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					                  Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
                                      Tuesday, October 13, 2009
                                                             Kitty Adair
                                  Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Co-Chair
                         DCA legislative reports on the web: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/legislation.html

                                                             This Week’s Emergency Alerts!
   1. LA County, CA: Proposes Breeder Changes to Phase out some Breeders and Kennels!: Public Hearing is October 28th ,
                                                                              9:00am
 2. Santa Barbara County, CA: MSN . Please attend Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 9:30am,
                                                         105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.
                                                                  3. Pomona, CA: MSN!
  4. Lafayette, IN: Animal Commission to Consider Increasing Amount of Pets per Home and MSN. Next meeting for the Animal
                                                               Commission is November 12th.
       5. New Orleans, LA: MSN. To be voted on October 13th. City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA. 70112
 6. Jackson, TN: Very Restrictive Breeder Regulations, Pet Limits, Anti-Tethering and Noise Restrictions. Meeting: October 15th.
                                        4pm. George A. Smith Meeting Room, 107 E. Main St., Jackson.
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                                    INFORMATION TO FIGHT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDAS


1a. AKC Government Relations: https://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/index.cfm
1b. AKC Government Relations Brochures: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/brochures.cfm
1c. AKC Humane Fund: http://www.akc.org/humane_fund/
1d. AKC Legislative Tracking: http://www.trendtrack.com/texis/cq/viewrpt?event=49bfaef9bd
This is the branch of AKC in which one can donate money to help fight the AR invasion.
2. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA).: Legislative Resources: http://www.naiaonline.org/resources/legislative.htm
3. Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Legislation Information: http://www.cfa.org/exhibitors/alerts.html
4. United Kennel Club (UKC) Legislative Message Boards:
http://forums.ukcdogs.com/forumdisplay.php?s=cddc77eb311dff0c151bc2c87b4472bc&forumid=29
5. American Dog Owners Association (ADOA): http://www.adoa.org/
6. How To Oppose Spay / Neuter Legislation.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2204936_oppose-spayneuter-legislation.html
7. An Education in Euthanasia. http://www.ncraoa.com/petpopulation.html
8. Monthly National Legislative Report By: Linda D. Witouski (dropfred13@aol.com) and Ken Sondej (4winds@viawest.net ):
http://monthlynationallegislationreport.blogspot.com/
9a. American College of Theriogenologists (OB/GYN for pets) Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53 Powerful statement for our side to use. It’s logical, scien-
tific and the AR hates it.
9b. Society for Theriogenologists Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.therio.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=191
9c. Why You Should Consider What Theriogenologists Say: http://blog.followmedogtraining.com/?p=218
10. USA Shelter Stats: http://www.minncdc.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/shelterstats.pdf
11. Open Government Guide: http://www.rcfp.org/ogg/index.php
12. Are Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws That Target Everyone Really The Answer In Efforts To Reduce Shelter Intake AND Eu-
thanasia Rates?: http://www.floridaanimallaws.org/MSN%20Law%20Commentary%20by%20Laura%20Allen.pdf (The answer is no,
and here are some papers about the ineffectiveness of MSN laws.)
13. National Canine Research Council (NCRC): http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/ (fight BSL, gives statistical data on
aggressiveness)
14. TO Combat The “Humane Education” Movement Introduced by AR Groups: AKC Lesson Plans:
http://www.akc.org/public_education/lessonplans.cfm
15. CARPOC Library To Fight Oppressive Pet Legislation. http://carpoc.org/library.html

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16. USDA - APHIS Animal Welfare Act.              http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/awa.shtml
17a. The New Zealand Council of Docked Breeds: http://www.nzcdb.co.nz/ Freedom to choose to dock or not dock. Very help-
ful information in fighting those who want to take away the right to dock.
17b. Study: Pain Felt By Puppies. http://www.cdb.org/vets/fritsch.htm
18. Cornell University College of Veterinary Science: A Comparison of Tethering and Pen Confinement of Dogs.
http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/Cornell%20study%20on%20tethering%20and%20pen.pdf

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                                                           GENERAL INFORMATION


1a. DCA Members can support the DCA Health and Welfare Trust Fund by using Good Search. Good Search gives a small
donation to the trust fund for each search you use after you choose your charity. Go to www.goodseach.com Type in Dachshund
Club………. It will put up the DCA H&WTF & take it from there. You can add it to your other search engines or make it the primary one
and you can make it your homepage.
1b. Ebay Mission Fish. Another way to help the DCA H&WTF. Make an automatic tax-deductible donation by designating a per-
cent of each eBay sale and have it sent to the charity of your choice. .
2a. HSUS: Facebook: Stop the HSUS. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=63779422931
2c. HSUS Animals: This time: For their “There Oughta Be A Law and Let’s Pass A Law”:
http://www.partylaunch.com/partyanimals/hostparty/index.cfm
2d. HSUS Names Pat Parelli as Humane Horseman of the Year. http://media-newswire.com/release_1101530.html
2e. Music Group, The Myriad, Partners with HSUS for Animal Rights. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/message-from-
montie/2009/10/music-group-the-myriad-partners-with-hsus-to-promote-animal-rights.html
2f. HSUS Upset Because Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoed AB241. Etc: http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2009/10/calif-
legislation.html (It says they are a lobby organization……)
3a. Peta: Why Are Peta and Other Animal Activists So Sexist? http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-why-are-peta-
other-animal-activists-so-sexist
3b. Peta Becomes A Corporate Animal. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33822
3c. Women Shower for (Peta) and Animal Rights, on Pennsylvania Avenue.
http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/18857
3d. Got Dairy Farm? Reality Check Response to Peta Video: http://ar-hr.com/2009/10/12/got-dairy-farm-reality-check-
response-to-peta-video/
4. USSA Membership at Half Price. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=283
5. Quote of the Day: "While few would argue that criminals ought to be able to keep the proceeds of their crimes, civil forfeiture allows the gov-
ernment to seize and keep property without actually having to prove a crime was committed in the first place. . . . Proceeds from civil forfeiture at the
state and local level usually go back to the police departments and prosecutors' offices, giving them a clear and unmistakable incentive to seize as
much property as often as possible." - Radley Balko
6a. Louisville Kennel Club Decision:
6b. Here is the original ordinance: http://www.louisville-pets.com/Louisville_Animal_Ordinance_Final.pdf
6c. Here is the court decision: http://archive.wfpl.org/20091002courtopinion.pdf
6d. Statement from LKC: This past Friday, very late in the day, the federal judge finally issued his decision in the case of Louisville
Kennel Club, et al vs. Metro Government.
          The final ruling ran to over 20 pages and will have sweeping impact on a national level as well as here in Louisville, which was
always part of our strategy. Below is the notice from LKC President, Donna Herzig, which clarifies some of the decision:
     "This is a great decision. Judge Simpson found that the determination between altered and unaltered dogs is without merit and
therefore the requirement of inspection of enclosures for unaltered dogs by Animal Control is unconstitutional. "He additionally found
that dogs are personal property [under the 14th Amendment to the US Constititution] , and the requirement of a seizure bond (where
you must post a bond upon a showing of probable cause and if you cannot post the bond your animals become the property of the
state, city etc.)is unconstitutional and a finding of guilt must occur before a court can take your property.
    "The judge issued an injunction prohibiting the city from enforcing these provisions.
    "With respect to the Fourth Amendment issue, the Court dismissed it because the city agreed with us. However, the Court spent a
lot of time discussing the Fourth Amendment and stated that notwithstanding the ordinance seeming to allow for seizure without a war-
rant for tethering violations, for some cruelty issues and for any violation of the ordinance (a provision used by Meloche to seize ani-

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mals for violations of his alleged Class A requirements) the Court reasoned that no ordinance provision nullifies a warrant requirement
so as to those seizures LMAS must obtain a warrant prior to seizure. "Moreover, while the Court did not strike down many of the defi-
nitions, it could have just left it at that. Instead the Court went point by point and clarified the statute as to what was permissible and
what wasn't .
    "Notwithstanding the story in the Courier Journal--I am not sure that they read the same opinion--we had a major victory on the is-
sues that matter on a national basis. "While Judge Simpson did not deal with the state issue, the veterinary issue which was the most
important one, was addressed by a recent change in the state law which makes veterinary records confidential and does not permit
release of them unless a court order is issued or the owner gives consent in writing.
     "Since we prevailed on our Sec. 1983 issues, we will file next week for attorney's fees which are mandatory under the statute. We
are hopeful that we will receive a substantial reimbursement. "
      A big 'Thank you!' to every individual and every club that donated to our legal fund. This has been a great victory on the most sub-
stantive issues possible, and opens the door to citizens everywhere being able to sue for damages against similar ordinances. --
Barbara Haines”
6e. Unconstitutional in Louisville, Kentucky and Everywhere Else. http://ar-hr.com/2009/10/05/unconstitutional-ky/
6f. This is the HSUS Spin on This Win. http://www.dancingdogblog.com/2009/10/federal-court-upholds-animal-protection-laws/
7a. Supreme Court Justices Hear Challenge To Law Banning Depictions of Animal Cruelty.
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/144/story/876066.html
 7b. Report from the Supreme Court. http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/08-769.pdf
7c. Analysis: Animal Cruelty Laws in Trouble. http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/analysis-animal-cruelty-law-in-trouble/
8. Too Many. By Jim Beers http://www.blogster.com/jimbeers7/too-many
9. Criminalizing Everyone. http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/05/criminalizing-everyone/ This shows what is happening
in places and what we must work together to prevent from happening in more place.
10. U.S. Consumer Egg Prices Could Rise by 25% If Animal Rights Activists Get Their Way.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/us-consumer-egg-prices-could,987287.shtml
11. The U.S. Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog. http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/2009/01/about-this-blog.html
12. Pet Rescues Are Broke + HSUS Are Millionaires. http://petdefense.wordpress.com/pet-rescues-are-broke-hsus-are-
millionaires/
13. Researchers to ARAs: We’re Not Afraid. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/08/animal.rights.threats/
14. Military: Camp Pendleton Count Shows 220 Potentially Dangerous Dogs.
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_5b0c7663-98df-5c49-88e4-43229c96af20.html (in their BSL witch-hunt)
15. Nationally Pit Bull Awareness Campaign: http://www.blessthebullys.com/pitbullawarenesscampaign.html National Pit Bull
Awareness Day: October 24, 2009.
16. Rescued Katrina Dogs Trigger Heartworm Epidemic: http://www.newmajority.com/rescued-katrina-dogs-trigger-heartworm-
epidemic While this is in Canada, and the dogs are from the USA, imagine the situation with dogs from other countries, rescued, and
coming into this county.
17a. New Microchip Search Tool Debuts. http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=13926
17b. Pet Microchip Lookup: http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/
18. Veterinarian Uses Stem Cells to Treat Spinal Cord Disease. http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=14031
19. Thank Governor Schwarzenegger for Vetoing AB241.
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=14169686&type=CU&show_alert=1 AND http://gov.ca.gov/interact#email

