USDA Wants Accreditation for Dog Breeders

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The USDA is supporting an effort to come up with dog care standards to reduce animal suffering. The standards could eventually lead to a private dog breeder accreditation program. The Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science will spend the next two years developing and testing uniform care standards for breeding and raising dogs. “I think this program will go a long way to ending the abuse and the poor welfare practices we have seen in puppy mill types of facilities,” said Robin Ganzert, PhD, president and CEO of the American Humane Association. — Read it from JAVMA


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