At this very moment, literally countless numbers of dogs, certainly hundreds of thousands, are held captive around the world in wretched conditions, while being used and abused as living breeding machines by conscienceless breeders, facilitators and commercial retail sales outlets whose only concern is for their own profit.
Because much of that abuse occurs in the United States, and because ISAR’s self-imposed mandate is the protection of animals, we have prepared a comprehensive Monograph containing ISAR’s Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales. In effect, our Monograph is a brief in support of our Model Statute. ISAR’s approach to the dog breeding problem is revolutionary because our goal is to end virtually all breeding of dogs in the United States and to prohibit the importation of canines bred elsewhere. End the breeding, not perpetuate it.
ISAR’s Model Statute’s imposition of tough regulations on breeders, facilitators and commercial retail sales outlets is unapologetically draconian. This is our intention and our goal, because only in this manner can the dog-trade’s participants’ appalling, and often illegal, conduct be regulated out of existence once and for all.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Types of breeders.
Genesis of puppy mills in the United States.
“Life” in a puppy mill.
Puppy mills are a blight on civilized society.
The moral case against puppy mills.
Federal efforts to regulate breeders and others.
State efforts to regulate puppy mills.
The Petland case and the torturous road of litigation.
Examples of facilitators.
3. Retail sellers:
4. Constitutionality of regulating dog breeding and sales.
5. ISAR’s Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales:
Animal Welfare Act.
Preface to ISAR’s model statute.
ISAR’s Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales.
Part I. Definitions (annotated).
Part II. Breeders (annotated).
Part III. Facilitators (annotated).
Part IV. Commercial retail sales outlets (annotated).
Part V. Miscellaneous provisions (annotated).
A. ISAR’s Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales (unannotated).
Part I. Definitions (unannotated).
Part II. Breeders (unannotated).
Part III. Facilitators (unannotated).
Part IV. Commercial retail sales outlets (unannotated).
Part V. Miscellaneous provisions (unannotated).
B. Petland first amended complaint.
The entire monograph can be found here.