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New Breed Laws now affecting imports

Post  runarabbit on Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:12 am

Consumer demand for purebred and cross-bred puppies coupled with strict new domestic breeding laws is believed to be driving importation numbers higher and higher. To exacerbate the problem, federal regulators have no real way of tracking exactly how many dogs are brought in the country, where they come from, where they are going and whether importers are following up on vaccination requirements for underage puppies.

States crack down on puppy mills
At last count, 287,000 dogs crossed U.S. borders, and officials fear importation problems are getting worse
Mar 1, 2010
By: Rachael Whitcomb
DVM NEWSMAGAZINE

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/658787

"In 2000, most imported dogs were single import," Galland wrote in the 2009 article. "In 2003, the number of imports of multiple puppies per shipment began to increase. The number of puppies imported into California through airports increased from 110 multi-dog imports in 2003 to 365 in 2004. Each shipment contained as many as 40 puppies. A similar increase was seen nationally ... As the number of shipments containing more than one dog increased, tracking puppies became increasingly difficult."

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/662872
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Post  runarabbit on Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:40 am

I never even considered that with all the new pets laws going into effect, that imports on pets would increase. Very interesting. I guess the animal rights activists are going to have to lobby for laws in that direction now.
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Post  runarabbit on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:51 am

Just received another e-mail on this this morning: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/01/06/avoiding-buying-illegally-imported-pet-dogs.aspx

To make matters worse, there’s no effective system in place in this country to track how many dogs are imported, their true age and health status, where they come from, where they end up, and whether underage puppies ever receive the vaccinations they require in their first year of life.

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Breed-wars/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/679362?contextCategoryID=49493

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/662872

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Post  runarabbit on Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:54 am

runarabbit wrote:Just received another e-mail on this this morning: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/01/06/avoiding-buying-illegally-imported-pet-dogs.aspx

To make matters worse, there’s no effective system in place in this country to track how many dogs are imported, their true age and health status, where they come from, where they end up, and whether underage puppies ever receive the vaccinations they require in their first year of life.

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Breed-wars/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/679362?contextCategoryID=49493

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/662872

Puppy imports are posing an increasing threat to the health of companion animals, thanks to Americans' growing appetite for purebred puppies and a crackdown on domestic puppy mill operations, according to sources from DVM Newsmagazine's March report titled "Breed Wars." And the current system of monitoring puppy imports leaves many dangerous loopholes, officials say.
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=701976
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