In 2008, Congress passed a law that prevented puppies ages 6 months and younger from being imported into the US.
Why? Because there was no oversight of the way the puppies were bred or raised. Many were sick. They were inbred, meaning the likelihood of genetic abnormality was strong.
Besides, why in the world would we allow the import of dogs when we’re killing them by the thousands every day?
Well guess what? Puppies are STILL being imported.
WHAT? Are you KIDDING ME?
Nope, not at all.
Seems the USDA never implemented a rule on how to regulate the law, so the puppies just keep coming.
It’s time to stop this madness.
Tell the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to ENFORCE THIS LAW!
You can write him at this address:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
You can call the agency at (202) 720-2791.
Or you can go to the Humane Society of the US’ web site and send an email. If you choose this option, be sure to add your own personal message at the bottom of the canned message. I said that it is unconscionable that we allow the import of puppies while state and local budgets are already burdened with the cost of caring for unwanted animals.
Laws are nothing if they aren’t enforced. Let’s make sure this one IS ENFORCED!