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                                                        FEDERAL LEGISLATION

1a. HB 80: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act,
to make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 7/20/2009 Placed on
Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 118. Senate Reports: 111-53
1b. SB 462: A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, transportation, and sale,
receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other
purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 2/24/2009
Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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2a. HB 81: (Shark Conservation Act of 2009): A bill to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and re-
ferred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2b. SB 850: (Shark Conservation Act of 2009): A bill to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas       Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3. HR 305: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehi-
cle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdxk4k::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 1/8/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
4a. HR 503: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Sub-
committee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
4b. SB 727: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consump-
tion. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/26/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4((1a&b)). Equine Protection Bill May Cause Suffering Among Horses:
http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=350BAA37-5056-B82A-D0869B525EAC718A
4((2a&b): H.O.R.S.E. Act : http://www.unitedorgsofthehorse.org/index_files/HORSEAct.htm
5. HR 549: To Amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to Establish the Office for Bombing Prevention, to address Terrorist Explo-
sive Threats, and for other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/04/09 Referred to Senate
Committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read Twice And Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmen-
tal Affairs.
6. HR 615: To Amend the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to Require Engine Coolant and Antifreeze to Contain a Bittering Agent
so as to Rend it Unpalatable. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:12:./temp/~bdmsaC::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major
Action: 1/21/09 Referred to House Committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
7a. HR 669: To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, envi-
ronment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes. Exotic Pet Ban can result from this bill.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee
Hearings Held.
7b. Why Should Oppose this bill? PIJAC Explains the Realities if this bill passes.
http://www.pijac.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=175
7c. NAIA CapWiz Alert: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13098456
7c. Pets in Peril: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPfL212CB8
7d. NO HR 669: http://www.nohr669.com/
7e. NAIS Library (Plans and Reports): http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/naislibrary/plans.shtml
8a. HR 808: Establish A Department of Peace: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:18:./temp/~bdhC5W::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 7/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
8b. Concerns: The Subtitle: Office of Departmental Peace Activities….. this “could” be used as a backdoor for animal rights activists
to include “monitoring animal neglect and abuse” and if there is animal abuse or child abuse, there are intertwined with one another.
9. HR 814: `Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009' or `TRACE Act of 2009'. To amend the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products
Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:12:./temp/~bdmsaC::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred
to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
10a. HR 875: Establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public
health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness,
and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest
Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
10b. Why is this a potentially bad bill? From a combination of emails: http://nonais.org/2009/02/10/2009-naisish-legislation/ The
cost of our food will skyrocket if this bill which is designed to trace all our food – meat – passes. This bill is supported by members of
the AR society. This could easily lead to having all animals traced under this bill. As one person said: “….It would indicate a distinction
between "animals raised for food" and "animals" and allows standards to be set for BOTH types of animals. That is it leaves open the interpretation
that it covers pets also. I am sure "Animal Rights" and "Bureaucrats expanding their empires" will both jump on the interpretation that it includes

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pets…..”
11a. HR 1018: (Restore Our American Mustangs – ROAM) To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the
management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 7/20/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and re-
ferred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. House Reports: 111-177
11b. H. Res. 653: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1018) to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to im-
prove the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purpose http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/z?d111:HE00653:|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 7/17/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agree-
ing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 186 (Roll no. 575). House Reports: 111-212
11c. S 1579: A bill to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of
wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN01579:|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 8/5/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read
twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
12. HR 1326: Prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes, and for other purposes. (Great Ape Protection Act):
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/5/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
13. HR 1955: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale of animals
which are raised and sold as part of an educational program. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:27:./temp/~bdBFaZ::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/2/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
14a. HR 2054: “No Child Left Inside Act” To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental
education, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdUPMw::|/bss/111search.html|
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elemen-
tary, and Secondary Education..
14b. SB 886: “No Child Left Inside Act” To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental
education, and for other purposes. Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred
to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdUPMw::|/bss/111search.html|
15a. HR 2480: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
15b. SB 1076: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Sci-
ence, and Transportation.
16a. HR 2811: To amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious
animal . http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR02811:|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 7/29/2009 House
committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
16b. SB 373: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious
animal. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
17a. HR 2998: To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean
energy economy. AKA: Waxman-Markey Bill. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:8:./temp/~bdAczU::|/bss/| Latest
Major Action: 7/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland
Security.
17((a1)). What Agriculture Says about this bill : http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/ag-issues/washington-policy/0610-cop-and-trade-
impact-farmers/
17((a2)). It passed the house and why:
http://www.kcci.com/politics/19868870/detail.html?treets=des&tml=des_natlbreak&ts=T&tmi=des_natlbreak_1_06260206262009
17b. HR 2454: To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a
clean energy economy. AKA: Waxman-Markey Bill. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR02454:|/bss/111search.html|
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2009 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 97.
House Reports: 111-137 Part 1
17c. H. Res. 587: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2454) to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence,
reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/z?d111:HE00587:|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 6/26/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agree-
ing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 - 205 (Roll no. 466).   House Reports: 111-185
18a. HB 3046: To recognize the heritage of hunting and provide opportunities for continued hunting on Federal public land.
Hunting Heritage Protection Act. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdSdrU::|/bss/111search.html          Latest

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Major Action: 6/30/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Pub-
lic Lands.
18b. S. 1348: To recognize the heritage of hunting and provide opportunities for continued hunting on Federal public land.
Hunting Heritage Protection Act. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdSdrU::|/bss/111search.html Latest
Major Action: 6/25/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural
Resources.
***19a. HR 3226: To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council,
or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately
appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Govern-
ment Management, Organization, and Procurement. (Czar Accountability and Reform Act of 2009) Protects Against “Czar”
Sunstein.
   19b. HR 3569: To provide a sunset date for all presidentially appointed czars, to require Senate confirmation of those positions,
and to provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries and expenses associated with those positions.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR03569:|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 9/15/2009 Referred to House
committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
20a. HR 3501: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and
Means. HAPPY ACT H3501. (not)
20b. “ Heads up all. This is the sneaky way to promote a federal bill that eliminates pets as property and introduces us all to dangerous guardian-
ship by doing away with ownership. Note the emotional terminology that is typical of animal rights atavists. For those of you who have been insisting
that ASPCA is not an animal rights organization, I hope this will change your minds. HAPPY act makes me ill.”       AND “Another way to turn pets
into people in fur coats? HSUS is supporting this bill on their website. HR3501 was introduced 7/31, does not have a single cosponsor, and was
referred to House Ways and Means. Now the ASPCA is on the bandwagon. Sponsor Thaddeus McCotter (R, MI-11) was HSUS funded in 2008.”
21a. HR 3519: To amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant pro-
gram to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
21b. SB 1709: bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant
program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 9/24/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
22. H. Res. 191: Expressing Support for the Designation of May 2009 as “National Link Awareness Month” and Recognizing the Link
between Animal Cruelty and Other Forms of Societal Violence. . http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdT07c::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
23a. H. Res. 291: Recognizing the Crucial Role of Assistance Dogs in Helping Wounded Veterans Live More Independent Lives,
Expressing Gratitude to the Tower of Hope, and Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Creating A Tower of Hope Day. .
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdT07c::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 3/26/09: Referred to
House Committee. Status: Referred To the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
23b S. Res. 115: A resolution recognizing the crucial role of assistance dogs in helping wounded veterans live more independent
lives, expressing gratitude to The Tower of Hope, and supporting the goals and ideals of creating a Tower of Hope Day.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SE00115:|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 4/28/2009 Referred to Senate
committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
24. S. Res. 84: Resolution urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdT07c::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 5/7/2009 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status:
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
25. National Animal Identification System (NAIS): While it is NOT mandatory at the Federal Level, there are ways in which many
are trying to have it become mandatory. http://farmandranchfreedom.org/content/what-is-nais Please, read and learn why, although
we need to pick our battles, we need to be able to help our allies.

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                                                                          STATE LEGISLATION
Alabama:
 1. Alabama Canine Coalition (ACC): http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/
 2. Alabama State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/

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  3. Bessemer: Animal Control: Meeting held on September 30th be at the city council to listen in…. ?
http://bessemeropinions.blogspot.com/2009/09/crazy-in-bessemer-alabama.html
  4. Alabama’s 5th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office Honored by the HSUS (an “honor”? NOT)
http://humanesociety.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/alabamas_fifth_judicial.html

Alaska:    No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
  1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php

Arizona:
  1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/
 2. Phoenix: Barking Dogs At Guide Dog Facility Upset Neighbors.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/09/26/20090926dogs0926.html
  3. Pima County: MSN Of ALL dogs taken into shelter before they are released to owners takes effect:
http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=11236551
  4.

Arkansas: No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Arkansas General Assembly: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/Home.aspx

California:
  1. California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC): http://www.cfodconline.org/
  2. Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC): http://www.cdoca.org/
  3. California Responsible Pet Owners’ Coalition (CaRPOC): http://carpoc.org/
  4. The Animal Council: http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/
  5. California Legislature: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/
  6a. MSN: CDOC Vs. City of Los Angeles. http://www.cdoca.org/legislation/CItyofLA.html
  6b. City Council of LA Votes to Limit LA Residents to One Rooster Per Household.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/09/los-angeles-city-council-votes-to-limit-number-of-roosters-allowed-per-
household.html
  6c. LA County Supervisors Raise Breeder Fees and Many other “AR Problems.” http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/51334.pdf
  6d. LA County Proposes Breeder Changes to Phase out some Breeders and Kennels!: Public Hearing is October 28th , 9:00am.
Room 150, Hall of Records, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles.
“In response to a request from the Board of Supervisors, initiated by Animal Control, that department has sent their report which
Redefines Boarding and Breeding Kennels
Redefines Numbers of Animals That Can Be Kept
Eliminates Breeding in Certain Zones and Requires Conditional Use Permits in Others
Requires Existing Approved Boarding Kennels Cease Breeding in Five Years

The Department provides no specific justification for these recommendations. While they speak narratively of their need to step in and remove ani-
mals, they give no statistics on the number of kennel inspections they do and the percentage that are passed. As the current 'protectors' of animals
in these board and care facilities, it is hard to understand how the situation can call for renewal one day and seizing of animals thereafter.

