It's now 9:00 PM on Tuesday and we just received word on a day long meeting with the Riverside County (California) Board of Supervisors of their intent to install mandatory spay/neuter. Also all pets have to have a microchip.
IT PASSED, 5 TO 0
The reports are that the breeders outnumbered the humane community 2 to 1 and managed to take the floor most of the day. This meeting started in the morning and only ended a short time ago. A big middle finger to the breeders in that meeting today.
Riverside County has been in the spot light before with a scathing Grand Jury report that led to the resignation of a most incompetent director. It also lead to a Genesis recognition for a story in the Press Enterprise on Dec. 23, 2003. The front page had a puppy being euthanized at the shelter. The Press Enterprise acknowledged that they received more mail that on anything ever before and included an extra page for that mail.
So, Breeders, look out in California, we will use an existing law to defeat you. It's gathering steam. Soon you won't have the option of filling our shelters with your genetically defective purebreds. Soon you will go the way of the UK with the media refusing to broadcast your horrid shows. The BBC has taken the "responsible" away from being used as an adjective to describe breeding and rightfully so. Cudos to them for it. This is something to shoot for here folks.