Archive for January, 2010



Today is Monday January 25, 2010

Ready for PHASE III America

From the desk of FRANK LOSEY

SEND YOUR E-MAILS to CONGRESS (instructions at the end of this email)


The IRS Tax Fraud Office in Fresno , CA has now received over 3,200 letters from concerned citizens from all 50 states – – over 1,100 were documented by certified mail. This is extraordinary because the IRS has probably never before received 100 requests about a single public charity, let alone more than 3,200. Additionally, the Tax Fraud Offices in Fresno CA and Washington DC are now in possession of more than 400 pages of documents that “document” that the HSUS has engaged in over 2,000 distinctly different lobbying activities over the last five years. These documents clearly suggest that the HSUS has engaged in “too much lobbying,” which could result in the IRS revoking tax-exempt, public charity status of the HSUS, and assessing back tack taxes, penalties and interest on the more than One Half of a Billion Dollars in revenue that the HSUS received in the last five years. That could amount to Tens of Millions of Dollars that the HSUS would have to pay to the IRS!

It is not too late for more letters to be sent to the IRS – – each extra letter increases the pressure on the IRS to begin an audit NOW! “Thousands of concerned citizens from all 50 states are asking the IRS to audit the Lobbying Activities of the HSUS” is an impressive “sound bite” that may best be used in asking your Members of Congress to also make inquiries to the IRS about the HSUS. A number of you have already sent E-Mails to your Members of Congress, and many have received “boilerplate” non-responsive responses that were “ghost written” by Staffers who are unaware of the “National Outcry” for an IRS audit of the HSUS. That is why the time is now right for those of you who have already sent an E-Mail to your Members of Congress, and for those of you who have not done so, to consider either E-Mailing or FAXING the following short letter to your Respective Members of Congress. Since it highlights that many of the 3,200+ letters came from (your state), this will be a red flag that will be brought to the attention of the Members of Congress by their Chiefs of Staffs – – that is what typically happens when they believe 10 or more of their constituents took the time to write. That is why the following letter should be E-Mailed or FAXED to your respective Members of Congress.

“The IRS Tax Fraud Office in Fresno, CA has received over 400 documents that substantiate more than 2,000 distinctly different lobbying activities of the Humane Society of the U.S (HSUS).; and has received over 3,200 individual letters from concerned citizens in all 50 States who are requesting that the IRS audit the alleged excessive and under-reported Lobbying Activities of the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as its tax-exempt, public charity status. Many of those requests came from our State. I support those requests. Please let me know when the IRS will begin its audit of the lobbying activities of the Humane Society of the U.S. ” (This last sentence makes it harder for a non-responsive, “boilerplate” response.)

To those who may question whether contacting your respective Members of Congress will really make a difference, I wish to share part of a response received by a breeder from her U.S. Representative: “I directed my staff to contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have them respond directly to your concerns, since that agency is tasked with assigning tax-exempt status to organizations. Additionally, I have requested the IRS to provide a copy of that response to my office for review. In the meantime, you can be sure that I will remember your perspective should related legislation come before Congress.”

Yes, thousands of letters and follow up communications with your Members of Congress can and will make a difference, and could cause the HSUS to be led to the “IRS SLAUGHTERHOUSE!” (See the attached document as to how you may find the E-Mail Address or FAX or Phone Numbers of your Members of Congress.)

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Supporting all of OUR RIGHTS!

50 States of the UNION including Alaska and Hawaii
A to Z Vet Supply
American Dog Owners Assoc
Arkansas Breeders of Companion Dogs Assoc
America’s Pet Registry Inc.
American Shetland Sheepdog Assoc
AR Society for the Training and Education of Pet Professionals

California, Individual Dog Breeders
California Federation of Dog Clubs
Cat Fanciers Assoc
Colorado Pet Assoc
Doberman Pinscher Club of America
Dog Owners’ Coalition of America
Dakota Pet Breeders Assoc
East Texas Dog Lovers Club
Eskie Board
Fauna Classified Blue Beast Reptiles
Florida, Individual Dog Breeders
Frank Losey MPBA, National Lobbyist
Fur Commission USA
Hunte Corporation
Indiana Professional Dog Breeders Assoc
Iowa Federation of Animal Owners
Iowa Pet Breeders Assoc
JAKS Puppies of Iowa
Kansas Pet Professionals
Kennel Spotlight
Little Dixie Pedigrees
Microchip ID Systems
MidAmerica Pet Dist.
Midwest AgNet
Minnesota Pet Breeders Assoc
Missouri Federation of Animal Owners
Missouri Pet Breeders Assoc
National Beagle Club
National Institute of Canine Experts

