Virginia - House Delegate Robert Hull of Virginia has introduced House Bill 1570, a bill that seeks to mandate the spaying/neutering of companion animals. DogsBite.org thinks this is a step toward defeating irresponsible pet ownership and the colossal number of euthanizations caused by them. Such a law would place a dent in backyard breeding, which most oppositional forces agree is best for breeds and the public.
Unsurprisingly, the one entity that disagrees is the American Kennel Club (AKC). Time and again, the AKC acts to support irresponsible breeders, instead of accountable pet owners. Time and again, the AKC makes false accusations to protect their interests. They state: "If passed and signed into law, the changes imposed by this bill would be detrimental to responsible dog breeders and owners while having no impact on any pet population issues."
Such a law would have no impact on pet population issues, or more specifically euthanization issues? A mandatory spay/neuter law most certainly would. Dog owners -- wake up -- the AKC hardly assists responsible dog owners. In fact, by continuously enabling irresponsible owners and breeders, they hurt good dog owners and ensure that many pets are killed.