NH Update: Bill to Criminalize Some Breeders Likely Dead for 2024
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to report that an extremist New Hampshire bill that would have criminalized some breeders failed to meet a March 28, 2024, legislative deadline, likely ending any further consideration of the bill for the remainder of the 2024 legislative session. House Bill 1102 sought to describe brachycephaly as a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-bill-criminalize-breeders-likely-dead-2024/ | March 29, 2024
NY Update: Debarking Bill Continues to Advance – Contact Your State Senator
The New York Senate Agriculture Committee has advanced Senate Bill 142, which seeks to ban “debarking” – a standard veterinary practice also known as bark softening – unless the procedure is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate.  New York dog owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-update-debarking-bill-continues-advance-contact-state-senator/ | March 28, 2024
NH Update: Bill to Criminalize Some Breeders Tabled
Earlier today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 232-140 to table House Bill 1102, which suspended further consideration of the extremist bill that seeks to describe brachycephaly as a “birth deformity that causes suffering” and would criminalize the sale and breeding of brachycephalic dogs and any dog that could be claimed to have a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-bill-criminalize-breeders-tabled/ | March 28, 2024
CA Update: LA Committee Likely Reconsidering Breeder Permit Suspension Next Week
Summary: On Wednesday, April 3, the Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee is expected to discuss a 2023 proposal to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. This would impact all who breed in the city, and as currently enforced it could also impact all owners of intact dogs even if they are not […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-la-committee-likely-reconsidering-breeder-permit-suspension-next-week/ | March 28, 2024
California: Bill Seeks to Regulate Hobby Breeders
California Assembly Bill 2425, a bill sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation seeking to address concerns in animal shelters, has been amended to also include regulations on hobbyist dog breeders. The proposal insinuates that people who breed as few as ONE litter are contributing to animal shelter population concerns. What You Can Do: Although the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-seeks-regulate-hobby-breeders/ | March 28, 2024
Arizona Update: Bill Changing Cruelty, Dogs Outdoors Laws Continues to Advance
The Arizona House of Representatives is expected to soon consider a bill that amends the state’s cruelty laws, including providing new, reasonable provisions regarding shelters for dogs kept primarily outdoors. Those who wish to comment may reach out to their Arizona State Representative.  Visit www.akcgr.org/officials and type your address to get your state representative’s name […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arizona-update-bill-changing-cruelty-dogs-outdoors-laws-continues-advance/ | March 26, 2024
Illinois: Springfield City Council Considering Licensing All Breeders
The Springfield (IL) City Council is expected to consider a proposal on Wednesday, March 27, that would require all who breed dogs “for the purpose of sale” to obtain a $100 annual registration. The proposal is very broad and could impact anyone who breeds and sells even one dog for conformation, performance, sporting, etc.  The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-springfield-city-council-considering-licensing-breeders/ | March 25, 2024
US Senate: Goldie’s Act Allows for Seizure of Dogs for Undefined ‘Psychological Harm’ – Oppose Now
Late last week, Goldie’s Act (HR 1788/S 4033), was introduced in the U.S. Senate. This harmful bill: Redefines “violations” of the federal Animal Welfare Act; Allows for immediate seizure or euthanasia of animals suffering from “psychological harm”, a term it does not define; Removes distinctions between minor non-compliances such as paperwork errors and animal care […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-senate-goldies-act-allows-seizure-dogs-undefined-psychological-harm-oppose-now/ | March 25, 2024
VT: Hearing on March 27 – Oppose Restrictions on Pet Sales
On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Vermont House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry will hear testimony on HB 567, which seeks to restrict retail pet sales by: Requiring the one current Vermont pet store to maintain ownership in order to continue selling dogs and cats, and cap sales at the same number they […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vt-hearing-march-27-oppose-restrictions-pet-sales/ | March 25, 2024
NH Alert: House to Vote Thursday on Extremist Bill to Criminalize Some Breeders
SUMMARY: On Thursday, March 28, 2024, the New Hampshire House of Representatives is expected to vote on House Bill 1102, an extremist bill that seeks to describe brachycephaly as a “birth deformity that causes suffering” and would criminalize the sale and breeding of brachycephalic dogs and any dog that could be claimed to have a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-alert-house-vote-thursday-extremist-bill-criminalize-breeders/ | March 25, 2024

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