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Regulation Highlights May 2021

Here are some highlights of state-level regulatory issues AKC GR has recently addressed.  Visit AKC’s Regulatory Resource Center for more information on these and other significant regulatory issues addressed by AKC Government Relations.

  • Federal – U.S. Department of Agriculture –The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) recently issued its 2020 Impact Report. Despite COVID-19, the agency contacted 100 percent of the facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act, including facilities maintained by regulated breeders, to review records, monitor compliance, and offer remote support.  This involved over 18,000 phone calls and emails between the months of March and August alone. Additionally, APHIS distributed more than 1.1 million oral vaccine baits in Texas to prevent canine rabies from reemerging along the U.S./ Mexican border. Click here to view the full report, which details more of APHIS Animal Care’s 2020 accomplishments.