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17 July 2013

Best Of Intentions But Unattended Conse

by Code Monkey

Adam
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Best of intentions but unattended consequences to a natural disaster.\ \ During Hurricane Katrine, many animals where left behind and drowned. W. decided to push forward a new USDA rule for all “licensed exhibitors” to have a disaster plan for their animals to protect against the next possible disaster.  This new rule was targeted to exhibitors like circuses, zoos, carnivals, roadshows and wholesale pet dealers, but also effects groups like Magician’s who  put on a show for a kids birthday party and own a single rabbit.\ \ Will this save more animals during the next Hurricane Katrina disaster?  What if your local pet store has a approved USDA disaster plan and does not follow it, where is the “stick” to sanction that pet store?\ \ No one at the USDA wants to admit they pushed to have this animal welfare concern be written as a regulation instead of non-binding guidance.  That is a telling sign.

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Watch him pull a USDA-mandated rabbit disaster plan out of his hat

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