Reform Canine Breeding and Auctions, Inc., (RCBAA) started because of a discussion between dog lovers on Facebook and an auction of cavalier breeding stock. The discussion was about whether it was wise for members of the rescue community to raise money privately to buy dogs at a troubled breeder’s kennel-dissolution auction. We had an excellent debate.
That talk spurred many in the group to think about for-profit dog breeding and the best ways to reform it for the sake of improving the lives of the dogs. I wrote an article about the auction, which garnered a lot of attention.
My name is Ron Sturgeon. I’m an entrepreneur in Fort Worth, TX, and I’m active in rescue groups for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I decided to take the lead and use the momentum created by the auction debate. I started this group to help improve the lives of the dogs of every breed that are being bred for profit. You can view my resume on the site.
Thanks to people like you, RCBAA has grown and attracted commitments from dog lovers, rescue group members, vets, breeders, and ex-CEOs, CFOs, and civic leaders. Recently Hue Grant came on board to be the president, view his resume as well.
In a few short weeks, RCBAA has come a long way:
I’ve written several articles and posted them on facebook explaining our strategy. We want a simple goal, and want to work on the supply side of the issue (the breeders) rather than the demand/sales/commerce side. You can read my thoughts on how to reform the companion canine breeding business here.
Whatever we may want, dogs will be bred for profit and to meet demand, you can read my article about this reality here.
We intend to have a focused, well-funded effort to execute our strategy; you can learn more about that here.
We know that other groups may have other ideas about how to reform commercial dog breeding. Many want to restrict the places that dogs can be sold, many want better regulation of Internet sales of dogs, many want to reform AKC or USDA rules to better regulate breeders. Many of these approaches have merit, but, to succeed, we believe we must use our resources where they will do the most to advance our goal.
Our goal is a world in which every dog bred for profit is treated humanely, shown kindness, and bred using only medically sound practices.
We think you will agree that every dog deserves what we are asking for. We hope you will help us make it happen.
To accomplish that goal, we intend to:
I’ve posted other materials, including an initial list of what we don’t believe we will do, and what we think we likely do, as we work on our goal. These items could change as we continue to progress, and as our board meets to work out all our strategies.
These objectives are ambitious but realistic. You can help by lending your talents and support. Please join the discussion. Share this. Get involved. Volunteer. You can register to get no obligation updates here.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact me directly. You can make a difference. Fill out, here at the site, a volunteer and serve form, and attach a resume or summary of your skills and experience.