AKC Comments on USDA APHIS Five-Year Strategic Framework
Today, the American Kennel Club (AKC) submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) regarding a draft five-year strategic plan for the agency. Comments from stakeholders on the framework of the draft plan will assist APHIS, which enforces the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), in finalizing […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-comments-usda-aphis-five-year-strategic-framework/ | July 29, 2022
USDA APHIS Announces It Will No Longer Use ‘Teachable Moments’ In Working With Breeders
Today, Dr. Betty Goldentyer, USDA APHIS’s Deputy Administrator for Animal Care, announced that the agency will discontinue the use of “teachable moments” as part of its enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. Since 2016, USDA APHIS has documented teachable moments for minor, isolated noncompliances discovered during facility inspections that do not have an impact on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-announces-will-no-longer-use-teachable-moments-working-breeders/ | July 28, 2022
Kansas Update: Wichita Animal Advisory Board Approves Ordinance Limiting Pet Choice
The Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board voted last week in favor of an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs from licensed breeders in the city. The ordinance is now being considered by the Wichita Police Department where it must get approval before it can receive consideration from the full city council. This […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-update-wichita-animal-advisory-board-approves-ordinance-limiting-pet-choice/ | July 27, 2022
NJ Update: Mullica Township Removes Animal Ordinance from Agenda
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has learned that a problematic animal ordinance proposal has been removed from the agenda of the Mullica Township Committee meeting. The proposal, which was opposed by both AKC and the National Animal Interest Alliance, included breeder licensing requirements, dog ownership limits, and restrictions on debarking. Click here to read AKC’s […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-mullica-township-removes-animal-ordinance-agenda/ | July 26, 2022
Oregon Information: 2022 Firearms Ballot Measure May Impact Some Performance Events Participants
Yesterday, the Oregon Secretary of State certified that a measure regulating firearms collected enough petition signatures to appear on the ballot for November 2022. Those who participate in certain hunt tests, field trials, and other humane animal events that use firearms should review Oregon Ballot Measure 114 to understand the impact and new requirements it […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-information-2022-firearms-ballot-measure-may-impact-performance-events-participants/ | July 26, 2022
Rockingham County, VA: Request Delay of Consideration of New Kennel Regulations
At its recent meeting, the Rockingham County Planning Commission (Harrisonburg, VA) tabled a proposed Dog Kennel Ordinance that could impact local hobby kennels.  As a result, the proposal now goes to the Board of Supervisors for possible enactment. The ordinance is not currently listed on the agenda for the 6:00pm meeting on Wednesday, July 27.  […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rockingham-county-va-request-delay-consideration-new-kennel-regulations/ | July 26, 2022
NJ Alert: Mullica Twp. Considering Hobby Breeder Licensing, Ownership Limits on Monday
Today, the American Kennel Club Government Relations Department (AKC GR) learned that Mullica Township, New Jersey, is scheduled to consider extensive changes to its animal ordinance at its meeting on Monday, July 26.  The proposal includes breeder licensing requirements, dog ownership limits, and restrictions on debarking.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages all concerned residents […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-mullica-twp-considering-hobby-breeder-licensing-ownership-limits-monday/ | July 22, 2022
South Carolina: Two-Year Legislative Session Ends with Wins for Dogs and Dog Owners
The 2021-2022 South Carolina legislative session and special sessions concluded with victories for dogs and dog owners. The American Kennel Club Government Relations team (AKC GR) thanks club members, sportsmen, dog owners, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted their state lawmakers about legislation that affects dogs.  Highlights from the two-year legislative session:  House Bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/south-carolina-two-year-legislative-session-ends-wins-dogs-dog-owners/ | July 20, 2022
Kansas: Wichita Animal Advisory Board to Consider Limiting Pet Choice Tomorrow (7/20)
The Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board will consider endorsing an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs from licensed breeders at a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20. This ordinance will limit pet choice and consumer protections for Wichita area families seeking a dog that fits their needs and lifestyle. Retail pet sales bans […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-wichita-animal-advisory-board-consider-limiting-pet-choice-tomorrow-7-20/ | July 19, 2022
Rockingham County, VA: Planning Commission Considering New Kennel Regulations
At a recent County Planning Commission meeting, the Rockingham County, VA (Harrisonburg, VA) Commission tabled a proposed Dog Kennel Ordinance that could impact local hobby kennels, and it is likely that a proposal will be considered at a future meeting.  There has been no indication when the proposal may be reconsidered but the next meeting […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/rockingham-county-va-planning-commission-considering-new-kennel-regulations/ | July 18, 2022

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