The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA)
Over the last several years there has been a subtle but aggressive attack on the companion animal fancy in this country by animal rights activists such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and others. These groups have learned confrontation, protests and violence are not the way to help their cause and have enlisted the help of politicians to further their agenda through anti-purebred dog legislation, dog control legislation, dog sterilization legislation and breed specific dog bans. They operate in the name of animal welfare but their purpose is completely animal anti-welfare. They have total disregard for the human-companion animal bond and want to separate you and your dog. What can you do?
- Monitor local government and when breed-specific or anti-dog legislation is being considered voice you opinion via E-mail, letters and attendance at meetings. Politicians do listen to their constituents. Ultimately you have the power because you vote and politicians know this. Consider writing your local government, county and state representatives before legislation is considered and express your opinion.
- Consider where your money goes. Check out animal welfare groups, charities, humane societies, shelters, etc. and be sure they are not receiving funding from animal rights groups.
- Consider not spending money in cities and towns with anti-dog laws on the books. Money talks and when tourist dollars drop off it draws attention from local businesses.
- Join and support groups which foster and protect the human-companion animal bond such as the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA).
The NAIA is a group of individuals who interact with animals with regularity and in a wide variety of activities. It consists of pet owners, farmers, researchers, animal trainers, biologists, sportsmen, breeders, educators, animal caretakers, and entertainers. Basic principles which guide the NAIA are:
- “We are committed to the positive values of respect, kindness and responsibility reflected in the special bond that exists when people live and work with animals.
- We believe the animal rights campaign to limit and ultimately abolish human-animal interaction is unnatural, misguided and harmful to both humans and animals.
- We believe that the privilege of using animals for human benefit carries with it a clear obligation to treat animals humanely, responsibly and respectfully.
- We support and advocate reasonable, effective and enforceable laws that ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide penalties for animal abuse.
- We believe that others are entitled to disagree with our point of view, but not to break the law or use threats, intimidation, defamation, harassment or violence to force their views on others.”
Consider joining the NAIA today and start fighting back!
NAIA Newsletter at www.naiaonline.org/library/newsletter.htm
NAIA Trust legislative alerts at: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/mlm/verify/
NAIA Lobby Center: http://capwiz.comnaiatrust.home
NAIA Home at www.naiaonline.com