Government Relations

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.

Minnesota Senate File 1325 seeks to modify the use of certain traps used in hunting, and would require the reporting of pets or companion animals found caught in traps. This bill does not outlaw trapping. Instead, it seeks to require traps be set in a safe manner to significantly reduce the likelihood that dogs used in hunting will not be injured or killed.

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