AKC Urges USDA to Improve Animal Welfare Act
In a letter to Secretary Ann Veneman, the American Kennel Club is urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make important and needed improvements to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals sold at wholesale, used in research, and transported commercially. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-urges-usda-to-improve-animal-welfare-act/ | April 7, 2003
Washington Considers Anti-BSL, Help Needed
Washington would become the 10th state to preclude breed-specific laws if pending legislation passes. HB2043 amends the state dangerous dog law to include "the breed of dog shall not be a determining factor when declaring a dog potentially dangerous or dangerous." This important amendment supports the position of the American Kennel Club and numerous other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-considers-anti-bsl-help-needed/ | March 27, 2003
NJ Fanciers Win First Round in BSL Battle
Faced with strong opposition from New Jersey dog owners, Assemblyman John Burzichelli has vowed to withdraw his breed-specific bill (A2906) when the legislature reconvenes in May. In a statement made on March 21st, Asm. Burzichelli said he plans to introduce new, generic legislation that will strengthen the state's dangerous dog law without targeting specific breeds. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-fanciers-win-first-round-in-bsl-battle/ | March 24, 2003
UPDATE RI: Fancy Meets with Legislators
UPDATE (March 21, 2003)—Rhode Island dog fanciers had a productive meeting with House Leader Gordon Fox this week regarding the “animal protection” bill (HB5817) that contains many troublesome provisions. Fox, who is a sponsor of HB5817, listened to the concerns expressed by the fancy and appears committed to addressing their many concerns. He will take […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ri-fancy-meets-with-legislators/ | March 21, 2003
AKC Urges USDA To Make Important Changes To AWA
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make important enhancements to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) that will improve the enforcement of the AWA and the overall welfare of purebred dogs. In a letter to USDA Secretary Ann Veneman the AKC urged the USDA to: Close a loophole […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-urges-usda-to-make-important-changes-to-awa/ | March 8, 2003
CA Bill Prohibits Performance Events/Hunting with Dogs
AKC and California dog owners are outraged by legislation that prohibits hunting with dogs or training for that purpose. This bill (AB342) was intended to restrict the hunting of fur-bearing animals with dogs but is extremely poorly worded. As written, AB342 makes it illegal for any dog to hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-bill-prohibits-performance-events-hunting-with-dogs/ | March 4, 2003
Maryland Considers Debarking Bill
Help is needed immediately to defeat legislation that has been introduced in Maryland to severely restrict debarking of dogs. The bill (H355) is currently awaiting a vote by the House Committee on Environmental Matters. Debarking of dogs is a commonly misunderstood practice. When performed by a veterinarian, debarking is an acceptable medical procedure that is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-considers-debarking-bill/ | March 4, 2003
NJ Update: BSL Pending, Help Needed
Immediate help from New Jersey dog owners is needed to defeat legislation that would severely restrict ownership of "pit bulls" and possibly Rottweilers. A2906 was introduced in October 2002 and fanciers immediately rallied to educate lawmakers about the ineffectiveness of breed-specific legislation. An identical Senate bill, S2381, was introduced in late February. We must act […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-bsl-pending-help-needed/ | February 14, 2003
United Eliminates Restrictions On Traveling With Dogs
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that as of February 15, 2003 United Airlines will eliminate the restrictions against shipment of dogs that were imposed in June of 2000, and again allow them to be shipped as either excess baggage, cargo or carry-on. "The many letters written to United by dedicated fanciers played a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/united-eliminates-restrictions-on-traveling-with-dogs/ | February 14, 2003
United Lifts Ban On Shipping Dogs As Baggage
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that as of February 15, 2003 United Airlines will eliminate the restrictions against shipment of dogs that were imposed in June of 2000, and again allow them to be shipped as either excess baggage, cargo or carry-on. "The many letters written to United by dedicated fanciers played a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/united-lifts-ban-on-shipping-dogs-as-baggage/ | February 14, 2003

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