PAWS Hearing Held

PAWS Hearing Held

 

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry's Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition and General Legislation held a hearing to discuss the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005 (PAWS) on November 8, 2005. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), the Subcommittee Chairman, chaired the hearing.

The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses, one representing Animal Interest Groups, on which the AKC has been invited to appear, and the other representing Animal Welfare Groups. AKC Chairman of the Board Ron Menaker represented and testified on behalf of the AKC at the hearing. The complete witness list appears below.

 

Panel 1: Animal Interest Groups

  • Witness 1
    Mr. Ron Menaker, Chairman - American Kennel Club

  • Witness 2
    Dr. Henry E. Childers, President - American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Witness 3
    Mr. John E. Hoffman, Esq. - Dog Fancier

 

Panel 2: Animal Welfare Groups

  • Witness 1
    Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO - Humane Society of the United States

  • Witness 2
    Sara Amundson, Legislative Director – Doris Day Animal League

  • Witness 3
    Norma Worley, Director – Animal Welfare Program, Maine Department of Agriculture

 

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