Legislation & Legislative Alerts
The BRSSC supports responsible breeding practices to produce high-quality
Shelties to preserve and protect the breed, however across the county, new
laws are being proposed and enacted that would harm those who are doing their
best to produce quality dogs and work with them as part of a responsible
Some of these new laws will affect rescues and even the average pet owner
in some states.
There are good laws and bad laws, so please take the time to educate yourself
regarding the laws in your location and learn the agenda of the self-serving
people who have ALL breeders and "dog people" in their cross hairs.
There are two different types of motivation behind the new legislation, one
may have good intentions and one may be self-serving. They are:
Well intentioned people and law makers concerned with the abuse and neglect
of animals created by the bad, negligent breeders that we all agree should
be punished for their crimes; and
Animal groups with the intention of exploiting a few bad breeders to attack
the entire industry for their own recognition and for the purpose of raising
funds for their organization. The programs that seek their own interests,
rather than that of the animal, are usually the same people that use that
money for things other than the purpose the donors intended and often lead
to large amounts of waste, or used for salaries, marketing, gifts and more.
Even though group one may have good intentions to stop abuse and neglect,
over-reach and bad legislation for the entire industry, including the good
breeders is not an excuse nor is it helpful in solving the problem and may
even be counter productive as a waste of money and resources.
For more legislative information you can visit the following Websites: