Thanh Nguyen

Chuyện chó

Posted on: April 11, 2009

Biden’s Puppy Breeder: “Never,

Never, Never Again” Woman is

vilified for selling a pedigreed pup to

the Bidens.

By KAREN ARAIZA

Updated 2:48 PM EDT, Fri, Apr 10, 2009

Fifteen minutes of fame turned into four months of bitter remorse for the Chester County woman who sold the Bidens their adorable little German shepherd puppy.

Linda Brown‘s been investigated, scorned and had her life threatened.

“I thought when Joe Biden bought a puppy from me, what an honor,” Brown told the Daily Local News. “Out of millions of breeders in the country, in the world, he picked me.”

That was December.

When the story got out, Brown faced backlash from pet lovers who thought the Bidens should have opted for a shelter over a breeder to find their new puppy.

PETA seized the moment as an opportunity to blame the killing of shelter animals on people who buy from breeders. The organization’s TV commercial, “Buy One, Get One Killed” ran in Delaware after the Biden puppy story made headlines.

Dog wardens from the state showed up at Brown’s Wolf Den kennel, repeatedly, for inspections.

“I was cited for a piece of kibble on the floor and five strands of dog hair. They took a picture of that, they walked around, snapped pictures and don’t tell you why,” Brown told the newspaper.

She was found “not guilty” for each citation, but hiring a lawyer for the court hearings has cost her $4,000 so far in legal fees.

Brown says she and Biden both received death threats from animal activists.

“Never, never, never again,” Brown said about selling a dog to anyone with a high profile.

Her advice to breeders who’ve called about the Obama‘s puppy search: Don’t do it!

“It’s been horrific since December,” she said.

Suppose that you don’t have any dog at all and you have a right to have a dog to raise him or her. What do you want to do between pick a dog from an animal shelter or buy a dog from  breeder?  ( breeders = people who raises and sell puppies (baby dogs).

animal shelter = nơi giữ các con chó hoang, không có chủ, hoặc chủ gặp khó khăn có thể đem chó đến đây vứt bỏ. Animal shelter thường nuôi chó hoang, cho ăn, cho uống, chích ngừa… và khi một ai muốn nuôi một con chó, họ có thể tới đó xin 1 con, trả một ít phí tổn nhỏ (vài chục đô hoặc trả tiền chích ngừa cho animal shelter). Vì animal shelter có số lượng chó càng ngày càng nhiều (Mỹ có 150-178 triệu con chó), có khi không còn chuồng để giữ, hoặc không còn chỗ chứa, các animal shelter thường tiêm thuốc để giết những con chó ở trong animal thời gian lâu nhất (trên 1 năm) mà vẫn chưa có ai xin về nuôi. Họ không dùng chữ giết mà dùng chữ make him or her sleep.

Các hội bảo vệ súc vật thường khuyến khích mọi người tới animal shelter xin chó về nuôi, hoặc họ cung cấp thức ăn, tiền bạc cho người nuôi chó hoang. Ngoài ra, chính quyền địa phương quận huyện cũng phải cấp tiền bạc cho người nuôi chó hoang để họ có tiền mua thức ăn cho chó và nuôi chính bản thân của họ.  (Due to not to know well who gives fund for animal shelter to stay active, I have to make it up some of the above information. I will update it when I figure out more information about it.)

Breeder= những người nuôi chó giống, bán 1 con giá từ 250-1000.

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