Virginia Alert: Albemarle County to Consider Arbitrary Changes to Cruelty, Tethering Laws on Wednesday (10/3)
The Albemarle County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal on Wednesday, October 3, that makes numerous changes to their animal control laws, including restricting humane tethering and expanding what is considered cruelty in the county. The American Kennel Club strongly believes that no dog should ever be kept in conditions where its health, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-alert-albemarle-county-consider-arbitrary-changes-cruelty-tethering-laws-wednesday-10-3/ | September 28, 2018
Tulare Co., CA: ACT NOW! Draconian Proposal Seeks to Expand Animal Ordinance, Require Permits/Fees, Establish Arbitrary Requirements That Harm Hobby Breeding
Please share this information with animal owners, dog breeders, farmers, and agricultural businesses in Tulare County, CA.  Certain provisions of concern would apply not just to dog owners, but also to all animals and animal owners in the county. Tulare County, CA is considering a proposal that would significantly revise the county Animal Ordinance and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tulare-co-ca-act-now-draconian-proposal-seeks-expand-animal-ordinance-require-permits-fees-establish-arbitrary-requirements-harm-hobby-breeding/ | September 28, 2018
Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in Support of HR 4577
Read the Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in Support of HR 4577 here. 
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/joint-letter-u-s-senate-commerce-committee-support-hr-4577/ | September 21, 2018
National Association of Biomedical Research Files Complaint with U.S. Department of Transportation
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes the invaluable contributions to both human and veterinary medical knowledge and practices that have resulted from medical research on animal subjects, including dogs.  Animal research has led to innumerable health advances that have saved or improved millions of human and animal lives. View AKC’s position statement on The Use […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/national-association-biomedical-research-files-complaint-u-s-department-transportation/ | September 19, 2018
CT Update: New Haven Board of Alders Holds Item Requiring Breeder and Litter Permits, Other Requirements
Yesterday evening, the New Haven (CT) Board of Alders decided to delay consideration of changes to their animal ordinance, providing the Board with more time to review letters its received, including those from AKC, local clubs, and concerned residents.  As currently worded, the resolution would establish breeder and litter permits, charge city personnel with evaluating […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-new-haven-board-alders-holds-item-requiring-breeder-litter-permits-requirements/ | September 19, 2018
Florida Court Ruling: Amendment to Ban Greyhound Racing Will Be on State Ballot in November
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that proposed Amendment 13 to the Florida Constitution can appear on the ballot on November 6, 2018. This amendment seeks to ban Greyhound racing in the state effective December 31, 2020. Please scroll down to view the text of the proposed amendment. The American Kennel Club’s canine legislation position […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-court-ruling-amendment-ban-greyhound-racing-will-state-ballot-november/ | September 18, 2018
Urge U.S. Senate to Advance HR 4577 to Support National Security Defense, Purpose-Bred Dog Breeding and Standards for US Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
Summary: The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards and capacity for explosives detection dogs and encourages domestic breeding programs.  Please contact your Senators now and ask them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-u-s-senate-advance-hr-4577-support-national-security-defense-purpose-bred-dog-breeding-standards-us-bomb-sniffing-dogs/ | September 17, 2018
CT: New Haven to VOTE on Breeder and Litter Permits, Dangerous Dog Requirements Monday (9/17)
This Monday, September 17, the New Haven Board of Alders is scheduled to vote on significant changes to the city’s animal ordinance.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is deeply concerned with changes that will impact hobby breeders, including new breeder and litter permits, inspections of breeders’ facilities, and breeding suitability determinations to be made by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-new-haven-vote-breeder-litter-permits-dangerous-dog-requirements-monday-9-17/ | September 13, 2018
Urge U.S. Senate to Advance HR 4577 NOW to Support National Security Defense, Purpose-Bred Dog Breeding and Standards for US Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
Summary: The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards and capacity for explosives detection dogs and encourages domestic breeding programs.  Please contact your Senators now and ask them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-u-s-senate-advance-hr-4577-now-support-national-security-defense-purpose-bred-dog-breeding-standards-us-bomb-sniffing-dogs/ | September 12, 2018
NJ Update: Shamong Township Tabled Anti-Breeder Proposal
Yesterday evening, the Shamong Township (NJ) Committee unanimously tabled proposed changes to the Township’s animal ordinances, which included future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with five or more intact females, breeding and ownership restrictions, and a ban on retail sales at pet stores.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly opposed the proposal. The American Kennel […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-shamong-township-tabled-anti-breeder-proposal/ | September 5, 2018

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