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Keep our Pets Safe & Put Class B Dealer Out of Business!
Support the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011


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Contact your representative and urge them to co-sponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011!

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H.R. 2256

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I urge you to co-sponor The Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 2256, a bill that would amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit Class B dealers from supplying random source animals to research facilities. The current system is fundamentally flawed and the only way to ensure that stolen companion animals don't end up in medical research is by passing the Pet Safety and Protection Act.

The Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 2256, introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), prohibits random-source Class B dealers from selling dogs and cats for use in research. An abuse-ridden system allows a small number of unscrupulous dealers to supply non-purpose-bred dogs and cats for use in research. So-called random source Class B dealers and their middleman cohorts, called "bunchers," acquire the dogs and cats they sell from a variety of sources. They routinely violate the Animal Welfare Act, obtain animals through fraud, deception, and outright theft (many are stolen companion animals), and falsify their records. They keep the animals in horrendous conditions.

The USDA spends countless taxpayer dollars each year unsuccessfully trying to regulate Class B dealers and have acknowledged that they can't guarantee that dogs and cats are not being illegally acquired for use in experiments.


#1.) Please contact your representative and urge them to co-sponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2256) - info on sidebar. As of today there are 21 co-sponsors in the House of the PSPA.

#2.) Purchase "Dealing Dogs" and show it to your friends to spread the word about Class B dealers and the Pet Safety and Protection Act.

#3.) Donate to LCA to keep our investigations and campaigns going to put an end to Class B dealers.

"Dealing Dogs", the HBO documentary on LCA's undercover investigation into Class B dealer, C.C. Baird, has become an important tool in the lobbying efforts for the PSPA!

LCA Busts Largest "B" Dealer

In early 2002, a Last Chance for Animals undercover investigator infiltrated Class "B" dealer C.C. Baird's Martin Creek Kennels in Williford, Arkansas and acquired over 70 hours of video surveillance detailing an overwhelming amount of animal cruelty, abuse, neglect and unsanitary conditions.

The documentation gathered during the undercover investigation was handed over to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which resulted in the largest multi-agency (federal, state and local) investigation of animal abuse in U.S. history.  Baird was subsequently charged with hundreds of violations of the Animal Welfare Act and felony charges of money laundering involving the sale of dogs and cats to laboratories with false acquisition records, to which he pleaded guilty.  His Class "B" license was permanently revoked in 2005.

LCA's undercover investigation is chronicled in the HBO documentary, "Dealing Dogs."Find out more at

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