6 Buff. Envtl. L. J. 253 (1998-99)
With Best Friends Like Us Who Needs Enemies--The Phenomenon of the Puppy Mill, the Failure of Legal Regimes to Manage It, and the Positive Prospects of Animal Rights

handle is hein.journals/bufev6 and id is 259 raw text is: With Best Friends Like Us Who Needs Enemies? The
Phenomenon of the Puppy Mill, the Failure of Legal Regimes
to Manage it, and the Positive Prospects of Animal Rights.
Adam J. Fumarola*
Table of Contents

I. A  Taste of Ethics  ..........................
II. From  the Beginning  .......................
III. Breeding and the Purebred Today ............
IV. The Puppy Mill ......................
V. What Steps Have Been Taken in Response to the
Puppy  M ill  ...........................
A. Regulating the Source ...................
1. The Animal Welfare Act ...............
2. Private Nuisance  .....................
3. Local Zoning Laws ...................
4. Animal Cruelty  ......................
B. Regulating the Distributor ................
1. Products Liability  ....................
2. Contract Law  ........................
3. State Animal Dealer Legislation .........
VI. What About Animal Rights? .............
A. Do Animals, Pets in Particular, Deserve
Assignment of Rights? .................

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B. Specific Arguments Against the Assignment
of Rights to Animals  ......................
VII.  Conclusion  .................................

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*J.D. State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 2000; B.A.
Binghamton University, 1997. I would like to express my gratitude to Professors
Meidinger and Schlegel for their helpful comments and guidance. I would also like
to give a special thanks to Brandy, Sarah, and Joe, whose unconditional love was
the inspiration for this journey. Lastly I would like to thank my family, friends,
and above all Kelly, who, if she looks hard, will find the fruits of her
encouragement, support, patience, and passion in the pages of this article. Thank
you!

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