URGENT: Wyoming Cruelty Bill Advances
On January 19, the Wyoming Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate File 100, which seeks to add "puppy mills" and "animal hoarding" to the definition of animal cruelty. The AKC strongly supports the humane treatment of dogs, including providing an adequate and nutritious diet, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive human companionship […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-wyoming-cruelty-bill-advances/ | January 20, 2011
Congressmen Boren and Broun Send ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter Regarding Proposed PUPS Legislation
The American Kennel Club is pleased to share the attached bipartisan "dear colleague" letter from Congressmen Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Paul C. Broun, M.D., (R-Ga.) to their colleagues in Congress outlining concerns with federal "PUPS" legislation, H.R. 5434. Click here to read the letter. The American Kennel Club is pleased to share the attached bipartisan […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/congressmen-boren-and-broun-send-dear-colleague-letter-regarding-propo/ | December 14, 2010
WI Dept. of Agriculture to Consider New Breeder Regulations on December 8
On Wednesday, December 8, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Board will consider extensive, onerous regulations for breeders who sell 25 or more dogs each year. Responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to attend the hearing and indicate on the sign-in form that you are attending in opposition to the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wi-dept-of-agriculture-to-consider-new-breeder-regulations-on-december/ | December 2, 2010
Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders Rules Hearing – New Location!
Dear AKC Delegates, Judges, Club Officers and Breeders, The Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders has moved its Rules Hearing regarding proposed regulations for the commercial breeder law (SB 1712) passed by the Oklahoma legislature earlier this year.   Here is the revised location information: Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders Hearing Information December 9th, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-board-of-commercial-pet-breeders-rules-hearing-new-location/ | December 1, 2010
Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders Considering New Regulations – Phone Calls and Emails Neede
Dear AKC Delegates, Judges, Club Officers and Breeders, The Oklahoma Board of Commercial Pet Breeders has issued proposed regulations for the commercial breeder law (SB 1712) that was passed by the Oklahoma legislature earlier this year.  A copy of the proposed regulations can be found here. Although the regulations must reflect the underlying statute they […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-board-of-commercial-pet-breeders-considering-new-regulations/ | November 24, 2010
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Conducting a Study on Companion Anima
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is conducting a study of animal welfare in North Carolina. The study will focus on current laws and regulations pertaining to the welfare of dogs, the oversight of public and private animal shelters, spay/neuter programs, the score of commercial breeding operations, and consumer protection issues. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-department-of-agriculture-and-consumer-services-conduct/ | November 18, 2010
AKC Editorial on Missouri’s Proposition B
Previously published in the Kansas City Star There are two issues on which every dog lover agree.  First, dogs deserve a life in a safe, caring, and healthy environment.  Second, those who treat dogs in a negligent or cruel manner should be held accountable. The American Kennel Club is the nation’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-editorial-on-missouris-proposition-b/ | October 29, 2010
Guilford County to Require Breeder Licensing and Inspections of Private Homes! Calls and Emails Need
The Guilford County Board of Commissioners will consider changes to their animal control ordinance at a work session and commission meeting this week. According to the information we have at this time, public comment will NOT be accepted at those meetings, so it is imperative that concerned dog owners and breeders call or email the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/guilford-county-to-require-breeder-licensing-and-inspections-of-privat/ | October 5, 2010
AKC Opposes Missouri Proposition B
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes and shares concerns about substandard kennels.  AKC’s mission includes working to protect the rights of all dog owners and promoting responsible dog ownership. We support reasonable and enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of dogs without restricting the rights of owners or breeders who take their responsibilities […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-opposes-missouri-proposition-b/ | September 23, 2010
AKC Informational Update: Position Statement on Debarking
At the August Board meeting, the AKC Board of Directors approved an official canine legislation policy position statement on debarking. Debarking is a viable veterinary procedure that may allow a dog owner to keep a dog that barks excessively in its loving home rather than to be forced to surrender it to a shelter. Debarking […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-informational-update-position-statement-on-debarking/ | August 27, 2010

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