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Letter: Breeding leads to euthanasia

Marie Freeman writes:
Two million dogs are euthanized in shelters across the United States each year. The Humane Society of the United States says it's a disturbingly high statistic that most people are unaware of.

Now, consider the flip side: about two million dogs are brought into existence each year and sold by commercial breeders, competing against otherwise adoptable, existing animals waiting in shelters but unable to find homes.

"There is a direct correlation, a very obvious correlation, that this industry is directly participating in the pet overpopulation problem," Erica Geppi, the North Carolina Director for the US Humane Society, explained to WECT of puppy mills. She says there are some reputable breeders, but far too many are breeding litter after litter in inhumane conditions, putting profit over animal welfare.

I am still thoroughly impressed with the structure of this proposed ordinance.
Comments re: 20210719152437010 Kennel Ordinance (PDF)

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