Hmmm, I feel a little...is lopsided a good word?
It seems likea good idea on paper, sure, it could do some good, but to think about it actually carried out seems awfully messy...plus, I mean, I feel like PETA and HSUS have their hearts in basically the right place and just carry their agendas out in a completely illogical, fanatical (and completely retarded) way, so...
I just don't really know...I really sincerely feel like overall, breeders should be licensed and regulated (to keep out the bad guys) and based on what I've read here, there are some rescues that could use the same treatment. I feel like both careless rescues and careless breeding need some kind of regulation, for sure. But who would be doing the licensing and inspection? And what kind of standards are we talking about? Because the present governing body of our country sure gives a whole lot of thought to animals and the envirnoment...hah!
Also, the law doesn't apply to people who only have a couple litters every year. So how do we control the overpopulation and poor conditions that come at the hands of BYBs who have accidental litters and no clue what they're doing?
It seems like puppy mills could use that as a loophole pretty easily. Just spread their dogs out to different owners at slightly different locations.
In my county, we actually DO license resuces and breeders, but it's a local thing and is largely...overlooked. Also, reading what Becki said about foster homes...it seems like an awful lot to ask of these families, though on paper, doing all of this research on animals gaurdians SOUNDS really good. So I'm on the fence.