Opposed to Bill M 214-2012 Standards for Breeders- Companion Animals Act (British Columbia)

Opposed to Bill M214-2012 we are signing this Petition.

This bill addresses the STANDARDS OF CARE FOR BREEDERS OF COMPANION ANIMALS.

Reputable Breeders already have a code of conduct to follow, CKC and various Breed Clubs outline the practices for breeders to follow there is no need for the BCSPCA to have control over Purebred Breeding Practices.

We feel it is the first step towards unwarranted inspections for reputable Breeders and Pet owners alike. Anything from improper toe nail length, to having what "looks like" a docked or cropped breed will be a "suspect" and warrant an inspection by the BCSPA. This will cause unnecessary discrimination against natural bobbed tail breeds and also the traditionally docked Purebred Breeds.

Example: the Pit Bull ban that plague some of our Canadian Provinces. An unwarranted amount of money will be spent investigating many phone calls or written letters, of a dog seen in a yard that looked like it had a docked tail or cropped ears. This money should be spent on the health and well being of the unlucky dogs that are being bred by the un-reputable breeder, that do not follow the code of conduct for breeding practices, or belong to the CKC or their respective Breed Clubs.

Bill M 214-2012 is an infringement of rights for both Breeder and Pet owner, but most of all very damaging to the health and well being of our Purebred dogs.

The added amendment on surgical procedures is not only ambiguous when compared to the Canadian Veterinarian Medical associations' guidelines on Cosmetic surgeries but also the BCSPCA outlook on docking, cropping or dew claw removal in Purebred dogs

Bill 214-2012 states






      • (2) the procedures referred to in section 14 (1) may only be performed by a registered veterinarian with whom the operator has an established veterinary-client relationship












Guidelines by the Canadian Veterinarian Medical association state






      • "The Canadian Veterinarian Medical association (CVMA) opposes surgical alteration of any animal, for purely cosmetic purposes.












BCSPCA statement on docking and cropping






      • Working with the B.C.SPCA to plan an advocacy campaign against cosmetic ear cropping and tail docking. Marguerite Vogel, volunteer president of the B.C.SPCA, admits they have their work cut out for them.












PETA






      • "What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced."












It is feared that if this bill is passed, the next to go will be the rights of the veterinarians that still work with the Purebred Breeder in producing and protecting established Purebred dog Breeds through good animal husbandry and injury preventive procedures.

If Bill M214-2012 should pass many of our purebred dogs will start to disappear, following in the footsteps of the United Kingdom. After 13 yrs of implementing the docking,cropping and dew claw removal bans, up to an 80% drop in registrations have been recorded for most of the traditionally docked and/or cropped and/or dew claw removed breeds. The RSPCA and PETA have been very successful in diminishing the population of dogs in the United Kingdom.

Sincerely

The Canadian Purebred Canine Community

RRCD

www.rrcd.ca

Dear Premier of BC, Christy Clark, &  Dept of Agriculture, Norm Letnic





Opposed to Bill M214-2012 we are sending you this signed Petition.





This bill addresses the STANDARDS OF CARE FOR BREEDERS OF COMPANION ANIMALS.





Reputable Breeders already have a code of conduct to follow, CKC and various Breed Clubs outline the practices for breeders to follow there is no need for the BCSPCA to have control over Purebred Breeding Practices.





We feel it is the first step towards unwarranted inspections for reputable Breeders and Pet owners alike. Anything from improper toe nail length, to having what "looks like" a docked or cropped breed will be a "suspect" and warrant an inspection by the BCSPA. This will cause unnecessary discrimination against natural bobbed tail breeds and also the traditionally docked Purebred Breeds.





Example: the Pit Bull ban that plague some of our Canadian Provinces. An unwarranted amount of money will be spent investigating many phone calls or written letters, of a dog seen in a yard that looked like it had a docked tail or cropped ears. This money should be spent on the health and well being of the unlucky dogs that are being bred by the un-reputable breeder, that do not follow the code of conduct for breeding practices, or belong to the CKC or their respective Breed Clubs.





Bill M 214-2012 is an infringement of rights for both Breeder and Pet owner, but most of all very damaging to the health and well being of our Purebred dogs.





The added amendment on surgical procedures is not only ambiguous when compared to the Canadian Veterinarian Medical associations' guidelines on Cosmetic surgeries but also the BCSPCA outlook on docking, cropping or dew claw removal in Purebred dogs





Bill 214-2012 states













      • (2) the procedures referred to in section 14 (1) may only be performed by a registered veterinarian with whom the operator has an established veterinary-client relationship






















Guidelines by the Canadian Veterinarian Medical association state













      • "The Canadian Veterinarian Medical association (CVMA) opposes surgical alteration of any animal, for purely cosmetic purposes.






















BCSPCA statement on docking and cropping













      • Working with the B.C.SPCA to plan an advocacy campaign against cosmetic ear cropping and tail docking. Marguerite Vogel, volunteer president of the B.C.SPCA, admits they have their work cut out for them.






















PETA













      • "What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced."






















It is feared that if this bill is passed, the next to go will be the rights of the veterinarians that still work with the Purebred Breeder in producing and protecting established Purebred dog Breeds through good animal husbandry and injury preventive procedures.





If Bill M214-2012 should pass many of our purebred dogs will start to disappear, following in the footsteps of the United Kingdom. After 13 yrs of implementing the docking,cropping and dew claw removal bans, up to an 80% drop in registrations have been recorded for most of the traditionally docked and/or cropped and/or dew claw removed breeds. The RSPCA and PETA have been very successful in diminishing the population of dogs in the United Kingdom.





Sincerely





The Canadian Purebred Canine Community





RRCD





www.rrcd.ca

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