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The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) applauds the Washington Post exposé by Kim Kavin (April 11, 2018) detailing the corrupt practices of rescues and shelters buying dogs at auction from the same breeders they disparage as puppy mills, then transporting them cross-country where they market these same dogs as “rescues.” Sadly, these deceitful practices are hallmarks of today’s so-called “humane movement,” which at best is well-intentioned but reckless, and at worst, shows an inhumane and potentially lethal combination of misanthropy and greed. The push by BIG HUMANE (large, wealthy animal rights groups and shelters), to promote rescue dogs as the humane alternative to pet stores and other sources of dogs is a strategic and cynical campaign to eliminate marketplace competitors. While the majority of pet stores are regulated by local and state law, rescues and shelters operate largely without regulation or government oversight. If the dishonesty, hypocrisy and the inherent confl…

RETAIL RESCUE: THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF ANIMAL RESCUE

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Movement and sales of dogs through “rescue channels” continues to explode.  While more and more cities and states are restricting sales of dogs/cats in pet stores to those obtained from animal shelters and rescue groups, the actual source of these dogs remains obscure.  Yet, there is mounting evidence that movement through “rescue channels” includes individuals or organizations involved merely for the profit, hence the name “Retail Rescue.”   The dogs and cats may be coming from the very same unscrupulous dog breeders and rescues these laws are intended to put out of business. Not many states track the importation of dogs/cats for adoption into their states, but those that do, shed some light on the enormity of this issue. In 2012 7,450 rescue dogs were imported into New Hampshire15,000 dogs were imported into Connecticut through “rescue channels”90,000 dogs were received in Colorado130,000 dogs were received in Virginia The numbers from New Hampshire and Connecticut represent dogs im…