If you have any interest in opposing these new regulations and plan to attend the hearing please let is know at info@cdoca.org. We understand that
attending meetings requires time away from dogs and time off work. CDOC Members and Directors also face this same challenge; we are not paid
employees. So it doesn't make sense for us to continue to be the only ones at the hearings if you, the people who live in unincorporated Los Ange-
les County, are in agreement with these changes. We only represent you.”
  6e. Budget Cuts Hit Animal Shelters (and so they decide to raise the taxes of breeders and kennels.)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13501002
  7a. Save The Historic Cow Palace. http://www.savethecowpalace.com/
  7b. Save The Cow Palace Letter: http://www.infodog.com/misc/CowPalaceletter.pdf
  8. Santa Barbara County: MSN . Please attend Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 9:30am, 105
East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. “Mandatory spay-neuter for all dogs and cats six months of age or older will be voted on by the Santa Bar-
bara County Board of Supervisors on November 3, 2009.
       Before the Board will be a draft ordinance created by the “Spay Neuter Action Program” Task Force appointed by the Supervisors after man-
datory spay-neuter was defeated on May 6, 2008. Although the Board of Supervisors intended the Task Force to study the issue of shelter popula-
tion and irresponsible pet ownership, from the beginning the Task Force was narrowly divided and biased in favor of mandatory spay-neuter.
       Task Force Chair Ron Faoro, DVM, was a vocal advocate for the defeated AB 1634 and the pending SB 250. Consistent with his bias, Dr.
Faoro insisted that the only objective of the Task Force was to draft a mandatory spay-neuter ordinance. He actively blocked dissent, tried to pre-


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vent minority task force members and the public from any input, barred speakers with points of view other than his own, and rammed through a
mandatory spay-neuter ordinance with only one exemption – a “veterinary certificate” that makes a veterinarian the only person who can decide
whether a dog may be kept intact.
       The minority consistently attempted to explore the nature of the problem, but was never permitted to put this issue on the Task Force agenda.
Facts clearly show that Santa Barbara County Animal Services has a good track record of working with volunteer animal welfare groups, has a low
shelter population per capita, and a low euthanasia rate. The Santa Barbara shelter has been “no-kill” for over 12 years according to the Director of
Animal Services Jan Glick. Dr. Faoro refused to allow speakers to discuss these facts.
       The minority attempted to explore alternative proposals to mandatory spay-neuter, however, Dr. Faoro did his best to block all discussion of
this topic. The Task Force majority blocked a presentation by Bill Bruce of Calgary, Canada, on Calgary’s very successful program. The minority
members of the Task Force were forced to arrange a separate presentation by Mr. Bruce, a program that was publicized with all private efforts, in-
cluding assistance from the Channel City Kennel Club, the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, CaRPOC, CDOC as well as donations from private individu-
als.
       The proposed ordinance passed on a six to five vote, with Dr. Faoro breaking the five to five tie. The only exemption to mandatory spay-
neuter by six months of age is a “veterinary certificate” attesting that a veterinarian concludes that it is in the best interests of the dog/cat and owner
to allow the animal to remain intact. The “veterinary certificate” must be obtained every time an animal is licensed or the license is renewed. If a dog
is found running at large three times, the exemption would be revoked.
       Although Dr. Faoro, a veterinarian, has a clear conflict of interest, it was he who made the motion to eliminate all other exemptions, and to
permit only the veterinary exemption. The proposed ordinance will eliminate owners’ rights, put arbitrary power in the hands of veterinarians, and
impose a significant financial burden on pet owners”
Board of Supervisors:
1st District: Salud Carbajal, Phone:(805) 568-2186 Fax: (805) 568-2534
Email: SupervisorCarbajal@sbcbos1.org
2nd District: Janet Wolf Vice Chair, Phone: (805) 568-2191 Fax: (805) 568-2283
Email: jwolf@sbcbos2.org
3rd District: Doreen Farr Phone: (805) 568-2192 Fax:(805) 568-2883 Solvang: (805) 686-5095
Fax: (805) 686-8133 E-mail: dfarr@countyofsb.org
4th District: Joni Gray Lompoc Phone: (805) 737-7700 Santa Maria Phone: (805) 346-8407
Email: jgray@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
5th District: Joseph Centeno, Chair Santa Maria: (805) 346-8400 Fax: (805) 346-8404
Email: jcenteno@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

For more details on the Supervisors see:
http://www.countyofsb.org/bos/default.aspx?id=404
  9. Santa Monica: Moves to Limit Declawing. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-declaw29-2009sep29,0,6639759.story
Approved draft ordinance. Cat people need our help.
  10a. Pomona (city): MSN! From AKC: “AKC has just learned that the Pomona City Council has dramatically raised dog license fees and
has asked for a draft of a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance for the city. Concerned dog owners are encouraged to attend the Monday October 5th
council meeting and take advantage of the public comment section to voice their opposition to mandatory spay/neuter. “ To connect with other
dog owners who are opposing the mandatory spay/neuter proposal at the city council meeting, please contact Concerned Dog Owners
of California at info@cdoca.org.
Mayor - Elliott Rothman
District 1 - Danielle Soto
District 2 - Freddie Rodriquez
District 3 - Christina Carrizosa
District 4 - Paula Lantz
District 5 - Tim Saunders
District 6 - Stephen Atchley
  10b. City Council Meeting Ends in One Hour. http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_13499311 Nothing said about this situation.
  11. San Francisco: HSUS Wayne Pacelle will hold a Town Hall Meeting. Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/1860533405?view=Detail&id=101104
  12a. Governor VETOS AB 241!!!! “To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 241 without my signature.
          This measure would make it a crime for any person or entity to own or control more than 50 unsterilized adult dogs or cats for breeding or
raising for sale as pets. I support measures designed to prevent animal cruelty and that punish persons engaged in the abuse of animals. However,
this measure simply goes too far in an attempt to address the serious problem of puppy mills. An arbitrary cap on the number of animals any entity
can possess throughout the state will not end unlawful, inhumane breeding practices. Instead this measure has the potential to criminalize the lawful
activities of reputable breeders, pet stores, kennels, and charitable organizations engaged in raising service and assistance dogs.
For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.
Sincerely,       Arnold Schwarzenegger” http://cdocdogtalk.blogspot.com/

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  12b. AKC: Governor Vetoes AB 241: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3986 AND
http://gov.ca.gov/interact#email
  12c. Thank Governor Schwarzenegger for Vetoing AB241.
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=14169686&type=CU&show_alert=1
  13. Governor Vetoes AB 243: “I am returning Assembly Bill 243 without my signature. This bill would require a judge to make an order pro-
hibiting a person convicted of specified animal-related crimes from owning, possessing, or caring for any animals for a minimum period of time. This
measure is unnecessary. Judges already have the discretion to enter an order forbidding persons from caring for animals if it’s warranted. Making
this order mandatory could unjustly impact individuals who make a living working with or caring for animals. Consequently, I am unable to sign this
bill.
Sincerely,      Arnold Schwarzenegger        http://www.petconnection.com/blog/wp-
content/uploads/2009/10/AB243_Nava_Veto_Message.pdf
  14. Not Signed or Vetoed:
SB 318 Introduced 2/25 by Ron Calderon (D-30) Montebello
As introduced, SB 318 would enact a long list of findings condemning dogfighting and add a new Penal Code Section 598.1 providing for related
asset forfeiture in convictions under PC Section 575.5 (dogfighting) See failed SB 1775 (2008) by the same author.

SB 475 Introduced 2/26 by Alex Padilla (D-20) Pacoima
As introduced, SB 475 would raise the cap for calculating the license renewal fee for guide dogs for the blind schools.

AB 1122 Introduced 2/27 by Ted Lieu (D-53) Torrance
As introduced, AB 1122 would add a new Penal Code Section 597.4 making it "unlawful for any person to willfully sell, trade, barter, display, or offer
for sale, trade, or barter, or give away as part of a commercial transaction a live animal on any street, highway, public right-of-way, commercial park-
ing lot, or at any outdoor special sale, swap meet, flea market, parking lot sale, carnival, or boardwalk" except ag auctions/sales, tax-exempt SPCAs
(statutory restriction would apply, i.e.not merely tax exempt), and public animal control agencies. Violations range from $250 infraction for 1st of-
fense w/o harm to animal and misdemeanors for 1st offence w/harm, or subsequent offenses, fine up to 1k, court to weigh gravity in determining fine
level. All other laws apply additionally. “ Deadline for him to Sign is October 11, 2009.

  Colorado:
  1. Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs. http://www.codogfederation.org/
  2. Colorado General Assembly: http://www.leg.state.co.us/
  3a. Denver: Court Revives Challenge to Denver “Pit Bull” Ban: http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10433851
  3b. AKC and Dog Owners Win Ruling Granting a Trial to Challenge Constitutionality of Denver Breed Ban:
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3857
  3c. BSL (pit bull ban) Repeal Eyed. http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=5166
  3d. Pit Bull Ban Debate Getting Hairy. http://denver.yourhub.com/Denver/Stories/News/Government/Story~645681.aspx
  3e. Pressure Mounts to Euthanize Denver’s Pit Bull Ban: http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=13623
  3f. Dog Owner Challenges Denver’s Pit Bull Evaluation and WINS! http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-pitbull-
100909,0,5301116.story?track=rss (10/09/2009)
  4. Aspen: Bear Invasion Sees Tenfold Increase in Sightings. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weekend/bear-invasion-aspen-sees-
tenfold-increase-bear-sightings/Story?id=8679626&page=1 Results of no hunting/limited hunting.

