animals.


While HSUS, PETA, ASPCA, and other groups love to tell the public that “every time you buy from a breeder, a shelter dog dies”, that is very far from the truth. I have listed below some facts that I hope will help you see the truth.


1. Most overcrowded shelters are in the southern states. Many northern and coastal states import dogs from those shelters, and from out of the country, due to a shortage of adoptable dogs in their respective areas. This is because some cities and states have done a good job of ensuring that their residents are educated on the importance of spaying and neutering pets that are not intended for breeding. The key word is educated, not forced, to spay and neuter pets. People comply more readily on a voluntary basis.


2. We need shelters to offer accountability on why each animal was euthanized. The number of healthy pets killed can then be determined and a solution can be more easily worked out.


a. How many were brought in specifically to be euthanized due to old age, terminal illness, or aggression?

b. How many were euthanized because the shelter only has limited space and even healthy large, dark colored or reputedly aggressive breeds are considered difficult to be homed?

c. How many are euthanized because they are feral animals not suited to be pets?

d. How many are euthanized to make room for animals seized in raids?


3. When animals are seized from kennels or owners, records should show whether they were healthy and social enough to be put into homes within days of seizure.  If so, were they seized as an example of why a current law being pushed needs passed?


Such animal seizures have a very common denominator; they are all cute, small, popular breeds that can be easily re-homed through shelters. In how many of these publicized seizures have you seen, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, Mastiffs, English Sheepdogs, or other large or giant breeds? Very few. Do you truly believe only small dogs are abused or neglected?


How many of you actually look at the dogs being seized in videos and on newscasts? If you’ve ever seen pictures of animals who really were removed from deplorable conditions…and they DO exist…you see emaciated dogs with dull/coarse coats, very matted hair, missing hair and open lesions, glassy and matted eyes, and rescuers wearing protective clothing, masks, and gloves. These animals are dirty, sick, and smell strongly of feces and ammonia. Those animals are afraid of people and rescuers do NOT hug and hold them close.


Compare the above with roughly 90% of dogs ‘claimed’ to have been removed from deplorable conditions.  We see well-fed dogs with clean shiny coats; workers carry them out hugging and kissing them.  The dogs are walking on leashes to be put into kennels to be hauled away.  How many look just like your dog?


4. When HSUS appears in the media after helping to remove animals from any owner, they always ask for donations to care for those animals. Are you aware that donations you send in response to those pleas do NOT go to the shelter that took in those dogs?


5. When HSUS asks in TV ads for $19.00 a month to help all those ‘poor animals’ they show in their ads, only a pennies on the dollar goes to shelters. Over 80% goes to pay princely salaries and pension funds for HSUS employees, to lobby legislation, and for materials to promote a vegan lifestyle to our school children.


6. Most legislation pushed by HSUS does not improve animal welfare but it does make it more costly for people to raise animals. It limits the number of animals, in many cases, it limits the size and breed that can be owned. It forces you to have surgery on your pets at an age that can and does have detrimental affects on their health in later years. What it doesn’t do is educate ANYONE on the responsibility of owning animals. You cannot legislate responsibility.


7. Our animals are being legislated out of our lives. Whether you breed or just have pets, each time the animal rights claims a victory, we lose an animal. You can own 5 pets, then 4, then 2, then 0. That is not a scare tactic. That is a promise made by the animals rights groups.


8. There are many reasons animals end up in shelters but I believe the newest reason is that people can no longer afford them, thanks to all the restrictions.


9. Shelters should be just that…shelter, not a place where healthy animals are in misery until they end up dead.  Just as breeders and pets shops do, there should be a pleasant area for people to socialize with available animals. Families should be screened and matched up with the right pet.  Some shelters are doing these things.  Kudos to those shelters!


10. Breeders (usually) charge more than shelters because they foot the bills to raise the animals they own. Breeders do not run their businesses on donations or government funding. Breeders don’t have volunteers who come and help clean kennels. Breeders don’t get donated food or supplies. Everything in a breeder’s kennel was bought and paid for by the breeder.  Breeders put all their time and effort into producing a good pup for you.  If there’s a profit, breeders must pay taxes but “non-profit” shelters pay no taxes even when they have immense profits.


Breeders would love to help close substandard shelters and rescue scams, but we are too busy fighting legislation!  We fight to protect OUR right to continue to offer healthy pets and to protect YOUR right to own a pet.  Please help us to help you. Support your local breeders who care for their animals.  Support your local shelters and rescues by giving your time or money directly to them.


Check them out before you “adopt” a pet there instead of “buying” from a breeder who has lavished years of love and care on their dogs.  Dogs that don’t get turned into shelters.


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