Jake’s owner writes to The Honorable Tobias Read

18 03 2009

The Honorable Tobias Read
Oregon House of Representatives
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Re: Please oppose HB 2470
Dear Representative Read:

I am writing to you as a constituent who is very concerned about animal legislation. I recently learned that HB 2470 has been introduced, which imposes stringent new regulations for dog breeders. I urge you to oppose this misguided approach.

The new kennel standards would be impossible for hobby breeders who raise their dogs as house pets to meet and would actually mean lowering the conditions under which they keep their dogs.

Eliminating substandard kennels is a worthwhile goal, but this bill stretches way beyond that goal and targets all breeders, good and bad, large and small.

Responsible breeders should be treated as partners in helping to improve kennel standards and eliminate bad breeders, but this bill threatens to alienate the very community that can help most.

Thank you for working with responsible dog owners and responsible breeders in order to best serve the dog/s we own and love.

I hope I can count on you to oppose HB 2470.




One response

19 03 2009

I must agree to this, every dog lover should be allowed to train their dogs at home if they opt to. I support your cause.


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