Connecticut:        No Report for this Week. (10/13/09)
 1. Connecticut Dog Federation or Connecticut Federation of Dog clubs : http://www.conndogfed.com/
Ralph Slater: westhighlander10@aol.com       860-434-1925 OR Ed Lyons: lyonspride14@cox.net
 2. Connecticut General Assembly: http://www.cga.ct.gov/
 3. New List: Connecticut Pet Law: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/CT-Pet-Law/
 4. Connecticut Votes for Animals (statewide AR group): http://www.ctvotesforanimals.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=86887

Delaware:    No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/

District of Columbia: WASHINGTON, DC:
   1 Court Orders Fur False Advertising Case to Proceed Against Major Retailers. (HSUS based)
http://www.hsus.org/furfree/news/court_orders_fur_false_advertising_case_proceed_092509.html AND http://www.hsus.org/web-
files/PDF/fur/order-denying-retailers-motion-to-dismiss.pdf




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Florida:
  1. FAKC: Florida Association of Kennel Clubs: http://www.fakc.org/
  2. NAIA Trust of Florida: http://www.naiatrust.org/Working_partnerships.html
  3. Florida Legislature: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=77324298&CFTOKEN=82734753
  4. St. Augustine: Call for Ban on Horse Carriages: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Call-for-ban-on-
carriage-horses/6ofRSt8XdkmuF9eUsrNwLA.cspx?rss=1
  5. Polk County: Results from the meeting: “Personally it “looks” like it went well. Capt. Williams sounded convinced to remove the “Pet
Hobbyist” terminology completely. The Pet Dealer section may or may not stay. They seemed receptive to changing the mandatory spay/neuter of a
dog picked up the second time in 3 years, to 3 times in 18 months. Not definite, but hopeful. I don’t think we got anywhere on the outsourcing of
licensing procedures. It seems, at present, to be between 2 companies. One of which already has our information as they keep the data for the
County. This is Chamaeleon out of Calif. The other is Pet Data out of Texas, which is rumored to have ties to HSUS. Does anyone out there know
for sure? We did bring that up at the meeting and let them know why that is unacceptable to us. They say they plan to rewrite some of the verbage
so it will be less ambiguous and my husband offered to help with that. He is to email it to them. Certain items could not be changed due to state
statute. We are to be notified as soon as the next revision is ready. Representatives of SPCA, NAIA, Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club, Imperial
Polk Obedience Club, Greyhound Rescue, Manchester Terrier Club of America and an Afghan breeder were present. I think we do need to keep in
mind that the current Animal Control operation has not been difficult to deal with and are quite reasonable most of the time. We need to be respect-
ful, realistic and clear in what we are asking and why. We had a situation in our neighborhood where, due to prejudice, one family was being har-
assed about their dogs. They turned them in to A/C three times, claiming the dogs were not cared for. A/C came out twice and felt the dogs were
quite well cared for. The third complaint was met with a warning that the complainant could face charges for false reports. “
  6. Central Florida Pet Shops: Puppy Pledge. http://wpmobserver.com/WPMObserver/article.asp?ID=2419 Product of HSUS.
  7. Nassau County: Possibility of Animal Control Advisory Board.
http://www.fbnewsleader.com/articles/2009/10/04/news/00newsanimalcontadvise.txt To contact this county and offer helpful, non AR
advice: http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/index.aspx?NID=91
  8. Marion County: “ Last Sunday, 2 Collies and an Aussie were accused of killing a cat. A Marion County Animal Control officer came to the
dog owner's home and without a warrant took a 70 year old handicapped widow's dogs from her, to be held on a "dangerous dog" charge, based on
a complaint filed by a neighbor. This woman lives on Social Security and has few if any financial resources to fight for her beloved animals.
        Was the cat killed by these 3 well mannered, friendly, obedience trained dogs? Highly unlikely, as no Veterinarian had the opportunity to ex-
amine the cat to determine the cause of death...we will never know. But here in Marion County, Florida, you can be bullied by rude and arrogant
Animal Control officers and your animal is guilty until proved innocent. How can the dogs be proved innocent when there is no proof that they were
responsible for the cat's death?? NO MATTER...in this county they can confiscate your dogs and hold them for up to 21 days, during which time you
can choose from the following actions...euthanize the dogs...agree to pay a "dangerous dog" fee of $500 per dog annually, or request a hearing
which is not conducted in front of a judge and abide by their decision as to the disposition of your dogs.
      There should be laws to protect people from dangerous animals, but in this county and the state the laws are worded so that anyone, a disgrun-
tled neighbor, perhaps, or someone who just doesn't like dogs, can file a complaint without proof and the burden is on the accused to defend against
the accusation. The State of Florida and Marion County need to review the current law and not treat an animal who may or may not have attacked
another animal in the same manner as one who has attacked and injured or killed a human being. Also, our Marion County Animal control officers
may need some sensitivity training, so as not to treat the citizens of the county as though we were residing in a fascist society.
        The owner of the dogs would like to get them out of the pound and have them taken to a boarding facility so that she can visit them as Animal
Control will not allow her any access to her dogs until the situation is resolved. She does not have the money to pay for this or the lawyer to fight for
her beloved dogs.
     Contributions to help Pat McBee(the owner)would be greatly appreciated....YOUR DOGS COULD BE NEXT!!!
     Contributions can be sent to Pat McBee, 17370 SE 35th Lane, Ocklawaha, FL 32179.
     Linda LaFrance is the breeder of the Aussie and is organizing this for the owner. She can be reached at llf@gate.net “
  9. Miami: Monkey Importer Target By Animal Rights Extremists.
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/juice/2009/09/monkey_breeder_targeted_by_ani.php
 PREPARE FOR THE 2010 SESSION.
  10. SB 0122: Relating To the Sale of Dogs and Cats.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Mode=Bills&ElementID=JumpToBox&SubMenu=1&Year=2010&billnum=
122
   11. SB 0216: Relating to Sale Tax/Review of Exemptions and Exclusions.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=0216
  12. SB 0318: Relating to Reptiles/Prohibitions.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=0318

Georgia:
 1. Georgia Canine Coalition (GCC): http://www.georgiacaninecoalition.org/
 2. Georgia General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/
 3. Newnan: “Police Study”: Tethered Dogs More Aggressive. http://www.times-herald.com/local/Police-study-Tethered-dogs-
more-aggressive-850851 Really???????? Sounds like an AR study to me. This is leading to a tethering ordinance in this city.

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Please, contact the city government and politely, give them a dose of reality: http://www.ci.newnan.ga.us/content/view/97/94/
  4. Hall County: Suspended Hazardous Animal Part of New animal ordinance until January 01st.
http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=223504&c=10
  5. Oconee County: Law to Differentiate Feral from Pet Cats. http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/092009/new_495059465.shtml
(give me a break)
  6. Georgia Dogs Adopted by Yearning Northerners. http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-dogs-adopted-by-142702.html

Hawaii:
 1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
 2. HSUS in Hawaii: Your Donations At Work. http://ar-hr.com/2009/09/28/hsus_in_hawaii/

Idaho:
  1. Idaho Legislature: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
  2. S. Idaho Lawmaker Preparing 2 Animal Cruelty Bills. http://www.newsday.com/s-idaho-lawmaker-preparing-2-animal-cruelty-
bills-1.1385281 This will bear watching because he is listening to AR groups. It may mark the first of more “progressive” bills.
  3. Pocatello: Dealing with Animal Control. http://www.idahostatejournal.com/articles/2009/09/25/news/local/1.txt

Illinois:
    1. Responsible Dog Owners Group of Illinois: http://www.rdogi.org/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RDOGI
   2. Illinois Dog Clubs & Breeders Association, Inc. (IDCBA): http://www.idcba.org/
   3. Illinois Alliance For Animal Owners Rights. (IAAOR): http://www.iaaor.org/home.html
   4. Illinois General Assembly : http://www.ilga.gov/
   5. Effingham County: Committee Discusses Fines for Loose Dogs. Also, discussion on mandatory microchipping & “incentive”
for spaying/neutering animals. http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/local/local_story_195100838.html     To contact the city council
and express concern and give alternatives: http://www.co.effingham.il.us/board.html
   6. Rockville: Talking MSN and other animal restriction laws. http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=10815821 AND
http://www.rrstar.com/news/x592702621/Residents-like-tougher-animal-rules
   7. Logan County: Owning a Pet Will Become Most Costly. http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/x581522917/Owning-a-pet-in-
Logan-County-will-become-more-costly Raising fees on differential licenses.
   8. Of Sons, Dogs and Hunting. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-02-oct02,0,6490448.column
   9. NOTES FROM TASK FORCE MEETING 9-29-2009 – 3rd Meeting: Crossposted with permission.
“Dr. Ernst called the meeting to order at 9:15 am.
Dr. Ernst asked the public to hold questions and comments unless directed to speak from a member of the Task Force.
        Approval of last month's minutes. Jordan Matyas (HSUS) commented that there was an inaccuracy that he stated a foster home should be
inspected by Dept. of Agriculture. He stated that a foster home should be inspected by the licensed records-only- shelter. Mary Jo Trimble (Sporting
Dog Rep) asked that the inclusion of Senator Kotowski's comment to Dr. Smith that since the hound master isn't selling dogs he doesn't need to
comply with breeder licensing.
        Ron Berning (Pet Store Rep) made comments about the proponents' definition of sale. He read Webster's definition, and said the shelters
and Rescue organizations shouldn't be the only ones allowed to use the word adoption. In adoptions at shelters – an exchange of money is still tak-
ing place and by definition is a sale. Dr. Ernst called for Webster's definition to be added into the notes.
Motion to accept the minutes from Cori Menkin (ASPCA).

