Iowa Alert: Your Opposition Needed — Harmful Breeder Bills Advancing
Bills are moving in both the Iowa House and Senate that would further regulate those who maintain four or more intact dogs and receive any kind of consideration for breeding or transferring even one dog.  The bills have now passed subcommittee and could be considered by the full committees any time.  It is essential that […] | February 11, 2016
Update: New Jersey SB 63 Tabled Until March
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 On Monday, February 08, New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was considered by the State Senate’s Economic Growth Committee.  During the hearing, testimony was accepted by concerned citizens and interest groups from across the animal interest spectrum.  In response, Committee Chairman Raymond Lesniak, the sponsor of SB 63, tabled further consideration of […] | February 9, 2016
Michigan Committee Considering Bill Allowing Citizens to Remove Animals from Vehicles
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 566 on Tuesday, February 9, which would allow private citizens to remove an animal or minor from a vehicle if they believe that the animal’s health or safety is in danger, only if all the following apply: The person determines the vehicle is locked […] | February 5, 2016
Missouri Committee to Consider Prohibiting Breed-Specific Laws on Monday (2/8)
The Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee will consider a bill on Monday, February 8, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in Missouri by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.  It would also void any current local breed-specific policies or regulations in the state.   Municipalities would still be permitted to protect public […] | February 5, 2016
New York: Ask Committee to Support Legislation Protecting Dogs Kept in Outdoor Shelters
The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill on Tuesday, February 9, that would clarify current law regarding minimum standards for dogs kept in outdoor shelters.  Current law already provides minimum requirements for dogs kept outdoors in inclement weather and extreme temperatures.  Assembly Bill 7033 contains reasonable clarifications to these requirements that would […] | February 5, 2016
Tennessee: URGENT! Hearing Mon. on Dog Breeder Bill that Authorizes Warrantless Searches & High Fees
Tennessee committees will vote on Monday and Tuesday on two bills of grave concern to dog owners. Senate Bill 2175 and House Bill 2303 would require regulation, inspection, and potentially high registration fees for dog breeders.  Exemptions in the bill for exhibitors, hunters, and fanciers are essentially meaningless. These bills would also authorize warrantless searches […] | February 4, 2016
Utah Seeks to Define “Commercial Breeder” as Anyone with Six Dogs
Utah House Bill 132 will define a commercial breeder as “a person who for a fee or other consideration; maintains in a kennel at any time six or more dogs for breeding or six or more cats for breeding and sells, leases, trades, barters, auctions, or provides to another person the offspring of those dogs […] | February 4, 2016
Wisconsin Senate to Consider Bill TOMORROW (2/4) to Make it Harder to Reclaim Pets
A Wisconsin Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill TOMORROW (Thursday, February 4) that is identical to the Assembly bill making it more difficult to reclaim lost dogs, or dogs seized on suspicion of a violation of a state animal law.  Changes of concern in the bill include: Shortening the time in which an […] | February 3, 2016
NJ Action Needed: Hearing Monday on Radical Bill to Repeal Consumer Protections & Limit Pet Choice
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 On Monday, February 8, 2016, the New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee will consider Senate Bill 63.  The bill repeals consumer protection laws for pet purchasers, prohibits the sale of dogs unless the transactions are conducted face-to-face, and requires pet shops to sell dogs sourced only from shelters and pounds.  Because […] | February 3, 2016
Kansas: House Committee to Consider Expanded Breeder/Rescue Inspections & Regulations on Feb 3
The Kansas House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is considering a bill this Wednesday, February 3, that will expand who must be regulated under the state’s breeder laws. The bill will also create new requirements for those who are involved in rescue and those who keep at least 4 dogs during any week for […] | February 1, 2016

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