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Thread: Animals Regulation of Sale Bill or Pet Shop Bill

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    Forcing people to adopt isn't the way to go IMO, adoption agencies can turn you down for the most stupid reasons and give a dog to someone unqualified because they have a large yard.
    I am certainly not saying all rescues are bad, I'm just saying they're not for everyone.
    Also the idea of stopping breeding until all the dogs are rescued is fundamentally flawed- what happens when all the dogs are 'rescued?' We just re=fill the shelters?

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    Its not forcing Dis.
    Its 'opt to adopt'.

    Unless you want a purebred, there is absolutely NO reason to not consider a shelter dog.
    If you do want a purebred, you will spend the neccessary money on a properly bred one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Its not forcing Dis.
    Its 'opt to adopt'.

    Unless you want a purebred, there is absolutely NO reason to not consider a shelter dog.
    If you do want a purebred, you will spend the neccessary money on a properly bred one.
    Rescuing isn't for me. I'm a good dog owner, but because I'm technically disabled NO ONE will allow me to adopt a puppy. I can do all the things a puppy requires, but rescues refuse to see past that. Every dog me and mum have tried to adopt we've been turned down for and have only ever been offered dogs 10 years + with medical problems. I don't want a decrepit dog, I want a friend.
    Their rules even state I can FOSTER one of their dogs, but apparently I'm not capable of keeping her.

    Like I said, I commend rescues and what they do, but not for everyone.

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    Can I ask what your disability is?
    Don't worry if you don't feel comfortable saying.

    Soooo, your dog is from a pet shop?
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    My dog is dead Myf...But he was a result of an oops litter. I believe in registered breeding and would happily support banning pet shops..But to stop all breeding because there are shelters full of dogs is like stopping humans from having sex because there's tons of orphans.

    I have a tumor on my spine. It sucks because exercising and living a normal life is what makes it better but they don't think I can do that grr

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    You can't compare people to dogs - ever.
    Did someone say all breeding should be stopped?
    Or just X breeding?
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    Maybe I read wrong I thought Liza said all breeding should stop until rescues are cleared out. That's why I said it's only a temporary solution.

    I think the dog world is very similar to the baby world, just as it's my choice if I want to adopt a rescue, it's my choice if I buy a purebred puppy. It's not fair to take one option away from me...Much like having a biological child or adopting.

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    Oh yep sorry, after re-reading Liza's post. No I don't think all breeding should be cut out. Just the 'bad' breeding which im sure we all know about thanks to Lorens 'GRR' thread.
    I think the only way of buying/owning a dog is through a shelter or a purebred registered 'responsible' breeder.
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    I fully agree with you. Terry was the product of a farm related oops litter, but I'll never get one of those dogs again.

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    Of course rescues and pounds will also have to relook at their adoption procedures if this were to happen. I'm not saying I expect breeding to be cut out as this would require a major restructuring of the entire dog ownership system and community, but if a plan was put forward that suggested this I would likely support it (depending on details, of course, such as the rescue issue you mentioned). When we see that the population wants to adopt more dogs than are available we make breeding legal again on a limited basis, of course it wouldn't be a "Oops...no more dogs...now what?" type of thing - there would have to be a solid and thought-out plan in order. I'm daring to dream

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