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Iowans have one week left to comment on proposed animal welfare regulations published by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

IDALS continues to actively seek public input on this issue and AKC encourages Iowa breeders and hobbyists to comment and/or attend the October 30 public hearing.

View AKC’s previous alert for more information on the proposal.
View the IDALS press release for more background and information on the proposed changes.

How to Comment on the Proposal:
There are multiple ways to provide comments:

1) Comment online – The proposal may be viewed on the Iowa Administrative Rules website.  Comments may be made by clicking a specific section in the document itself or by clicking the “Comment Now” button on the right side of the page.

2) Attend the October 30 public hearing – A public hearing will be held where you may provide comments orally or in writing.  The details are as follows:

IDALS Regulations Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:00-10:00 am
Second Floor Conference Room
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa

For more information on the proposal, contact Maison Bleam of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at 515-281-7808 or; or AKC GR at