FORT WORTH, TX, January 13, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Reform Canine Breeding and Auctions (RCBA), a new advocacy group with plans to register and regulate commercial dog breeders, will have its first organizational meeting on January 17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The group is committed to improving dog breeding to ensure that dogs are treated humanely, kindly and bred using only medically sound practices.
“We don’t see a way to compel the minority of bad dog breeders to reform or exit the business if they can stay in the shadows,” said Ron Sturgeon, the Fort Worth-based business consultant and serial entrepreneur who founded RCBA and serves on its board.
Once a salvage yard owner and currently an auto salvage consultant, Sturgeon, makes an analogy between the auto salvage industry of the 1970s and the dog breeding industry of today. “At the time, environmental regulation was coming because our industry badly needed it,” said Sturgeon.
“Yard owners had to choose between contributing to the process and having regulations imposed upon us,” noted Sturgeon. “Through trade groups, we worked with regulators to produce rules that have made the auto salvage industry cleaner and better for operators and customers,” stated Sturgeon.
“Commercial dog breeders are in the same situation today as we were then,” said Sturgeon. “They should support registration and sensible regulation because it will ultimately be in their self-interest,” added Sturgeon.
“Breeders should welcome registration and clearer standards of care for their dogs,” said Hue Grant, RCBA’s President. “It’s the right thing to do for the dogs and for the dog breeding industry.”
RCBA has received strong support from some breeders and has commercial dog breeders on its leadership team. Breeders interested in learning more about RCBA can read its position paper, “Why Good Breeders Should Want to Register and Should Support Reform”.
RCBA will hold its first organizational meeting on January 17 in Dallas, TX. It is still seeking volunteers to fill leadership roles and to help it spread the dog-breeding reform message on social media. To volunteer or get email updates, visit reformcaninebreedersandacutions.com.
About Reform Canine Breeders and Auctions (RCBA):
RCBA is committed to the mission of improving conditions for dogs by improving the regulations that govern dog breeding and dog auctions. It has the goal of ensuring that dogs in the hands of breeders are treated with kindness, with humaneness, and bred using only medically sound practices. Connect on Facebook or learn more at reformcaninebreedersandauctions.com.