Public Testimony
         Jennifer Cifaldi , Asst. Attorney from Adams County – Ms. Cifaldi spoke about problems that she had prosecuting a substandard pet store –
Pet Depot. Authorities had difficulty determining the health of the dogs. Need to find a better way to let customers know where the dogs came from.
Owner of pet store purchased her dogs from 24 breeders in Missouri and had her dogs vetted by a vet in Missouri. She suggests that pet store own-
ers must use a licensed Illinois vet.
She stated that pet stores need more regular inspections. Since inspections are announced in advance – it gives the owners an opportunity to clean
things up. Another problem case was a woman licensed as a shelter but was really a hoarder. She kept 84 animals in her home. Ms. Cifaldi stated
that inspections should be unannounced. She stated that they used local law enforcement to remove the animals when they couldn't get a timely
response from Department of Ag.
          Rep Reis asked Ms. Cifaldi if she could compare her experience with meth lab problems to puppy mill problems. Ms. Cifaldi stated that pup-
py mills aren't a problem in Adams County. Senator Althoff asked that any specific suggestions she had to improve the law be given to the Task
Force. Ron Berning (Pet Store Rep) stated that for 23 years his inspections have been unannounced and that pet stores are to have a vet that works
closely with the pet store. Michele Kasten(Hobby Breeder Rep) asked Ms. Cifaldi if the law worked in this case but it was just the length of time it
took that was unacceptable.
          Michele Smith, Rescue Chair Chicago Miniature Schnauzer Club – Ms. Smith testified that proposed increase in licensing fees would be an
increase of 300% to rescue groups and 60% for Foster homes- these increased fees will greatly impact the ability of Rescue and Foster Homes to do
their jobs. Foster homes are important as they teach dogs the social skills necessary to live in a home environment. An increase in fees will cause

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there to be fewer Foster homes available placing additional burden on government agencies.
          Sheila Goffe, AKC Director of Government Relations – AKC is a 125 year old not for profit organization dedicated to promoting and educat-
ing responsible dog ownership, advocating for dogs as a family companion and advancing canine health and well-being. It is the only registry that
has an inspection program to ensure standards of care and conditions are upheld and records are maintained carefully and accurately. There are
188 kennels clubs in Illinois. 36.7 million dollars is generated annually in Illinois from spending on purebred dogs. If every adoptable dog in a shelter
were adopted today there would still be a significant demand for puppies. Do we want to encourage good breeding practices from expert breeders or
do we want to enact onerous laws that drive breeding underground or make it necessary to import dogs from other countries. AKC inspects all
breeders who have 7 litters per year and randomly inspect anyone that has 4-6 litters per year. They partner with breeders to help improve the quali-
ty of care. The AKC contacts the authorities if there is any obvious negligence or cruelty. Breeders are the experts. Engineering standards for hous-
ing and temperature control need to be breed specific. – there is no one size fits all. Ms. Goffe stated that the term commercial breeder relates to
commerce – if the purpose is to regulate breeding it should be based on the number of puppies sold, not the number of dogs owned. Ms. Goffe pro-
vided packets of information regarding the resources available to prospective dog owners, breeders, dog clubs etc. She stated that the AKC would
be happy to partner with Dept. of Ag to assist in drafting a Responsible Pet Owners Guide.
          Therese Davis, Warrenville IL -Ms Davis testified that she spent time researching pet stores, puppy mills and hobby breeders. She stated
that in her research all dog owners said they would like more information up front when looking to purchase a dog. Most said that they would adopt
their next dog from a shelter. She doesn't understand why responsible breeders aren't supporting this bill. She relayed a story about a young girl who
bought a dog at a pet store, was unable to keep the dog, tried to return it but was told by the pet store that they would end up euthanizing the dog. It
ended up with a neighbor – the dog was aggressive and the owner was told that there was no way to ensure the dog wouldn't harm someone and
the dog was ultimately put down. She stated that the Pet Store should have been more responsible in selling the dog to the girl.
          Beverly Lamont,- Retired Racing Greyhound rescue group. She stated that she did not want increased fees for rescues. The increases
should be applied to those making a profit from the sales of dogs. Do not hold shelters, animal control and rescue to the same disclosure standards.
Breeders, pet stores and puppy mills should be held to the same standards to get dogs back and not allowed to euthanize one that is returned.
         Michael Maddox, PIJAC- Mr. Maddox commented that we are working on a moving target. PIJAC proposes that any new revisions come
from national law, and should be based on scientific data. Care standards should be practical and reasonable. PIJAC recommends a hobby license
and a commercial license. They would recommend that a hobby breeder is anyone who has 26 or fewer intact females for the purpose of breeding.
PIJAC endorses "all information should be given at time of sale". PIJAC strongly endorses due process language contained in the original AWA and
that no exemptions should be made (referring to shelters) on quality of care.
         Ida McCarthy, Lombard IL. – Ms. McCarthy stated that consumers deserve to know where the dogs for sale came from. We need to educate
the consumers. Pet stores should be required to disclose where the dogs came from. She also wants pet stores to give the name of a breeder and
that the buyer should be able to see the sire and dam. She stated that animal rights people are also responsible breeders.
           Deb Shanks – Ms Shanks testified to her practices as an AKC Breeder regarding consumer education. Deb highlighted the information she
includes with each and every puppy sale. Ms. Shanks has been a licensed kennel for 20 years and has always had unannounced inspections – only
once did she get disclosure that an inspector was coming and that was 15 minutes in advance of his visit.
          Jane Moody – Ms Moody outlined AKC requirements for breeders, forms outlining inspections, DNA requirements, disclosure requirements,
etc. Ms. Moody passed around samples of all the paperwork required of an AKC licensed breeder
           Susan Phares – Ms. Phares testified that she has been Illinois Dept. Ag licensed kennel for 40 years and an active member of many Illinois
and National dog clubs. She stated that hobby breeders strive to produce exceptional animals and invest in our future by performing stringent health
screenings and involving ourselves in research to improve our animals' health and welfare. Ms. Phares went on to describe a Beagle puppy she
produced that had a disorder Musladin-Leuke Syndrome. Her donation of the puppy's DNA material allowed researchers to not only develop a genet-
ic test so that Beagle breeders and owners have a tool to ensure that no Beagle is born with this devastating disorder, but the research done on her
puppy also held the genetic key to unlock the mysteries of 4 types of fatal children's neuromuscular disorders.
           Darcy Howen, Owner of Petland for 20 years – Mr. Howen stated that there is no definition of a puppymill and that it is a perjorative term.
He said he has unannounced inspections from both Dept. of Ag and AKC. He stated that Illinois already has comprehensive laws requiring disclo-
sure at the time of sale and would ask that the Task Force continue with current law. He spends 3-4 weeks per year inspecting the breeders he buys
his puppies from for his store.
           Margo Milde, Legislative Liaison Rand Park Dog Training Club, AKC Legislative Liaison for the Agility Ability Club and Field Spaniel Club of
America
          – Ms. Milde testified that the clubs she represents are concerned with the proposed revisions regarding license suspension, revocation or
relinquishment of a license and the fact that a licensee would only have two weeks from the date to surrender all of his dogs to a shelter or an Illinois
licensed facility – or to other persons or facilities the Dept of Ag would agree too. Ms Milde testified that if the licensee has proven through inspec-
tions that he is providing appropriate care, then he shouldn't be forced to dispose of his dogs only through licensed shelters or kennels. Often times
breeders keep their dogs when they are no longer used in a breeding program, maintaining them in comfort throughout their natural lives even when
they become very old or ill. It would be extremely difficult to find homes for these dogs on such a short notice and no doubt many would end up in
municipal shelters where they would be euthanized.
           Alison Posner, President of Illinois Cocker Rescue – Ms. Posner testified that rescue groups take unwanted animals from private individu-
als, animal shelters, animal control facilities and/or commercial breeding facilities and help these animals become adoptable. Rescue relies heavily
on volunteers operating with limited budgets. Foster homes are the key to rescuing many animals and allow them to be fostered out into homes
where they can become housetrained, well-socialized family pets. Ms Posner testified that most rescue groups provide the adopter all requisite in-
formation at the time of adoption. It would be an undue burden to list all the disclosure items as prescribed in proposed language for posting dogs for
adoption/sale on the internet. Ms. Posner stated in a Foster home it would be impossible to hang disclosure information on cages. Under the pro-
posed definition of "adoption" it states: an adoption can only occur at a licensed shelter or animal control facility. This means that rescue groups will
no longer be permitted to adopt animals from off-site locations. Ms Posner stated that the proposed increase in licensing fees for rescue and foster


