NJ Update: Governor Signs Concerning Cost of Care Bill into Law
Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 981 into law.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) still believes that S.981 is actually designed to protect the business of shelters and rescues, not better protect dogs or ownership interests.  AKC believes the new law abandons interests of reasonableness, fairness, and equity for people […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-governor-signs-concerning-cost-care-bill-law/ | July 28, 2023
Urgent: Activists Pushing Anti-Breeder Bills in Congress – Call Your Lawmakers TODAY!
This week, animal rights activists are ramping up their efforts to urge Congress to pass laws that could undermine the proper care of dogs, and even create an environment for abuse and unnecessary euthanasia of animals. Your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators to hear from you TODAY!  Let them know you are a constituent […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-activists-pushing-anti-breeder-bills-congress-call-lawmakers-today/ | July 20, 2023
Federal: Increased Dog Import Requirements, Better Protection Against Rabies Part of CDC Proposal
As previously reported, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed a new rule to address the public health risk of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV) associated with the importation of dogs into the United States. CDC notes that the close relationship between dogs and people means that there is a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/federal-increased-dog-import-requirements-better-protection-rabies-part-cdc-proposal/ | July 18, 2023
Increased Enforcement, Continued High Compliance Demonstrated in 2022 APHIS Impact Report
Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) published its 2022 Impact Report.  The report provides an overview of APHIS’ activities and successes. APHIS oversees over 13,000 breeders, dealers, and exhibitors; research facilities, transporters, and dog importers who are subject to the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA).  2022 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/increased-enforcement-continued-high-compliance-demonstrated-2022-aphis-impact-report/ | July 13, 2023
Delaware Session Ends for Year: Barking Dog Bill Held, Pet Insurance Bill Advances
The first session of the Delaware General Assembly has closed for the year. House Bill 124 which seeks to regulate barking dogs remained in the House Appropriations Committee.  Additionally, the General Assembly approved House Bill 156 which establishes the comprehensive framework for the regulation of pet insurance transactions in Delaware. House Bill 124 would prohibit […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-session-ends-year-barking-dog-bill-held-pet-insurance-bill-advances/ | July 10, 2023
This Just In: CDC Extends Suspension of Dogs from Countries Classified as High-Risk for Rabies
On Monday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will announce an extension of the temporary suspension of dog imports from countries classified as high risk for rabies.  The extension will not make changes to the current rules and will remain in effect through July 31, 2024. The CDC believes the suspension […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/just-cdc-extends-suspension-dogs-countries-classified-high-risk-rabies/ | July 7, 2023

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