CODE of ETHICS
CODE of ETHICS
Rick and Terry Simpson
HC 79 Box 52-E
Romney, WV 26757
This Code of Ethics was devised by
John W. Merrell
Gateway Farm Alpacas
Recognizing the need to maintain high standards of conduct within the alpaca
industry, to support the activities of our fellow alpaca owners and breeders,
and to ensure the long term health and viablility of the industry, A Pacapacas
Farm is committed to the following principles and practices:
We will faithfully adhere to, and support, the bylaws and operating procedures
of the American Owners and Breeders Association ("the Organization").
We will will not engage in conduct that is detrimental to the purposes of the
Organization, its members or the American Alpaca Industry.
We will maintain honest and open business practices, including full disclosure
of known or suspected health problems, conformational defects, or negative
We will refrain from misleading, fraudulent, or dishonest statements regarding
the industry, the breed, or the marketablity of individual animals.
We will commit to a process of dispute resolution meant to protect the best
interests of all parties. Such process will give primary consideration to open
communication, mediation and/or arbitration prior to any civil or criminal
By agreeing to these standards, we acknowledge that our actions may be reviewed
by our peers, and that we may be subject to disciplinary decisions including
censure, suspension of membership privileges for a specified period of time, or
expulsion from the Organization.
Our agreement to these standards is voluntary and does not constitute a
revocation of any other legal rights that we may choose to exercise.
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