The Nebraska Legislature is considering a series of measures that would make numerous changes to the state’s Commercial Dog Breeder and Operator Inspection Act.
The Nebraska Legislature is set to consider several measures that will impact dog owners and breeders, including an amendment that could force a dog owner to forfeit their animals for only a suspicion of animal cruelty – even before a conviction by the court.
The Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday (April 13) that would make several changes to the commonwealth’s consumer protection laws. The AKC believes that many of the changes in the bill as introduced are positive and would protect the rights of the seller and provide appropriate recourse for purchasers if there is a significant health issue with their new puppy.
The American Kennel Club supports a bill filed in the United States House of Representatives that would add federal protections for the pets of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has concerns regarding the legal pragmatism of HB 6187. These include the potential for legal confusion about who will be ultimately responsible for making decisions impacting animals if an advocate participates in a case, and providing advocates akin to guardians ad litem that are traditionally used to protect the interests of minors and other people lacking legal capacity.
The NY Assembly has approved a statewide ban on debarking. Ask the Senate Agriculture Committee to oppose Assembly Bill 1679.
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