Assembly Bill 485 is scheduled for consideration and a vote by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 17. Like many other measures that reference 'retail pet sales" or "pet stores", this measure is aimed squarely at restricting the availability of purpose-bred dogs and cats. California residents are strongly urged to contact members of the […] | May 12, 2017
NJ S 3041 Final Countdown: Urge Senate to Support Conditional Veto; Thank Gov. Christie
Last week, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Senate Bill 3041, incorporating all the changes requested by AKC and like-minded organizations, including NAIA and PIJAC. We thank everyone who contacted the Governor for their part in this successful outcome. | May 9, 2017
Urge NY Assembly to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Homeowner’s Insurance
The NY Assembly is expected to vote soon on a bill that would prohibit homeowner's insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. | May 5, 2017
Alabama: Comments Due by 10:00 a.m. TOMORROW (May 5) on Proposed Field Trial Restrictions
The deadline to submit comments on a proposed rule change that would restrict field trials in Alabama is tomorrow, May 5, at 10:00 a.m. | May 4, 2017
Riverside, CA, Continues Effort to Develop Breeder Licensing, Retail Sales Ban
The Land Use Committee of the City of Riverside's City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 8th. The agenda includes the consideration of drafting laws that would ban the retail sales of pets and require breeder licensing. | May 3, 2017
Delaware: Ask Governor to Sign Bill Outlawing Breed-Specific Policies
The Delaware Legislature has passed House Bill 13, which would protect the rights of responsible Delaware dog owners by prohibiting any dog from being declared 'potentially dangerous' or 'dangerous' under state law simply based on the dog's breed. | May 3, 2017
Congratulations New Jersey Advocates: Governor Conditionally Vetoed S.3041!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed Senate Bill 3041. The AKC, a multitude of our grassroots advocates, and a number of organizations allied in opposition to the onerous provisions of the legislation, worked together in urging Governor Christie to veto the bill. The […] | May 2, 2017
USDA Releases Updated Animal Welfare Act Regulations Booklet
The Animal Welfare Act and regulations establish federal standards for humane care and treatment of certain animals that are bred for commercial sale, transported commercially, used in biomedical research, and exhibited to the public. | April 28, 2017
Alabama: Committee to Vote Tomorrow on Bill Allowing Private Citizens to Remove Dogs from Vehicles
The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider a bill tomorrow (Wednesday, April 26) that would allow a private citizen to forcibly enter a vehicle if they believe a person or pet in the vehicle is in danger. Alabama citizens are encouraged to contact the committee prior to the meeting tomorrow to respectfully express […] | April 25, 2017
CA Update: Bill Limiting Consumer Choice Passes First Committee
AKC strongly opposes any measure that restricts choice by compelling people and/or retailers to obtain pets solely from shelter or rescue distributors. | April 21, 2017

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