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TAKE ACTION - Demand Research Institutions to Stop Buying Dogs and Cats From Class B Dealers


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Kenny
- 3062 days ago - secure.humanesociety.org
Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year. Many of these animals are sold to research laboratories, dog-fighting rings or puppy mills, where they are abused and often killed.



   

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Kenny V (173)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:58 am
We all know dogs or cats who were adopted from an animal shelter or rescued by a kind person. But some pets aren’t as fortunate and wind up in the terrifying world of “Class B” dealers, who buy up animals, transport them to holding facilities and then onto laboratories for use in harmful experiments in an often long and stressful journey.

There are currently ten Class B dealers in the U.S. (although one has a suspended license and is not likely to resume activity) who round up thousands of dogs and cats each year and sell them to research facilities. They obtain these pets from flea markets, auctions, shelters, and other so-called "random sources," including from shady middle-men known as bunchers, who often resort to outright theft of pets and misrepresentation when responding to free-to-good-home ads.

Undercover investigations by animal protection organizations and inspections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (which licenses Class B dealers) have revealed heartbreaking conditions at Class B dealer facilities, such as undernourished, sick dogs and cats living in filth amidst dead animals, receiving little if any veterinary care, and being abused by handlers.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:59 am
This is modern day slave trade.
 

MARY D (158)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:59 am
Thank you for taking action. Gladly done thank you for posting this.
 

Cher C (1424)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 11:08 am


Thnx sweetie!

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 11:09 am
i really hate seeing people giving away puppies and kittens in front of supermarkets...with no screening process or without concern for where the animal is going or bothering to mention getting the new pet spayed or neutered.
 

Kate A (10)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 12:26 pm
It's disgusting the way animals are treated.
 

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 12:42 pm
signed, passed along, thank-you Kenny
 

Judith K (93)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 12:54 pm
Done
 

Cindy C (125)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 12:56 pm
aww poor things and thank you too
 

Jason Green (235)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:03 pm
Thank you for taking action
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:06 pm
Urge Research Institutions to Stop Buying Dogs and Cats from Class B Dealers
I KNOW MANY OF US LOVE CATS, DOGS, AND SO MANY ANIMALS AND THE VOICELESS. THIS PETITION IS NOT, I SAY NOT...I REPEAT NOT AIMING TO PREVENT THE SLAUGHTER, TORTURE, ABUSE, SUFFERING, USE, EXPERIEMENTING OF THE ANIMALS.

IT IS SIMPLY SAYING, DO NOT BUY FROM CLASS B DEALERS.

I STRONGLY SAY, PLEASE DO NOT ADVOCATE THIS PETITION OR ANY PETITION TO SUPPORT THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS.

I ACCIDENTLY SIGNED A PETITION, ADVOCATING BY ACCIDENT, THE SLAUGHTER OF HORSES!!!!

WHY, BECAUSE I DID NOT READ THE PETITION.

PLEASE READ THE PETITION. IT IS NOT SIGNING TO STOP THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS. PLEASE I BEG OF YOU, READ BETWEEN THE LINES.

I AM NOT GOING TO ADVOCATE THIS PETITION, AND I WILL NOT SIGN THIS PETITION. I DO NOT AGREE THAT THEY SHOULD BE BUYING FROM ANY DEALERS.

I WISH THIS NEWS WAS NOT POSTED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SIGNING.

WHAT EVER CLASS, THE ANIMALS IS SUFFERING. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:06 pm
slave trade
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:10 pm
SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD at petitions, and lives near or in the same country as to where the testing and murderous dealing of the animals, regardless of what ever class it is, please pelase help if you can and wish to, buy re writing a petition to STOP ALL TRADE IN ANIMALS ESPECIALLY IN TESTING, ABUSE, USE, TORTURE.

STOP THE BLOOD BATH NOW!!!!!!

