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14 Drake J. Agric. L. 501 (2009)
Don't Buy the Doggy in the Window: Ending the Cycle that Perpetuates Commercial Breeding with Regulation of the Retail Pet Industry

handle is hein.journals/dragl14 and id is 507 raw text is: DON'T BUY THE DOGGY IN THE WINDOW:
ENDING THE CYCLE THAT PERPETUATES
COMMERCIAL BREEDING WITH REGULATION OF
THE RETAIL PET INDUSTRY
Katherine C. Tushaus
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We
can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.  - Immanuel Kant
I.  Introduction  ................................................................................................... 50 1
II. Puppy M ills: W hy Are They  a Problem? .................................................... 503
A. How  Puppy M  ills Came Into Existence .................................................. 504
B. The Consequences of Commercial Breeding on Dogs ............................ 504
III. United  States Puppy  M ill Regulations ........................................................ 506
A. The USDA and the Animal Welfare Act ................................................ 506
1. Plagued Enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act ............................... 507
2. A Proposed Amendment to the Animal Welfare Act: The Puppy
U niform   Protection  Statute  ................................................................ 509
B. State  Laws Against Puppy  M ills ............................................................. 510
V. Regulation of Puppy Mills Starting at the Root of the Problem: The
Comm  ercial Breeding  of Dogs ................................................................... 514
A. The NSW Animals (Regulation of Sale) Bill .......................................... 515
B. The Animals (Regulation of Sale) Bill as a Model for Effective
Regulation of Commercial Breeding in the United States ...................... 515
V . C onclusion  ................................................................................................... 5 18
I. INTRODUCTION
There are approximately seventy-five million dogs owned in the United
States alone.' Thirty-nine percent of American households count at least one dog
*    J.D. Candidate, Drake University Law School, 2010.
1.   U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics, The Humane Soc'y of the U.S. (Mar. 17, 2008),
http://www.hsus.org/pets/issues affecting-our-pets/pet overpopulation and ownershipstatistics/
uspet ownershipstatistics.html.

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