PAWS Hearing Scheduled

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
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