CA Ear Crop Bill Stopped in Committee
AB418, a bill to ban ear cropping of dogs, was held on the Suspense File yesterday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill may not be considered again until spring of 2006 when yet another Suspense hearing will be held. While AB418 could indeed be released next year, the proposed legislation is dead for 2005. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-ear-crop-bill-stopped-in-committee/ | May 26, 2005
Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance Proposed in Austin
Purebred dog owners in Austin—we need your help! The city's Animal Advisory Committee recently approved a proposal that could have a devastating impact on our sport. The measure, which now goes to the City Council for consideration, includes a mandatory spay/neuter provision for all dogs and cats over 6 months of age unless one purchases […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-spay-neuter-ordinance-proposed-in-austin/ | May 24, 2005
Immediate Help Needed on Pending Animal Control Proposals in Florida
There are currently two ordinances being proposed at the county level in Florida which have the potential to dramatically impact the rights of fanciers and hobby breeders. Your help is needed to defeat these proposals and protect the rights of Floridians to responsibly breed, show and own unaltered animals.   Palm Beach County Palm Beach […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/immediate-help-needed-on-pending-animal-control-proposals-in-florida/ | May 23, 2005
Last Chance to Help Stop CA Ear Crop Bill in Committee!
California fanciers will recall that the Assembly Appropriations Committee placed AB418—a bill to ban ear cropping—on the Suspense File in April due to concern over its potential financial impact on the state's economy. On May 25th, the committee will hold a hearing to announce which bills will be released from the Suspense file to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/last-chance-to-help-stop-ca-ear-crop-bill-in-committee/ | May 20, 2005
Ohio Looks at Repealing Breed-Specific Law
In response to a state Supreme Court decision last year that declared part of Ohio's breed-specific dangerous dog law unconstitutional , Representatives Kathy Walcher and Shawn Webster are sponsoring HB189. The bill makes significant revisions to the state's dangerous dog law, the most important being the repeal of an existing breed-specific provision that automatically declares […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-looks-at-repealing-breed-specific-law/ | May 3, 2005
Reminder: Help Still Needed in California!
There's still time to help oppose AB418, a bill to ban ear cropping, but fanciers must work quickly! With only a few short weeks to go before the Assembly Appropriations hearing, dog owners need to contact their representatives immediately with their concerns. Please see our April alert below for more information. [ Wednesday, April 13, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/reminder-help-still-needed-in-california/ | May 2, 2005
MA Federation Holds First-Ever Lobby Day
On Wednesday, April 20th, the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (Mass Fed) held its first-ever Lobby Day at the State House in Boston. The following is a summary of a report submitted by Charlotte McGowan, the federation’s Legislative Liaison. We extend our congratulations to all who participated in this very successful […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-federation-holds-first-ever-lobby-day/ | April 25, 2005
Immediate Help Needed to Oppose Texas BSL
Attention Texas dog owners! Rep. Al Edwards of Houston is sponsoring HB1096, a bill which would exempt any cities with a population of over 1.9 million from the current state law prohibiting breed-specific legislation. (Currently this includes the City of Houston only, but rapid growth in Dallas and San Antonio means these cities would be […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/immediate-help-needed-to-oppose-texas-bsl/ | April 7, 2005
CA Ear Crop Bill Passes Committee
AB418 passed out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety late yesterday afternoon. The bill, which would ban ear cropping of dogs, now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for fiscal analysis and then on to the full Assembly. Although several concerned fanciers attended yesterday's hearing, they were considerably outnumbered by supporters of AB418. Additionally, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-ear-crop-bill-passes-committee/ | April 6, 2005
Attention West Virginia Dog Owners
West Virginia dog owners should be aware of a fast-moving bill (SB277) that would prohibit the possession, breeding, and sale of exotic animals unless one obtains a special permit. The bill further establishes an Exotic Animal Regulation Board and grants it extensive powers, including the authority to regulate the permitting process, the operation of pet […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/attention-west-virginia-dog-owners/ | April 5, 2005

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