PAWS Hearing Scheduled
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has announced that its Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition and General Legislation will hold a hearing to discuss the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005 (PAWS) on November 8, 2005. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), the Subcommittee Chairman, will chair the hearing.
The hearing will consist 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. Chairman of the Board Ron Menaker will represent and testify on behalf of the AKC at the hearing. The complete witness list appears below.
Panel 1: Animal Interest Groups
Mr. Ron Menaker, Chairman - American Kennel Club
Dr. Henry E. Childers, President - American Veterinary Medical Association
Mr. John E. Hoffman, Esq. - Dog Fancier
Panel 2: Animal Welfare Groups
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO - Humane Society of the United States
Sara Amundson, Legislative Director – Doris Day Animal League
Norma Worley, Director – Animal Welfare Program, Maine Department of Agriculture