PLEASE I BEG OF YOU WHO LOVE ANIMALS, CATS, DOGS, THE VOICELESS DO NOT SIGN THIS PETITION. THANK YOU.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:11 pm
I NEARLY SIGNED THIS BLOOD TRADING PETITION, IT IS A ROUND ABOUT WAY OF SAYING, BUY FROM SOMEONE ELSE SO THAT THE BLOOD TRADE CAN GO ON.

READ THE PETITION. PLEASE I BEG OF YOU, DO NOT SIGN.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:13 pm
ITS REALLY LOW DOWN FOR THE PETITION WRITER, TO CREATE SUCH A MANIPULATIVE PETITION.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:16 pm
PLEASE I BEG OF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANY PETITION, WITHOUT REALLY READING AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING. IT IS BETTER TO SIGN ONE FANTASTIC PETITION A YEAR, THAN IT IS TO SIGN A REALLY BAD ONE ADVOCATING SLAUGHTER. REGARDLESS OF CLASS.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:19 pm
I BELIEVE YOU ALL, AND I BELIEVE KENNY LOVES ANIMALS TOO. BUT THIS PETITION, IS ALMOST ADVOCATING USING ANIMALS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE BUT FROM A DIFFERENT SUPPLY.

THIS PETITION, HAS REALLY ANNOYED ME. I HATE THESE PEOPLE WHO WRITE THESE PETITIONS AS IF THEY ARE HELPING THE ANIMALS. THEY ARE KILLERS, ABUSERS, SLAUGTHERS WITH A NICE FRONT ON TO DECIEVE PEOPLE TO SIGN, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DO NOT READ THE PETITION.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:20 pm
THEY ABUSE THE GOOD WILL OF ANIMAL AND VOICELESS ACTIVISTS. PLEASE BE CAREFUL.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:29 pm
I do not agree with class b dealing, as it has explained, and I DO NOT ADVOCATE BREEDING THE ANIMALS FOR TORTURES, ABUSE, SLAUGHTER, AND I DO NOT ADVOCATE ANY HARM TO ANY ANIMAL.

BEGGING YOU TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES. AND BECAREFUL OF PETITIONS THAT TRICK YOU UP BIG TIME TO SIGN!!
 

Kenny V (173)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:37 pm
I couldn't disagree with you more awol,.B Class dealers are legal,for about $20 someone can go in and get a lilcence.The Animal Protectionm never passed .This petition is direct to those who buy from labs not to buy From them. THEY STEAL PEOPLES PETS. There are also petitions up here already asking to ban puppy mills, pass law to end animal testing, change the laws on B class and bunchers that i hope everyone will sign and write /petition and take action on. while these laws are allowed,what's wrong with telling the people doing it we don't approve and want them to ,EDIT THE TEXT TO SAY WHATEVER YOU LIKE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT,IT'S GOING TO 50 INSTITUTIONS THAT TEST ON ANIMALS,PERSONALIZE YOUR PETITION AWOL! ...and tell the labs what you want. Jeeze i know you mean well but your not helping anything here .
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:42 pm
Thank you Kenny for sharing. Signed and Noted
 

Michela M (3964)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 2:11 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Carrie B (306)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:04 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Katherine S (34)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:04 pm
signed and noted
I completely agree with AWOL, this is just like the slave trade but with animals, it's wrong and MUST be stopped ASAP!!!
 

Krasimira B (175)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:07 pm
Done! Thank you Kenny for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:26 pm
Message sent.
 

DebrahAnna Esposito (10)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:38 pm
this is upsetting, i am going to do some research on this
 

Patrizia S (315)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:58 pm
done
 

Kenny V (173)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 3:58 pm
Here's a link to a site that claims they will buy your pets for testing.If it's real or satire to cause hate i don't know ,but it's sick and legal! .... This is the sort of act this petition is targeting against. To kill the market for B class to work in.as long as the laws keep it legal.

http://ibuystrays.com/contact.html
 

. (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:08 pm
kenny, i could not agree more & thx for pointing this out, & i trust the petitioners in this case.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:23 pm
Thank you Kenny for this Petition* Each & every situation we tackle to stop this horror
is one step closer to eliminating it... like pieces of a pie, one piece at a time..
These people have even taken pets from their own yards to sell, disgusting !
We need to make this dirty business public..
And that's what You are doing.. Good Job !!!
 