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homes will unduly impact many rescue groups as they will have less funds to spend on the care of animals.
         Dr. Deneice Van Hook, Veterinarian, Colonel (ret) U.S. Air Force in charge of all Air Force Veterinary Medical Operations, and a Dog Breed-
er – Dr. Van Hook testified she is active in all facets of dog activities including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, earthdog and hunting trials and
has been an obedience trainer for the past 30 years. Dr Van Hook testified that the first rule of veterinary medicine is to do no harm.
Dr. Van Hook said that the proposed draft states that if a person is found in violation, the animals at a shelter, kennel, or breeding facility will be re-
linquished and only released to another licensed agency. This does not provide for animals that are owned or co-owned by other individuals who
have a contractual and/or legal right to have these animals. She suggests that any animals that are subject to confiscation should first and foremost
be returned to their legal owners or co-owners. She stated that this legislation should require meticulous tracking of all confiscated animals so that
their whereabouts are never in question and they can easily be retrieved when a rightful owner presents to pick up their loved pet. In regards to pro-
posed housing, flooring, food, and temperature requirements, Dr. Van Hook stated that a one size fits all approach will not work. Dr. Van Hook asked
that when crafting legislation that we do no harm.
         Patti Struefert, Labrador Breeder – Ms Struefert testified that she breeds Labradors and has donated many as service dogs. One service
dog she donated to a couple who is involved in Rescue. They had been looking for an appropriate shelter dog to train for service work but had been
unable to find one with the correct temperament for that type of work. Because of the type of socialization required of puppies bound for service work
it is important to raise puppies in a home setting – not in a kennel environment. Ms. Struefert testified that because of the ongoing health tests that
must be performed at various ages before a dog is bred, she must keep many more dogs than she will ever end up breeding because she only
breeds her best dogs.
           Chris Walkowicz – Ms. Walkowicz outlined all the things that good dog breeders do to educate the consumer. She stated there is no reason
a concerned pet owner cannot find the resources to educate themselves how to be a responsible pet owner. All prospective owners should take
advantage of the resources dog breeders provide to a community.
         Cathy Dunham, cat breeder and rescuer – Ms. Dunham testified that she has watched with alarm the increasing mention of cats in the ongo-
ing Task Force. She was a licensed cattery but currently is not. She asked that all discussion regarding cats be ceased in the Task Force unless and
until a cat representative is seated on the Task Force. If additional fee, disclosure requirements etc. are required there will be fewer people willing to
foster when Rescue is already strapped for foster homes. Ms. Dunham stated that attaching arbitrary number limits are meaningless when some
homes might be able to well care for 20 animals – and other homes may not be able to care for two. Ms. Dunham stated that the most accurate and
appropriate means to address substandard operations is consumer complaint driven. She stated the vast majority of dog breeders are responsible
though the large fundraising groups would have us believe otherwise. She stated that the proposed disclosure requirements and documentation are
nothing more than an attempt to drive breeders out of existence.
         Janie Jenkins, Illinois French Bull Dog Rescue – Testified to the need for stricter laws regarding disclosure for Pet Stores. She stated that
responsible breeders have no problems with these proposals. She advocates full disclosure by pet stores as suggested by HSUS.
          Jane Moody, for Paul Moody, Licensed boarding kennel, and breeder. She congratulated her inspector on his hard work. She testified that
they have been paying $25.00 for an all-inclusive license. They have no problem with a reasonable increase in fees. The fees recommended would
be an 800% increase. A kennel license should be an "umbrella" that should also cover daycare. Multiple license requirements will drive out small
hobby breeders. All kennels should be inspected and the same rules applied, regardless of affiliation. Funds generated by the additional licensing
should not go into general fund but should go into a fund for Dept. of Ag. inspections. Ms. Moody testified that current laws are working as evidenced
by the innumerable arrests and cleanups of dog fighting rings and substandard kennels – all without the need for additional laws or consumer protec-
tions.
            Sarah Dobyns, Volunteer - Ms. Dobyns asked who can be called an adopter? She outlined the requirements that her shelter requires when
adopting out a dog. She works with A Caring Place. She testified it is difficult to raise the funds necessary to stay afloat.
           Bob Yarnell, President of American Canine Association – Mr. Yarnell asks for uniform requirements for all kennels. All kennels should have
an attending veterinarian. Each breed of dog has different standards of care and a licensed veterinarian is best trained to determine the needs of
each dog. The proposed fees are too burdensome.
          Jim Machiejewski, owner of Petland in Chicago, Illinois. – Mr Machiejewski testified that he has been inspected numerous times by IL Dept.
of Ag. and AKC and it is always unannounced. He stated that he is inspected every day by the public. A blanket statement that all pet stores do
this….or all pet stores do that isn't true. He stated that he does do adoptions out of his store. He said that rarely does a consumer tell them the true
reason why they are returning a puppy and related a humorous story illustrating his point. Not all pet stores are sub standard and the bad ones
should be put out of business. The proposed legislation will put both good and bad pet stores out of business.
          Jeff Wiehe, Business consultant from Petland - Mr. Wiehle testified their mission is to match the correct puppy to the correct buyer. He also
stated that we should not dictate to IDOA, that it will dilute their efficiency.
           Dorothy Christiansen - Breeder of Shetland Sheepdogs for 40 years. As National co-ordinator For Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, her group
has rescued over 250 Shetland Sheepdogs this year. She spoke about the CHIC program.
          Vera Mansfield - Hound Hunter - Under the Department of Ag's proposal. Current laws are adequate but need to be funded to be effective.
          Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director of Champaign County Animal Shelter – Ms. Tiefenbrunn stated there have been some suggestions
made that all housing requirements should be the same, but a shelter may keep an animal 2 weeks and a breeding facility keeps a breeding female
for 15 years. We are not just talking about pets to fill a demand but about an addition to a family. She stated that pet stores are misleading the public
about the origins of the animal. Standards for pet stores, breeders and shelters should not be the same. Reputable breeders make the case for more
regulations for commercial breeders. Puppies are not livestock and should not be treated that way. She stated that the pet stores routinely tell buyers
that the puppies are from breeders who are as reputable as show breeders. Large scale breeding facilities are inhumane.
           Jean Fisher, Certified Vet Tech, Past superintendent of 4-H dog club – Ms. Fisher testified that she does dog therapy work with the elderly
and children. She has been a vet tech for 2 decades at the University of Illinois. In that position she has learned to seek information through pub-
lished factual reports and not led by emotional evidence. Most State legislators have very little knowledge about animal care/husbandry. She asked
that when formulating animal legislation we look to factual scientific evidence and not emotional evidence.


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              Elaine Shaw, Small breeder that volunteers for a local shelter.- Ms. Shaw commended the volunteers and responsible breeders. She
stated that no one has addressed the dogs that spend their entire lives in cages.
          Jane McBride - President of Illinois Humane. She has been a humane investigator for 11 years. We need better defined standards for them
to do their job. She asked the Task Force members to widen the scope of agencies that are able to assist. She had a situation where a licensed
Dept. of Ag facility that had dogs in a trailer where the ammonia build up caused human health issues.

This ended the public testimony portion of the Task Force Meeting.

           Dr. Ernst asked that we discuss proposals that have been made by various members of the Task Force.
          Pet Lemon Law – The main premise of the law is to try to drive changes in a way that doesn't require onerous licensing by using consumer
based methods. Dr. Ernst asked the Task Force whether they should include it in the AWA. Jordan Matyas (HSUS) suggested that the Puppy Lemon
Law should be tabled since he feels it is a separate matter. He offered to work on a draft of the Puppy Lemon Law.
Michele Kasten, (Hobby Breeder Rep), stated that since the Puppy Lemon law does include information about the AWA that the two pieces of legis-
lation should be considered simultaneously, so as not to contradict each other.
          Ron Berning (Pet Store Rep) asked for a definition of a puppymill. Cori Menkin (ASPCA) stated the ASPCA's definition of a puppymill is a
breeder where profit is the motivating factor.
          Jordan Matyas (HSUS) asked that cage standards be talked about immediately.
           Senator Althoff said that she and Senator Katowski would look at the Puppy Lemon Law. She stated they have gathered significant data
from Dept. of Ag and will have a report for the next meeting. She recommended that we take up care and conditions at the next meeting.

Dr. Ernst stated that we also need to determine if we have a problem with puppymills in Illinois.
         Senator Kotowski stated that he wants to hear from The Dept. of Ag as they are the ones charged with enforcement.
         Michele Kasten (Hobby Breeder Rep) asked that the small hobby breeders be included in all puppy lemon law discussion.
         Erika Walsh (Rescue Rep) suggested that a hobby breeder be defined by the AKC's definition as someone who sells 50 puppies per year.
          Mary Jo Trimble (Sporting Dog Rep) stated that we don't want numbers period because it doesn't matter - next year HSUS will be back
trying to lower those limits. One of their national representatives stated this at a recent training meeting.
       Both Jordan Matyas (HSUS) and Cori Menkin (ASPCA) denied that they had ever heard the report Mary Jo referred to regarding the HSUS
Training Representative Patrick Kwan and his statement to just pass any number and we will come back and lower the number.
Jordan Matyas (HSUS) gave his word that it was not his intent to come back and change numbers, but he wants to address standards of care

Proposed Revocation of License.
          Mary Jo Trimble (Sporting Dog Rep) commented that the language that was submitted was the same as in HB198/SB53 and that we had
been told we weren't working from HB198/SB53. She read from a list of statements/question s written by the President of the Brittany Spaniel club
regarding the proposed "Revocation of License " language.
          Sally Westerhof (Shelter Rep) asked that we amend the AWA so that no animal can be sold younger than 8 weeks of age by anyone, not
just licensed breeders. Michele Kasten (Hobby Breeder Rep) stated that adding more laws are not going to change what an unlicensed breeder
does, it is important to educate the public. Adding more duties to the already overburdened Dept of Ag inspectors will only divert them away from
more serious infractions. Mary Jo Trimble (Sporting Dog Rep) stated that the people she had spoken with were sick and tired of more laws. Much
discussion ensued. Senator Kotowski stated that this 8 week rule seemed like a reasonable request – especially since hobby breeders already abide
by this practice and 8 weeks is the age that veterinary medicine acknowledges as an acceptable transfer age. Senator Kotowski counseled Mary Jo
to be cautious regarding her objection to this point.

Dr. Ernst announced that at the next meeting we are going to discuss standards of care. It will be October 20th The meeting adjourned at 1:14 p.m.”
You have my permission to crosspost with the caveat that it be done in it's entirety and with credit to Lisa Hills Illinois Capitol Kennel
Club.
Regards,
Lisa Hills
ICKC

Indiana:
   1. Indiana General Assembly: http://www.in.gov/legislative/
   2. Indiana Animal Owners Alliance (IAOA) : http://www.indianaanimalowners.org/
   3. Indiana Purebred Dog Alliance: http://inpurebreddogalliance.org/
   4. Marion: MSN Being Debated. https://secure.townnews.com/shared-
content/subscription/authenticate/index.php?mode=start&domain=chronicle-
tribune.com&usereg=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chronicle-
tribune.com%2F%2Farticles%2F2009%2F06%2F14%2Fnews%2Fdoc4a34730577ca1976926118.txt&discover=0&amex=0
   5. Indianapolis: “Pit Bull” Attack Prompts Renewed Push for BSL. http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10664855 To contact
the city council and explain why is not the breed but the deed: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Council/Pages/home.aspx
   6. Lafayette: Animal Commission to Consider Increasing Amount of Pets per Home and MSN for City.
http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local/local_wlfi_lafayette_animal_comm_to_consider_spay_mandate Next meeting for the Animal
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Commission is November 12th. To contact the City Council and express dismay at a potential MSN and at Pet limits :
http://www.lafayette.in.gov/council/ (city council) Animal Control Commission:
http://www.lafayette.in.gov/egov/docs/1252414385_794494.pdf
  7. Muncie, Delaware County: Not Another Task Force on Animal Control:
http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20090927/OPINION/909270318
   8. Danville: Jamison Shed Light on Activists’ Agenda. http://www.agrinews-
pubs.com/articles/livestock/porknews/default.asp?Article=E262A35D02E3C3BBC72A78C5A34DBB46350F1DBC9E9FA418
  9. Elkhart: Special Committee to Meet Again to Discuss BSL. http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=11264511 Will give its
recommendations to the city council by November 01st.

