Clarks Summit, PA (PRWEB) November 17, 2009
International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) was the first organization in the United States (and perhaps the world) to use in its corporate name the moral principle of "animal rights." The first federal and state court legal decisions to invoke the moral principle "animal rights" were in cases brought by ISAR.
ISAR has long been in the forefront of the battle against dog and cat overpopulation. ISAR has opposed commercial and backyard breeding, condemned pet shops, vigorously and consistently supported spay/neuter programs, and recommended that all dogs and cats be rendered incapable of reproducing.
"Puppy mills are major contributors to the pet overpopulation crisis that plagues our nation today. The enormous numbers of puppies mass produced in a puppy mill adds to the tragic problem of pet overpopulation and the killing of millions of unwanted dogs each year," according to ISAR Chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer.
Professor Holzer also states, "At this very moment, literally countless numbers of dogs, certainly hundreds of thousands, are held captive around the world in wretched conditions, while being used and abused as living breeding machines by breeders, facilitators and commercial retail sales outlets."
Because much of that abuse occurs in the United States, and because ISAR's self-imposed mandate is the protection of animals, ISAR has prepared a comprehensive Monograph containing its Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales. In effect, ISAR's Monograph is a brief in support of its Model Statute. ISAR's approach to the dog breeding problem is revolutionary because its goal is to end virtually all breeding of dogs in the United States and to prohibit the importation of canines bred elsewhere.(http://www.isaronline.citymax.com/f/monograph_puppy_mills.pdf)
ISAR's Model Statute's imposition of tough regulations on breeders, facilitators and commercial retail sales outlets is unapologetically draconian. This is ISAR's intention and goal, because only in this manner can the dog-trade's participants' appalling, and often illegal, conduct be regulated out of existence once and for all.
ISAR's monograph is now available for download on their website: http://www.isaronline.org.