New Jersey Pet Stores
New York, Individual Dog Breeders
Ohio Association of Animal Owners
Ohio Professional dog Breeders Association
Oklahoma Pet Professionals
Oleo Acres Kennels, Inc
Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs
Pennsylvania Kennel Assurance Program
Pet Professionals Association of Missouri
Pet SuperJuice

PetX Transporters
Professional Canine Breeders Assoc of Texas
Quad States Breeders Assoc
Rocky Mountain Pet Assoc
Runway Pets, Inc
Southwest Auction Service
Sportsman & Animal Owners Voting Alliance
Texas Pet Breeders Association
Texas Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
The Chronicle of the Horse
Tri State Pet Assoc
United All Breed Registry
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Sporting Dog Defense Coalition
Wisconsin, Individual Dog Breeders

E – M A I L S N O W . . .


STEP 1: On your Internet, type in http://www.senate.gov

STEP 2: On the top right of the page that comes up, click onto “Find Your Senator.”

Step 3: Click onto your State, and then click onto your Senator’s Name.

Step 4: Click onto “Contact” or “Contact Info” or “ Contact Me. ”

STEP 5: Fill in contact information.

STEP 6: In the Comment Section, “copy and paste” the following two sentences:

The IRS Tax Fraud Office in Fresno, CA has received over 400 documents that substantiate more than 2,000 distinctly different lobbying activities of the Humane Society of the U.S (HSUS).; and has received over 3,200 individual letters from concerned citizens in all 50 States who are requesting that the IRS audit the alleged excessive and under-reported Lobbying Activities of the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as its tax-exempt, public charity status. Many of those requests came from our State. I support those requests. Please let me know when the IRS will begin its audit of the lobbying activities of the Humane Society of the U.S.

Respectfully Submitted, (Type in your Name and Address)

Step 7: Press Send!

Step 8: Repeat the above Steps 1-7 for your second Senator.

Step 9 : Type in http://www.house.gov


Step 10: At the top of the page, click onto “Representative’s Web Site.”

Step 11: Scroll down and click onto name of your U.S. Representative. If you do not know the name of your Representative, fill in your zip code at the top left of the Home Page and your Representative’s Web Site will appear.

Step 12: Repeat the above Steps 4-7.

NOTE 1: The reason for using E-Mail rather than ordinary “snail mail” is because all surface mail addressed to Members of Congress is still screened for Anthrax, and that delays delivery by 4-6 weeks.

NOTE 2: The Staffs of most Members of Congress are “oriented” to deal with E-Mails rather than FAXES. However, FAXES to your respective Members of Congress normally will generate a response. If you wish to send your short letter by FAX or to call your Respective Members of Congress, follow steps 1-4 and 9-12 above to find the FAX or Phone Numbers for your Senators and Representative.

NOTE 3: We need to generate Congressional Inquiries to the IRS to supplement the documented “National Outcry” in order to further increase the pressure for the IRS to audit the HSUS NOW!!!!!

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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2010
Media Inquiries: Ira Allen 301-796-5349, ira.allen@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet Care
Products may be contaminated with Salmonella

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and Internet sales.

Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these products not to handle or feed them to their pets.

In December 2009, the FDA conducted routine testing of Merrick Beef Filet Squares and detected a positive finding for Salmonella. A follow-up inspection found deficiencies in the packaging and manufacturing processes.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected product or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares were packaged in a 10-ounce green, red and tan re-sealable plastic bag. The “best by” date is imprinted on the top portion of the bag, which is torn off when the bag is opened. The FDA recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the “best by” date discontinue use of the product.

Consumers can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food and pet treat products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in their area. Please see http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm for additional information.

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The American Kennel Club was extremely disappointed in the recent news that Michael Vick would be receiving the Ed Block Courage Award. This Award is given to an NFL Player from each team – as voted by his teammates – who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. For more info visit: http://www.edblock.org/content/home

Please send a respectful letters of protest regarding Michael Vicks’ being chosen for a Sportsmanship award and contact your club’s elists to get other people to protest as well.

Below is a sample letter that has been developed by working with Lisa Peterson,AKC’s Director of Communications.

Sample Letter and Full Article click here

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Our pets are like family to most of us. If a fire breaks out when they’re left at home, we want to make sure they can get out safely. In fact, half a million pets are affected by home fires every year, but there are steps you can take to help keep your four-legged family members safe.

“Firefighters have to make a decision,” said Brunswick County Deputy Emergency Services Director Scott Garner. “Every time there’s a fire, they make a life or death decision. They’re going to search the home and look for every occupant they can find. Of course the human occupant is the highest priority. That human life is the highest priority for us, but a pet’s life is just as important and we’ll search for them as well.”