Iowa:
  1. Iowa General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/index.html
  2. Iowa Alliance For Responsible Dog Ownership: http://www.freewebs.com/ammitnme/
  3. Iowa Federation of Animal Owners, Inc. (IFED)
  4a. Des Moines: BSL! Council Member Wants Ban on Pit Bull Types.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090626/NEWS/906260377/1001/NEWS TO educate council members:
http://www.ci.des-moines.ia.us/mayor_council/index.htm
  4b. Dog Breed, Behavior Are Keys in Ordinance Debate.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090929/NEWS/909290352/-1/NEWS04
  5a. North Platte: Tough Times for Animals Spawn New Regulations.
http://www.southwestiowanews.com/articles/2009/08/23/around_the_region/doc4a8ea07485bb2950976410.txt
  5b. September 29th Hearing Focused on “puppy mills.” http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2009/09/11/news/politics/11707015.txt
  7. Hatchery Addresses Welfare Problems. http://www.drovers.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=6064
  8a. AR Legislation Coming to This State: Panel Puts Bite in Pet Breeding Regulations.
http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=258958
  8b. Dog Breeders Respond To Calls for More State Regulations. http://www.radioiowa.com/2009/09/29/dog-breeders-respond-to-
calls-for-more-state-regulation/
  9. Greyhound Racing Record is Excellent. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091003/OPINION04/910030308/-
1/NEWS04
  10. Sioux City: BSL: “It’s Just a Bad Law. Six Owners Take Their Fight to Court.:
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/article_58826d31-423b-5620-a4ad-a0a85e85dfed.html

Kansas: . No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Kansas State Legislature: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do

Kentucky:
  1. Kentucky State Legislature: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/
  2. Lexington/Fayette/Urban County: Anti-Tethering Measure is on the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG):
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/42626237.html?pollSubmit=y&submit=submit&oid=2&mr=1&cid=6500&pid=42737537 AR
Rhetoric is running rampant. To contact the City Council and explain why tethering and penning, when done appropriately, is not a
problem: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=325
  3a. Louisville: Louisville Kennel Club Decision:
  3b. Here is the original ordinance: http://www.louisville-pets.com/Louisville_Animal_Ordinance_Final.pdf
  3c. Here is the court decision: http://archive.wfpl.org/20091002courtopinion.pdf
  3d. Statement from LKC: This past Friday, very late in the day, the federal judge finally issued his decision in the case of Louisville
Kennel Club, et al vs. Metro Government.
          The final ruling ran to over 20 pages and will have sweeping impact on a national level as well as here in Louisville, which was
always part of our strategy. Below is the notice from LKC President, Donna Herzig, which clarifies some of the decision:
     "This is a great decision. Judge Simpson found that the determination between altered and unaltered dogs is without merit and
therefore the requirement of inspection of enclosures for unaltered dogs by Animal Control is unconstitutional. "He additionally found
that dogs are personal property [under the 14th Amendment to the US Constititution] , and the requirement of a seizure bond (where
you must post a bond upon a showing of probable cause and if you cannot post the bond your animals become the property of the
state, city etc.)is unconstitutional and a finding of guilt must occur before a court can take your property.
    "The judge issued an injunction prohibiting the city from enforcing these provisions.
    "With respect to the Fourth Amendment issue, the Court dismissed it because the city agreed with us. However, the Court spent a
lot of time discussing the Fourth Amendment and stated that notwithstanding the ordinance seeming to allow for seizure without a war-


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rant for tethering violations, for some cruelty issues and for any violation of the ordinance (a provision used by Meloche to seize ani-
mals for violations of his alleged Class A requirements) the Court reasoned that no ordinance provision nullifies a warrant requirement
so as to those seizures LMAS must obtain a warrant prior to seizure. "Moreover, while the Court did not strike down many of the defi-
nitions, it could have just left it at that. Instead the Court went point by point and clarified the statute as to what was permissible and
what wasn't .
    "Notwithstanding the story in the Courier Journal--I am not sure that they read the same opinion--we had a major victory on the is-
sues that matter on a national basis. "While Judge Simpson did not deal with the state issue, the veterinary issue which was the most
important one, was addressed by a recent change in the state law which makes veterinary records confidential and does not permit
release of them unless a court order is issued or the owner gives consent in writing.
     "Since we prevailed on our Sec. 1983 issues, we will file next week for attorney's fees which are mandatory under the statute. We
are hopeful that we will receive a substantial reimbursement. "
      A big 'Thank you!' to every individual and every club that donated to our legal fund. This has been a great victory on the most sub-
stantive issues possible, and opens the door to citizens everywhere being able to sue for damages against similar ordinances. --
Barbara Haines”
  4. Henderson City: City Eyes Dog Ordinance. http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/aug/22/city-
eyes/?partner=yahoo_headlines Dangerous Dog ordinance, no BSL.

Louisiana:
  1. Louisiana State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.la.us/
  2a. New Orleans: TO consider Breeding Limits and MSN. http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3964 Thursday, Oc-
tober 13, 2009.
  2b. Copy of the Proposed Ordinance:
http://www.akc.org/pdfs/canine_legislation/New_Orleans_MSN_proposal_September_2009.pdf
  2c. Sample letter to protest this proposed ordinance: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/NOLA_resident_sample_letter.doc
  2d. Latest Update from the NRA: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?id=5157 Please contact the city commissioners
and express your displeasure at such a restrictive ordinance. http://www.nocitycouncil.com/

Maine:         No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Maine State Legislature: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/
 2. Maine Federation of Dog Clubs: http://www.fedmedogclubs.org/
 3. Responsible Animal Owners of Maine: http://www.rao-of-me.com/
 4. Maine Hunting Dog Owners: http://mainehdo.blogspot.com/

Maryland:
 1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
 2. Maryland Dog Federation: http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/
 3. Baltimore (city): Meatless Mondays in School Earn Praise from Peta. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-
md.briefs060oct06,0,6526171.story

Massachusetts:
  1. Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners : http://www.massfeddogs.org/ AND
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Positions.html       This is for 2009 & will be a work in progress all legislative session.
  2a. Legislative Tracking form: http://www.mass.gov/legis/ltsform.htm (FINALLY UPDATED)
  2b. General Court of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/
  3. HB 192: Requiring pet shop owners to provide basic pet care information to consumers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
MassFed Supports.
   4a. HB 344: Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs & Cats.
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/ActProhibitingDevocalization.pdf 7/14/09: HEARING Held. Joint Committee on the
Judiciary
  4c. MASSFED OPPOSES! http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20HD653%20(Harkins).pdf
  4d. Debarking: AN ALL out ATTACK by the AR to end this practice and end your right to have this procedure performed on your
dogs: http://www.wickedlocal.com/chatham/homepage/x1363805718/Dog-proposal-gets-Beacon-Hill-s-attention
  4e. This is the misinformation the AR side is espousing about Debarking: http://www.worcester-arl.org/devoc.html ;
http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31661.html ; http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31596.html ;
http://mspca.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=aboutus_State_Belief_Devocalize_Animals

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  5a. HB 400: Relative to the Sale of Anti-freeze. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
    5b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB400%20(Welch).pdf
   6 . HB 723: Act relative to deer hunting. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Envi-
ronment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   7. HB 736: Act safeguarding our natural resources. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/27/09:
Accompanied by new draft: H04172           Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   8. HB 747: Relative to the Control of Coyotes. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
  9a. HB 815: Act Prohibiting Cruel Confinement of Certain Farm Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 6/03/09: HEARING Held. Joint Committee on Environment, Natural
Resources and Agriculture
  9b. NAIA ALERT!!!! http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13467446&type=CT&show_alert=1
   10. HB 913: Act concerning the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to dogs harbored upon the insured
property. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 6/23/09 HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Financial Ser-
vices.
  11. HB 1250: Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
   12. HB 1286: Act relative to the penalty for killing maiming or poisoning of animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   13. HB 1303: Act to prevent animal cruelty. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the
Judiciary
   14a. HB 1309: An Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   14b. MassFed OPPOSES. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1309%20(Callahan).pdf
   15. HB 1391: Relative to protective orders. (Think this is protection of home animals, too, but am not sure at this time.)
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
15a. HB 1401: Act relative to dog training areas in the Commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
(same asSB1578) Joint Committee on the Judiciary
 15b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1578%20&%20HB1401.pdf
  16. HB 1466: Act relative to the sale of dogfighting paraphernalia. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  17. HB 1467: Act Relative to trusts for the care of animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on the Judiciary
 18. HB 1499: Act to Include Animals in Abuse Prevention Orders. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  19. HB 1506: Act relative to the regulation of livery drivers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on the Judiciary
  20. HB 1968: Act relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government                   MassFed OPPOSES.
   21. HB 1969: Require Posting of Security for the Seizure And Impoundment of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and
Regional Government            MassFed OPPOSES.
  22. HB 1975: Act relative to the spaying and neutering of cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government                    MassFed OPPOSES.
   23a. HB 1977: Relative to At Risk Dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held:
Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   23b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1977%20(Hill).pdf
   24a. HB 1997: Act relative to animals. BSL! http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/14/09: HEARING
Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   24b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1997%20(Pedone).pdf
   25. HB 2008: Protect the Public from Condemned Vicious Dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government                    MassFed OPPOSES.
   26. HB 2015: Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held:

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Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   27. HB 2016: Vicious Dogs. http://www.trendtrack.com/texis/walks/ma/textdisplay.html?billnum=HB2016 7/14/09: HEARING
Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   27a. HB 3009: Act designating the elephant as the official mammal of the commonwealth.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 5/14/09: Hearing Postponed. Joint Committee on State Administra-
tion and Regulatory Oversight.
    27b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB3009%20(Miceli).pdf
    28. HB 3016: Relative to the Annual Observance of Greyhound Adoption Month.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
    MassFed Supports. 5/14/09: Hearing Postponed.
   29. HB 3442: Act enhance the management of problem wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
    30. HB 3477: Act to protect farm viability. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Pub-
lic Health
     31. HB 3589: Act To Provide For The Safe Care And Treatment Of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Re-
gional Government
    32. HB 3634: Act Regulating Livery Vehicles. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on
Transportation
    33. HB 3703: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
    34a. HB 3704: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   34b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB3704%20(Khan).pdf
   34c. (7/28/09): Would Close Public Health Protection Gap. http://www.examiner.com/x-3118-Boston-Dog-Laws-
Examiner~y2009m7d27-HB3704-An-Act-Relative-to-the-Regulation-of-Animal-Shelter-would-close-public-health-protection-gap
   35. HB 3883: Legislation to repeal the law relative to the use of leghold traps for capturing furbearing animals. (Act Relative to Bea-
vers) http://www.mass.gov/legis/HouseDocketBillCommitteeList.htm Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and
Agriculture
   36. HB 3943: Providing for a Tax on Sale of Non-Food Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
5/06/09: HEARING Held: House: Joint Committee on Revenue. MassFed OPPOSES.
   37. HD 1850: Act relative to the greyhound adoption trust fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   38. HD 2655: Providing for Improvements to the Thoroughbred Racing Industry in the Commonwealth and the Regulation Thereof.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
    39. SB 186: Licensing & Regulation of Pet Groomers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00186.htm                MassFed OP-
POSES. 5/19/09: HEARING Held: 10am. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
     40. SB 376: Act relative to farm protection. Anti-NAIS. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00376.htm            6/03/09: HEAR-
ING: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN) MassFed Support.
     41. SB 379: Act amending the equine laws. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00379.htm 6/03/09: HEARING: Joint
Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN)
    42. SB 392: Act relative to the feeding of wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00392.htm 6/23/09: HEARING:
Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN)
    43a. SB 406: Act updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
7/13/09: Reported Favorably by Joint Committee On Environment, Nat. Resources & Agriculture - Referred to Senate Way &
Means!
   43b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB406%20(Jehlen).pdf
   44a. SB 763: Act Relative to the Establishment of a Dangerous Dog Registry.
http://www.trendtrack.com/texis/walks/ma/textdisplay.html?billnum=SB763 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Munic-
ipalities and Regional Government
   44b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB763%20(Buoniconti).pdf
   45a. SB 774: Act Relative to Puppy Mills. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm 7/14/09: HEARING
Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   45b. MassFed and AKC Opposes. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20SD1448%20(Hedlund).pdf This is
the Massachusetts “puppy mill” bill.


