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.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-releases-updated-animal-welfare-act-regulations-booklet/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-committee-to-vote-tomorrow-on-bill-allowing-private-citizens-to-remove-dogs-from-vehicles/ | April 25, 2017
Colorado Considering Bill that Could Impact Some Home-Based Pet Services
A bill scheduled for consideration on Monday, April 24, in the Colorado Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee could impact those who offer pet services such as boarding, grooming, training or pet walking.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-considering-bill-that-could-impact-some-home-based-pet-services/ | April 21, 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.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-bill-limiting-consumer-choice-passes-first-committee/ | April 21, 2017
Delaware: Ask Committee to Support Prohibition of Breed-Specific Laws on April 26
A Delaware Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, April 26, that 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.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-ask-committee-to-support-prohibition-of-breed-specific-laws-on-april-26/ | April 21, 2017
Alabama Committee Votes Tomorrow on Bill to Regulate Every Person Who Offers to Sell a Dog or Cat
An overreaching bill that seeks to regulate dog and cat breeders and sellers in Alabama is scheduled to be voted on by the Senate Government Affairs Committee tomorrow, April 20, at 8:45 a.m.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-committee-votes-tomorrow-on-bill-to-regulate-every-person-who-offers-to-sell-a-dog-or-cat/ | April 19, 2017
Burke County (NC) Considering Kennel Law Changes TOMORROW (4/18)
The Burke County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 18) on a proposal that would significantly change the laws regarding kennels.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/burke-county-nc-considering-kennel-law-changes-tomorrow-4-18/ | April 17, 2017
Alabama: Take Action TODAY Against a Bill that Could Regulate Every Person Who Sells a Dog or Cat
An overreaching bill that seeks to regulate dog and cat breeders in Alabama'and possible unpublished amendments that could regulate an individual who offers to sell a dog or cat'could be voted on by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs early next week.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/alabama-take-action-today-against-a-bill-that-could-regulate-every-person-who-sells-a-dog-or-cat/ | April 14, 2017
Riverside, California, Developing Breeder Regulations
The City of Riverside's Planning Commission held a workshop on March 9, 2017, to seek input on changes to the city's animal control laws as part of new land use regulations.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/riverside-california-developing-breeder-regulations/ | April 11, 2017

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