What's IRS tax filing status got to do with animal care and expertise?
That's what I want to know.
As fallout from the Death of Oreo's Law continues, and pet lovers spot abundant hypocrisy in responses from a certain Oreo's Law proponent . . .
Why aren't "animal rescue organizations" clamoring to be inspected for compliance with the minimum standards of care so often required of dastardly "breeders"?
Aren't they supposed to be the shining examples?
Nonprofit Doesn't Mean "Good"
It doesn't mean "humane."
It doesn't mean ethical.
Looks like it doesn't mean competent, either:
People thought he was so cute and everyone wanted to adopt him. Three of them even tried and returned him the next day. We told people it would take at least two weeks before he stopped trying to bite you, but …still, he came back, all full of himself, and almost…proud that he outlasted another one. Giggle. We couldn’t stand it, it was so funny and so cute and he was such a holy terror.
"Giggle." ??? How clueless can you get?
Blue Dog's Modest Proposal
Not long ago, Blue Dog State answered an honest question, which later morphed into last week's blog on the merciful death of Oreo's Law and the humane food fight that rapidly ensued.
In response to Yes Biscuit's request for "criteria or guidelines . . .to be sure that rescue is a reasonable place to send the animals" Blue Dog suggested. . .
501(c)3 “rescue” organizations should be designated “pet dealers” under NYS law, subject to the same scrutiny, the same inspection for conformity to the same minimum standards of care as other pet dealers operating in the state of New York.
Support for the suggestion was. . . well . . . mixed. At least in that forum.
Some felt that my modest proposal would mean the end to foster homes, but I believe that issue is readily fixable.
On the other hand, I'm not too big on double standards.
I don't see why NFP status should provide a shield from inspection and regulation
As far as I'm concerned, it is either appropriate and necessary to regulate facilities selling animals in volume. . .or it is not.
So, let's give it another shot:
Take the dang Poll!
Note that Blue Dog's Modest Proposal assumes the presence of regulations governing commercial kennels or pet dealers which typically exempt smaller "hobby-type" facilities.
Also, you may have to hit the lefthand "submit query" in order to vote. The righthand "submit query" leads me to the poll results. Go figure.
What say you all?