The Iowa Legislature is likely in the final days of session, and the AKC anticipates a final push...
The Iowa Legislature is likely in the final days of session, and the AKC anticipates a final push to pass costly and unreasonable regulations on breeders.
Iowa law already defines a commercial breeder as anyone who owns four intact dogs and receives any kind of consideration for breeding. SF 2254 would create even more costly, unnecessary and unreasonable requirements. It would be detrimental to responsible Iowa dog owners and breeders and make it virtually impossible for responsible dog owners and breeders to continue to raise quality, healthy purebred dogs.
Thanks to your calls and e-mails, Senate File 2254 has not moved for several weeks, but it is expected that supporters will attempt to push through a version of this measure in the final hours before the end of session.
AKC Government Relations has created a sample letter to personalize to help you communicate to the why it is important to support responsible dog breeders and fanciers by opposing this bill.
Read AKC’s previous Legislative Alert for more information on specific concerns with SF 2254.
How You Can Help:
Dog owners, breeders, fanciers and exhibitors in Iowa are encouraged to contact the following legislators TODAY and ask them to oppose all dog breeder regulations proposed this year:
Contact your State Senator AND State Representative– Click here to find the name and contact information for your state legislators.
Contact the Senate Ways and Means Committee – SF 2254 is currently pending in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Please contact each member of the committee and ask them to oppose SF 2254 in any form (Click on their names for more contact information):
Joe Bolkcom, Chair
Joe Seng, Vice Chair
Randy Feenstra, Ranking Member
William Dotzler, Jr.
For questions or more information on this bill, please contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.