CT ALERT: House Amendment Would Restrict Consumer Choice – Urge Opposition Today!
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Since early this year, the Connecticut General Assembly has been pressed to adopt HB 5386, which originally sought to prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs or cats from anywhere but animal shelters and rescues.  This would be similar to a 2018 law enacted in California. In March, a legislative committee significantly […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-alert-house-amendment-restrict-consumer-choice-urge-opposition-today/ | May 23, 2019
New Jersey Action Alert: Contact Assembly Members, Ask for AKC Amendment to Pet Leasing Bill
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Combined New Jersey Assembly Bills 4552/4385 seeks to prohibit the leasing of dogs and cats.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that as currently worded the bill may impact the ability of responsible breeders to enter into limited-term leases for the purposes of breeding.  Such leases have historically been used […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-action-alert-contact-assembly-members-ask-akc-amendment-pet-leasing-bill/ | May 22, 2019
Informational Update: NY Update on Hunting/Field Trial Legislation
May 21, 2019 The AKC continues to closely monitor Assembly Bill 722 and Senate Bill 3830, which seek to limit hunting in the state. On Friday, these bills were amended to exempt certain field trials including field trials in dog training areas, so long as no game are killed. However, the bills would still prevent […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/informational-update-ny-update-hunting-field-trial-legislation/ | May 21, 2019
USDA APHIS Proposed Rules Comment Period Extended Until June 5
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has confirmed that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has extended the period during which the public may offer comments about proposed changes to Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations.  Comments will now be accepted through Wednesday, June 5, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-proposed-rules-comment-period-extended-june-5/ | May 21, 2019
Ask New York to Not Limit Responsible Pet Choice
May 16, 2019 Four bills have been introduced in New York which will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to “showcase” animals available for adoption from a shelter, rescue, or adoption agency. Current law requires that pet dealers (defined in part as anyone who sells […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-new-york-not-limit-responsible-pet-choice/ | May 16, 2019
Texas: Urge Committee to Support Bill Requiring Shelters to Report Epizootic Disease
  Thursday, May 16, 2019 Amended Texas House Bill 3092 seeks to require animal shelters to provide notice to each person who adopts an animal from the shelter of any epizootic infectious disease that occurs among the animals in the shelter within a 15-day period before and after the date of transfer.   The bill has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-urge-committee-support-bill-requiring-shelters-report-epizootic-disease/ | May 16, 2019
Update: Proposed Changes to USDA Pet Breeder/Dealer Licensing Requirements: Now Due June 5
USDA APHIS Proposed Rules Comment Period Extended Until June 5 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has confirmed that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has extended the period during which the public may offer comments about proposed changes to Animal Welfare Act (AWA) […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/proposed-changes-usda-pet-breeder-dealer-licensing-requirements-one-week-left-comment/ | May 14, 2019
MA Alert: Ask Joint Committee to Support Service Dogs Bill on May 16
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 This Thursday, May 16, the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs will consider SB 2158, an Act Relative to Protecting Service Dogs.  To ensure that individuals and businesses will be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this bill makes the misrepresentation of a pet dog as a service dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-alert-ask-joint-committee-support-service-dogs-bill-may-16/ | May 14, 2019
Massachusetts Legislature to Consider Dog-Related Bills Next Week
Friday, May 10, 2019 On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Joint Judiciary Committee will consider six dog-related bills at its upcoming hearing from 1pm – 5pm.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports with amendment one of the proposals, is concerned with two others, and opposes three more.  The AKC encourages all concerned Massachusetts residents to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-legislature-consider-dog-related-bills-next-week/ | May 10, 2019
Effective Immediately: Importation of Dogs from Egypt to the U.S. Suspended
Friday, May 10, 2019  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has temporarily suspended the importation of dogs from Egypt, effective May 10, 2019.  This suspension also applies to dogs originating in Egypt that are imported from or routed through third-party countries if the dogs lived in those countries for less than six […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/effective-immediately-importation-dogs-egypt-u-s-suspended/ | May 10, 2019

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