Penelope Ryan (178)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:24 pm
Animals should not be used for experimentation, buying from class B dealers is one venue to close. Anything is better than nothing in this case. They steal pets from the street, lie in newspaper adds when pets are advertised to good homes. YOu have to be careful as they will sell them to Universities for experiements. This is a start.
 

Barb K (1685)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:34 pm
I trust the petitioners too and I signed. Thank you so much for all you do for the animals, Kenny. I tried sending you a green star but couldn't because I have done so within the last week. So I'll send you some hugs instead! oooo
 

Carol H (229)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 4:58 pm
signed and noted. thanks Kenny
 

Fran F (116)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 5:57 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks!
 

Susan S (187)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 6:06 pm
Signed and noted. AWOL it might be a good idea to do more research about this one. The Humane Society of the US is a reputable organization with a mandate to save animals from suffering. And please don't use CAPITAL LETTERS unless it is for extreme emphasis as I have heard that this constitutes YELLING in terms of internet courtesy. I am sorry that you are so upset by this but please look into the facts.
 

Kathryn B (11)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 6:09 pm
I'd like to "bunch" all of these CRIMINALS together and send them off to be tortured and experimented on!!! These are MONSTERS and so are the USELESS, horrific experiments these helpless babies are subjected to.
 

Lydia S (155)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 6:36 pm
Kenny thanks for posting, It seems pretty simple , ... However to ensure peace of mind I have emailed the
Humane Society USA asking if there is a loophole pertaining only to this petition that allows for the animals to be
harmed or exploited , Please clarify, I know sometimes something is better than nothing, But it doesn't hurt to be cautious and can only help the petition to succeed.
Thanks so much.
 

Nancy s (448)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 7:07 pm
signed and a little perplexed
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 7:25 pm
Man thinks and believes all things under the Sun - his slaves! How wrong! He'll know this soon enough !
Noted with thanks.
 

Dany Strakova (123)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 8:06 pm
signed
 

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 9:31 pm
Noted and Signed...
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 10:25 pm
signed & noted, thnx.
 

Denise P (65)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 12:07 am
I never sign a petition unless I have read it and completely understand its contents. AWOL I understand your point, we are all working towards the abolition of animal research, and it would be ideal if we could just get an outright ban supported by the government and passed as law. But lets be realistic, that’s not going to happen in the short term. This petition is intended as a step in the right direction. Dry up this avenue and we protect peoples pets against theft and the unsuspecting generous people who freely give away their animals to what they hope are good homes. I don’t consider these actions as mutually exclusive, petition for the end of all experimentation and petition to dry up a source of animals. AWOL, I also agree with Susan, maybe you are not aware that internet etiquette treats capital letters as shouting, rather use other means to emphasise your point. Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you Kenny.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 1:47 am
signed
Thanks Kenny
 

Margaret B (88)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 2:10 am
signed
 

(0)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 2:51 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Kenny!
 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 3:21 am
signed and noted!
 

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 5:21 am
Noted and sent message
 

Süheyla C (234)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 6:06 am
Thank you sharing for this news whit us
signed and noted
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 6:09 am
Signed, Thanks Kenny.
 

. (0)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 7:05 am
signed
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 7:36 am
I cannot sign and noted, thank you!
 

Gudrun D (447)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 9:40 am
You have already taken action on this alert.
Thanks Kenny.
 

june bullied (553)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 9:50 am
noted but will not accept signature.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 11:42 am
My signature was not accepted. Noted.
 

Kim O (396)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 1:05 pm
Noted but can't sign!! GRRRRrrr!!
 

Valerie S (70)
Monday February 7, 2011, 5:36 am
Noted & signed. Picked up a few others at the website which I had not yet signed on. Thanks!
 

desanka s (416)
Monday February 7, 2011, 3:39 pm
Signed. Thank you Kenny.
 

