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Saw this, this morning- this was released by the American Canine Association, Inc. - here is a quote for those interested:

"PROFESSIONAL DOG BREEDERS FILE SUIT
September 3, 2008
Cite Disparate Treatment in Dog Law Enforcement
PHONENIXVILLE (PA) – The Professional Dog Breeders Advisory Council, Inc.,
along with Carl Gilgore, announced today the filing of a federal civil action against Dennis
Wolff, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Susan West, Director of the
Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at the Department of Agriculture, and Kristin Donmoyer, a
Pennsylvania Dog Law Officer.
The federal civil suit alleges that since 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, through the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, systematically targeted and
unfairly treated commercial dog kennel operations, particularly in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania. The suit outlines a pattern of abuse by officials from the Department of
Agriculture, and alleges violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United
States Constitution.
“Unfortunately there are times when the courts must intervene to stop the abuse of the
executive branch of government,� said Bob Yarnall, President of the American Canine
Association, Inc. “Since 2006, the Governor has directed the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture to target commercial kennel operators and to find reasons to shut legitimate
businesses down. While there are rightful interests in enforcing regulations and the
Pennsylvania Dog Law, creating SWAT teams of dog wardens and ignoring the deficiencies
in kennel operations other than commercial kennels is fundamentally unfair and patently
discriminatory.�
 

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After posting, I realized that I should put this in perspective for those who might not realize that the ACA is not a reputable dog registry- the ACA (American Canine Association) allows online completion and print out of 'official' health record for any dog-

Here is a link which gives some background on dog registries and puppymills:

http://www.nppmwatch.com/AKC.html
 
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