To view a video and receive fire safety tips please click here to read the full article.

Here’s another video on what every fire truck in your area should have on hand.

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Thanks to recent national media coverage, much has been done to expose the cruel and inhumane conditions at puppy mills. Puppy mills are generally defined as places that breed large numbers of puppies for sale to pet stores or over the Internet. When one hears the term “puppy mill” rarely does one think of their neighbor next door raising litters of dogs that are emotionally and/or physically unsound. And yet, the line between irresponsible “backyard breeding” and those who raise dogs as a commodity for profit, as in a puppy mill, is a very fine one.

In reality, responsible breeding of purebred dogs, when done properly, takes hard work, time, money and involves many steps on the part of the breeder. Good breeders always “breed to improve.” Here are some key facts to keep in mind if considering purchasing a puppy from a breeder or looking to breed your own purebred dog.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the United Kennel Club (UKC) are the only two legitimate kennel clubs in the U.S. Beware of other registries (sometimes called “toilet paper” registries since their paperwork has no merit). Many have official sounding names and acronyms similar to the AKC and UKC. Unfortunately, these registries are often used as “proof of paperwork” by pet shops, backyard breeders and puppy mills. Most people don’t know the difference and are easily misled. Several registries will even register mixed breeds (such as maltepoos, labradoodles, puggles, etc.) which is a “joke” according to reputable breeders.

In other words, merely having a dog examined by a veterinarian before he or she is bred is simply not adequate; that’s just the starting point. Just because you think your pet is “loving” (to you), cute and “seems healthy and the vet couldn’t find anything wrong” does not mean she should be bred.

Good breeders also abide by a ‘code of ethics,’ which includes having a sales contract with those who purchase a puppy. The contract includes a medical guarantee/warranty by the breeder that they would either refund the money and/or take the dog back should it develop a congenital medical issue later on. The contract also states what the breeder would do if the buyer ever decided they no longer wanted the dog. Reputable breeders either guarantee to take the dog back or they actively work with the owners to place it in another good home. Good breeders tend to stay in touch with “their” puppies and tend to treat them as extended family.

Read the full article to be more aware of reputable breeders.

WWC Note: No reputable breeder who takes pride in their dogs and care of their puppies well being will sell to pet shops, brokers, or merely off e-mails. A person who is out for the best interest of their dogs will interview you just as much as you would interview them. It’s not as easy as cash exchanging hands.

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There are many things that cause canine commotion. Let’s start with kennel design. There are 30-35 dogs packed into a kennel area of about 1,100 square feet. They can see 360 degrees around their kennels and know immediately who’s coming and going, and who’s barking or not. It’s amazing how quickly they can stoke each other up. They can jump up on their kennel walls and fence fight with the three dogs next to them. Transporting a dog through the kennel area is sometimes like running a gantlet where canine noise and commotion replace whips and clubs.

A new, modern kennel design will greatly reduce the commotion. It will reduce the visibility the dogs have and create more space, with indoor and outdoor access for the dogs. It will facilitate easier handling so transporting dogs around can be an act of love and not survival. It will be much more user friendly for adopters, staff, and volunteers. This will reduce canine stress and benefit the dogs and adopters in a huge way.

Much of the barking is also caused by barrier frustration, excitement and over arousal, and attention seeking behavior. Dogs do understand that someone coming into the area with a leash or even just looking can mean something good for them, so they compete for attention. Some dogs simply bark because the dog next to them started, like monkey see, monkey do.

An important thing to understand is that the barking is generally not aggression, nor is it indicative of how the dog will behave outside the kennel. Some dogs are insecure in the kennel environment and will bark as warning. Get them out of the kennel and they are cream puffs. Also, don’t take the barking personally. One man told me he thought the dogs did not like him because they started barking when he entered the area. On the contrary, most liked him very much and really wanted his attention.

Read the full article by Tom Kandt, shelter trainer and behavioral consultant at the LCHS. He is a certified professional dog trainer.

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For humane societies, shelters and rescue groups, that’s meant a flood of dogs needing homes.

The long-awaited new rules apply to kennels that breed dogs for pet stores or dealers or sell more than 60 dogs a year. They call for larger spaces and prohibit stacking cages, require two veterinarian check-ups per year and that dogs have access to an outdoor area, measures that make it more costly to stay in business.

The new regulations went into effect Oct. 9, a month after a federal judge rejected a legal challenge by a breeder association that claimed the rules violated its constitutional rights.

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/story/1699125.html#ixzz0dlXLCiEb

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