Monday, March 07, 2011

Book Review: “How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure” by Allie Phillips

For an individual like myself, who is aware of this deadly secret occurring in America, this book shares so much more information on the subject of pound seizure and what happens to former family pets once they have become victim of the practice; and to those who are unfamiliar with the topic, this book is an eye-opener!

Pound seizure, or pound release, is when an animal shelter sells or gives away cats and dogs to Class B dealers (random source dealers), who are licensed by the USDA, who then resell the animals for research and experimentation. It also involves shelters providing animals directly to research laboratories or university training programs. It is unknown how many shelter animals are sold into a tortured life of experimentation because accurate records are not available from many states.

As an animal advocate and an attorney, Allie Phillips dives head first into the world of pound seizure and takes the reader on an insightful journey that most shelters and states do want the public to take. Allie speaks from an honest place, sharing her own personal experiences with pound seizure. The information in this book is not always easy to read but it is necessary, for anyone who is determined to stop this horrible practice.

After explaining exactly what pound seizure is and why the practice continues, Allie looks at all those who are involved, including: animal shelters, animal dealers, research facilities and universities, and the animal victims and survivors. This book is filled with useful information for anyone who wishes to learn more about America’s dirty little secret of brokering animals and provides pages of helpful tips on becoming an advocate for putting an end to pound seizure.

For more information on pound seizure and to get your copy of Allie’s book, please click here.

You can also learn more about this horrific practice and information on animal testing by visiting Alley Cat Rescue’s website.

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