Update: CA Ear Crop Bill Referred to Committee
AB418, Asm. Paul Koretz’s bill to ban ear cropping in California, has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. However, no action can be taken on the bill until mid-March. AKC will continue to provide updates as we learn when AB418 is scheduled for a hearing. Read more about this negative legislation in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ca-ear-crop-bill-referred-to-committee/ | March 1, 2005
BSL Defeated in IL, OK
AKC is pleased to report that thanks to strong opposition by responsible dog owners, two state-level breed-specific initiatives have been stopped in their tracks. In Oklahoma, Sen. Reynolds recently dropped his support of SB247, which would have allowed municipalities to enact breed-specific laws. Without the Senator's support, the bill effectively died in committee. On Wednesday, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/bsl-defeated-in-il-ok/ | February 25, 2005
Vermont Considers Breeder Licensing
Attention Vermont fanciers! Sen. John Campbell is sponsoring S66, a bill that would amend the definition of "pet merchant" to include anyone who sells, exchanges, or donates animals. Duly incorporated humane societies would be exempt. Under existing law in Vermont, "pet merchants" must be licensed by the state at a cost of $150 per year. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/vermont-considers-breeder-licensing/ | February 23, 2005
California State Bill Would Prohibit Ear Cropping
As many fanciers are now aware, officials in West Hollywood, California recently proposed a city ordinance that would ban ear cropping, tail docking and other non-therapeutic measures. AKC has been actively working with California fanciers and parent clubs to oppose the ordinance. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) shared AKC’s concern over the measure because […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-state-bill-would-prohibit-ear-cropping/ | February 18, 2005
Illinois Looks at BSL
Rep. Jerry Mitchell has introduced HB1128, a bill to allow Illinois municipalities to enact breed-specific laws. (A statewide dangerous dog law passed only two years ago prohibits such legislation.) The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Committee on Agriculture and Conservation on Wednesday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. The American Kennel Club […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-looks-at-bsl/ | February 11, 2005
Breeder Licensing Bill Introduced in Illinois
Illinois dog owners, your help is needed immediately to oppose HB707. Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Nekritz, the bill would amend the state’s Animal Welfare Act by requiring licenses for all “animal caretakers.” This definition includes but is not limited to anyone who sells, exchanges, or offers for adoption dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeder-licensing-bill-introduced-in-illinois/ | February 8, 2005
West Hollywood, CA Considers Crop/Dock Ban (UPDATE)
At last night's meeting, Mayor John Duran followed through with his introduction of a motion to ban ear cropping, tail docking, debarking and other non-therapeutic procedures. If such a measure is allowed to pass, it will establish a very dangerous model for other cities and states to follow. Help is needed immediately from fanciers --particularly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-hollywood-ca-considers-crop-dock-ban-update/ | February 8, 2005
BSL Introduced in New Mexico – Update!
AKC has learned that last night the Senate Public Affairs Committee postponed hearing SB188. The bill will NOT be on the schedule for today's meeting, however it will likely be heard in the near future, perhaps as early as next week. Please check the New Mexico Legislature's Committee Calendar http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/agecalendars.asp for scheduling information. Fanciers are […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/bsl-introduced-in-new-mexico-update/ | February 4, 2005
Fanciers, Hunters Concerned About Texas Cruelty Bill
Hunters and dog fanciers in Texas are extremely concerned about HB326 and its companion, SB172. The identical bills would amend the state's cruelty law in several ways. First, the measures make it a crime to cause bodily injury to an animal, with "animal" being defined as any "nonhuman mammal, bird or captive amphibian or reptile." […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fanciers-hunters-concerned-about-texas-cruelty-bill/ | February 3, 2005
Virginia Breeders Face Licensing and Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill – Update!
UPDATE: HB2927 was stricken from the docket on February 2nd. Many thanks to the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and the countless Virginia dog owners who helped make this victory possible! Please continue to watch our Web site for information about other pending legislation in Virginia.    [Monday, January 24, 2005] Immediate help is needed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-breeders-face-licensing-and-mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-update/ | February 3, 2005

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