Supply and Demand
Picture a youngster asking for a puppy in the HSUS-dominated world of 2040:
"Mom, when are we going to get a puppy?"
"When we've saved enough money, sweetheart."
"When will that be?"
"When we can afford to visit Aunt Mindy."
"But she lives so far away!"
"I know, sweetheart. But she lives in the only state left where people can still raise dogs."
"Why can't we get a puppy at the Shelter?"
"We can do that, honey. It depends on what kind of puppies they've got, and that depends on how many dogs they took away from their guardians."
"Jerry got a puppy last month. Why can't we have a puppy now?"
"Jerry's parents took out a second mortgage on their house, honey. It costs a lot of money to adopt a dog."
"Mom, why are dogs so expensive anyway?"
"Well, dear, the Human Society of the United States helped everybody to realize how terrible it was to bring too many puppies and kittens into the world. Then they helped everyone to realize how awful it was to own dogs that were big. After that, they helped people to realize that it wasn't right to keep pets at all unless they were treated exactly the same as humans. That meant they had to be adopted, and adoptions cost a lot of money. "
"How much money, Mom?"
"Good question, dear. It costs a lot of money to pass the adoption inspections, and we'd have to hire someone to stay home with the puppy when I'm working - just like Mary stays with you. Dog nannies are very expensive. Puppies usually only go to homes where one parent works and one stays home. It's the same as adopting a human child."
"But Mom - dogs aren't humans, are they?"
"No dear. But they have the same right to a full-time caregiver just like you."
"Why, Mom? I mean, I know a puppy is just as important as any kid, but - do they really need a nanny?"
"Yes, dear, that's the law. But don't worry, sweetheart, HSUS has a big list of puppy nannies that we can choose from. We just have to save up the $10,000. adoption fee, set up a trust for the $2,000. yearly veterinary costs and save up the money for your puppy's life and health insurance needs. But it'll only cost about $100. a month for his HSUS dog food. That's about it for a puggle."
HSUS adoption inspections. Guardianship. Mandatory spay/neuter. One state licensing dog breeders. No purebreds. Mandatory pet life and health insurance. And NO litters because all pets are altered before leaving the breeding station.
The next step, of course, is to outlaw pet ownership....