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The NY Assembly has approved a statewide ban on debarking, and now the bill is pending in the Senate Agriculture Committee.

The AKC opposes this bill, which would restrict the rights of responsible dog owners to make viable, safe decisions on behalf of their pets in conjunction with their veterinarian. Read AKC’s previous Legislative Alert for more information and talking points on the bill

Those who reside or participate in events in New York are encouraged to contact the Senate Agriculture Committee and ask them to oppose Assembly Bill 1679 (Click on each name to view legislative and district phone numbers):

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to closely monitor this legislation and provide updates as they become available. For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or

The NY Assembly has approved a statewide ban on debarking. Ask the Senate Agriculture Committee to oppose Assembly Bill 1679.