Charlene S (126)
Monday February 7, 2011, 7:39 pm
Noted and signed. I am quite familiar with Class B dealers as we had one in NE Arkansas. Last Chance for Animals out of LA, California, went under cover for a year and gathered enough information to indite C.C. Baird and worked with the State of Arkansas to get all his property. If you wish to read about this horrible man please go to www.lcanimal.org. He had hundres of "bunchers" who steal dogs right out of people's yards, pick up strays AND ANSWER FREE TO GOOE HOME ADS! and sell them to Baird for a nominal fee and he in turn sold all his dogs to Universities for experiments for hundreds of dollars each. An extremely lucrative business. LCA even named all the known bunchers' name that brought dogs to him. Class B dealers are the scum of the earth. It sickened me to death.
 

Patricia C (96)
Monday February 7, 2011, 7:52 pm
Gladly personalized and signed Kenny, thank you.
 

Jennifer T (101)
Tuesday February 8, 2011, 11:27 am
Noted and signed. Thank you for the petition Kenny.

The gathering of animals for lab use has long been ignored and too many people are completely unaware of the situation. I've long warned local newspapers to discourage placing ads for people giving animals "free to good home". They were unaware of the problem and now DO inform those wanting to place such ads of the danger. You might try doing this in your own area. I found my newspapers very approachable and cooperative on this issue.

 

Ira M (211)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 2:35 pm
Signed and noted, thank you
 

Mervi R (74)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 12:10 pm
noted, already signed
 

Barbara Save Frogs Please (45)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:03 pm
would not sign such a petition, dont like this. it is not advocating the banning off the animals slaughter. as if to say class b is not ok, so lets get a different type of licence and say its ok. When in reality it is not ok to kill any animals.

kenny you are encouraging people to sign things they are probably best not to, it would have been better to post a petition that BANS ALL HARM TO ANIMALS AND CATS TOO. SOME PEOPLE SIGN ANYTHING DONT THEY.
 

Kenny V (173)
Tuesday March 1, 2011, 1:31 pm
Barbara it's all explained.I'm a animal rescue worker and very experienced in animal welfare.I didn't post lightly! .I don't influence people,they can read and make their own conclutions ...Watch Dealing Dogs for more info on the B Class dealers this petition is aimed at stopping.,or do you have a master plan to stop all cruelty entirely at once?The world would like to know!
 

Alison A (244)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:42 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Barbara Save Frogs Please (45)
Friday June 10, 2011, 6:41 am
cheers news and petition.

Stop Feline Dissection in American Schools
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-feline-dissection-in-american-schools/

Target: United States Secretary of Education
Sponsored by: Animal Advocates
More than 100,000 cats are dissected in classrooms across the country annually by hundreds of thousands of young adults in junior and senior high schools and colleges.



Investigations have shown that Class B dealers (licensed animal brokers) obtain cats from a variety of legal and illegal sources including animal shelters, strays and "free to a good home" ads. Some may even prey on pets that are left unattended. An operation in Mexico was exposed for snatching cats off the street and paying children $1 for each cat caught.. They would then drown them and ship them to the US for dissection in classrooms and labs. In order to get the cats to classrooms, Class B dealers sell the cats to biological supply companies.



Schools choose to dissect because they view dissection as the only way to learn about anatomy. There are a multitude of alternatives to cat dissection which include using human or cat anatomy models, books, charts, videos and CD-ROMs. Another way to learn anatomy is to observe a veterinary or medical surgery.


The United Kingdom prohibits the use of cats in school dissection classes. Switzerland, Norway, India, Argentina, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Denmark all prohibit dissection below the university level. For students in junior high, high school and college, the dissection of a once-living being is not only unethical but unnecessary, Education should foster compassion and respect for life, rather than promote the idea that animals are expendable. Stop feline dissection in American schools.

United States Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

Phone: 202-401-1576

Email: arne.duncan@ed.gov

 
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