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  46. SB 778: An Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund.
http://www.trendtrack.com/texis/walks/ma/textdisplay.html?billnum=SB778 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Munic-
ipalities and Regional Government 7/28/09: Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting
therefore a new draft, see S2120.
 47. SB 784: Act relative to Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00784.htm 7/14/09:
HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government                       MassFed Supports
  48. SB 788: Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00788.htm 9/03/09 Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the Joint
Committee on Rules        MassFed OPPOSES.
   49. SB 888: Ensure Safe Medication Administration (controlled substances) . http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00888.htm
6/30/09: HEARING: Working on an Amendment: Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) MassFed OPPOSES.
   50. SB 1272: An Act Relative to Greyhound Racing. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01272.htm 6/10/09: Public
Hearing date 6/10 at 10:00 AM in Hearing Room B2 Joint Committee on Revenue
   51a. SB 1550: Act Relative to the Wrongful Injury or Death of Animal Companions.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01550.htm
   51b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1550%20&%20SB1689.pdf
  52a. SB 1578: Act relative to dog training areas in the commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01578.htm
(Same as HB1401) Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   52b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1578%20&%20HB1401.pdf
  53. SB 1594: Act creating animal trusts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01594.htm 9/17/09: Public Hearing at 1:00
PM in Hearing Room A1 Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  54a. SB 1689: Act Relative to the Wrongful Injury or Death of Animal Companions.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01689.htm 7/14/09: Public Hearing Held. Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
  54b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1550%20&%20SB1689.pdf
 55. SB 1710: Act to Protect Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s01710.htm 7/14/09: Public Hearing Held.
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  56a. SB 2041: Relative to Greyhound Racing. Would Extend the end of Greyhound racing until 2012.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s02041.htm 9/10/09: Public Hearing Held. Joint Committee on Economic Development
and Emerging Technologies           MassFed Support.
  56b. Regulars Lament End Draws Near for Wonderland Dog Racing.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/09/07/regulars_lament_end_of_live_racing_at_wonderland/
  56c. Dog Track Area Reps Plead For Survival. http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/town_info/government/x186854944/STATE-
HOUSE-NEWS-Dog-track-area-reps-plead-for-survival
 57. She Is on A Mission to Phase Out Greyhound Racing Throughout The USA: http://www.bu.edu/today/2009/07/29/dogged-fight
 58. Mashpee: BSL : Residents Urge Discriminatory Anti-Pet Law & Pit Bull Ban. http://legislation.americanrottweilerclub.org/local-
ordinances/mashpee-ma/ (updated 10/09/2009) To email the city officials and explain why there should not be a BSL:
http://www.ci.mashpee.ma.us/Pages/MashpeeMA_BComm/selectmen
 59. Harvard: Harvard’s Great Dog Rescue: Homeless Dogs Seek Forever Homes.
http://www.wickedlocal.com/harvard/news/x788046887/Harvards-Great-dog-rescue-Homeless-dogs-seek-forever-families One
comment listed on pet law: “These are dogs imported to be sold in Mass. at this "shelterless" shelter. From their website: "The standard adop-
tion fee is $400 for dogs, $425 for puppies 5 months and younger" So if they bring 25 a week- 25 X $400 = $10,000! Nice non tax paying business!
Also from their website: Since September 2003, we have placed more than 3000 homeless and abandoned dogs in loving forever homes in the
New England area. Every month, dozens of our Southern Great Dogs ride the transport north to their new forever and foster homes. The transport,
which is licensed by the USDA, drives up as often as needed and arrives at our isolation facility in Harvard, MA. Our forever families and foster
homes pick up their new dogs after the dogs receive a vet check and are quarantined for at least 48 hours per state regulations.3000 x $400 +
$1,200,000! Nice nonprofit business! There is a real need fro more regulation of this trade.”
  60. State Plots Dog Surcharge. http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1198278&format=email “Toby’s Law”
  61. MassFed: Annual Meeting. Thursday, October 29, 2009.
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/102909MassFedMtg.pdf HOW LEGISLATION IMPACTS VETERINARY CARE.
 62. Raynham: Dog Track Files For Race Dates Despite Ban. http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/news/x366042271/Raynham-
dog-track-files-for-race-dates-despite-ban

Michigan: Legislative Session has several Recesses throughout the year and Adjourns Sine Die in December 2009.
 1, Michigan State Legislature: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uijb1h45pnkdaw55kllc1v55))/mileg.aspx?page=home
 2. Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs (MAPBD): http://www.mapbd.org/
 3a. HB 4167: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.

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http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4167&query=on
2/05/09: House: Read & Referred to Committee on Transportation.
   3b. SB 0135: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0135&query=on
5/20/09: House: Transportation Committee.
   4. HB 4263: Methods of Use for Euthanasia; Clarify & Amend.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-4263 2/17/09:
Read for the first time & Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
   5. HB 4324: Proof of vaccination upon license application process; modify.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4324&query=on
5/13/09: Referred to Second Reading.
   6. HB 4465: Animals; other; dog, cat, or ferret temporarily transferred to a person; provide for waiver of good faith deposit.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(hpuylcqrdx3j2l45nc2bma45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4465&query=on
2/25/09: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Agriculture.
   7. HB 4610: Right to ride horses on state owned land.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(q34ww1vzajpy0yn3ngl42ev5))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4610&query=on
5/06/09: H. 2nd Reading. Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources
   8a. HB 4663: License and regulate dealers in and research facilities using dogs and cats for research purposes; and to repeal cer-
tain acts and parts of acts.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(q34ww1vzajpy0yn3ngl42ev5))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4663&query=on
3/19/09: Introduced & Referred to Agriculture Committee.
   8b. MAPBD Opposes this bill: http://mapbd.org/positionpaper2009hb4663.pdf
  9. HB 4665: Animals; other; dog, cat, or ferret temporarily transferred to a person; provide for waiver of good faith deposit.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ao0y3dzaibz4fz55t0c0vp55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4465&query=on
2/25/09: House: Agriculture.
  10a. HB 5127: Regulate Health and Welfare of Livestock. Certified “Humane” by the AHA.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0g4x4fmu1wlkky454calep2w))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-5127 10/06/09:
Sent to Governor.
   10b. Michigan Animal Producers, HSUS Reaches Compromises on Practices.
http://michiganfarmer.com/story.aspx?s=32019&c=25
  10c. Michigan Lawmakers Pass Farm Animal Welfare Bill. http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/HSUS-helps-
Mich-amend-farm-bill/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/630457?contextCategoryId=378
   10d. Governor Expected to Sign Farm Bill. http://www.sentinel-standard.com/articles/2009/10/03/news/06news.txt
   11a. HB 5128: Animal Industry Act. Create Animal Care Advisory Council.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(md441445b3bgbm5521jciv55))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-5128 8/04/09:
Expected in HJ 66. reported with recommendation with substitute H-1 / referred to second reading
   11b. HSUS & Michigan Humane Society Opposed to this bill. They would Not be able to control committee.
   11c. Results of Latest Hearing: http://www.michiganfarmbureau.com/press/agrinotes.php?date=20090731#3 AND
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2009/08/farmers_animalrights_groups_ha.html
   12. SB 280: Natural resources; nonnative species; restricted and prohibited species lists; (prohibits certain birds, fish, insects,
mammals, mollusks), http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ao0y3dzaibz4fz55t0c0vp55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-
SB-0280&query=on 6/25/09: ASSIGNED PA 0051'09 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
  13. SB 0316: Dangerous animal; expand definition to include an animal that bites or attacks a domestic animal.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5eirx055hcdswfjrkfrrng45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0316&query=on
3/03/09: Senate Committee on Judiciary.
  14. SB 0483: Participation license for bear and bobcat hunting when using dogs during hunt.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(tnfcil55fsvnltmhxfs44n55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0483&query=on
7/15/09/09: ASSIGNED PA 0070'09 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
  15. SB 0559: Criminal procedure; sentencing; assessment fee when a police dog is used in the arrest of a convicted individual; pro-
vide for, and earmark for canine unit costs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ao0y3dzaibz4fz55t0c0vp55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0559&query=on
5/12/09: Senate: Judiciary.
   16. Macomb County: Considering Vicious Dog Law. http://www.freep.com/article/20090913/NEWS04/909130481/1001/rss01
   17. Southgate: BSL! Owners of Vicious Dogs May Soon Have to Pay Hundreds of Dollars To Keep Animals.
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2009/10/06/news/doc4acbb4f8b67aa280956003.txt



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Minnesota:     No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Minnesota Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (also known as Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs): http://www.minncdc.org/
 2. Minnesota State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/

Mississippi:        No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc. http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/legislation
 2. Mississippi State Legislature ( for bills): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/

Missouri:
  1. Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed): http://www.mofed.org/
  2a. Missouri Joint Bill Tracking: http://www.house.mo.gov/billcentral.aspx
  2b. Missouri General Assembly: http://www.moga.mo.gov/
  3a. Missouri Outlines Next Steps of “puppy mill” Crackdown. http://www.ky3.com/news/local/49438582.html
  3b. Prosecution Bark Alert Cracks Down on “Bad Breeders.” http://www.fultonsun.com/articles/2009/07/02/news/209news05.txt
  3c. Operation Bark Alert: http://mda.mo.gov/animals/ACFA/barkalert/
  4. Pet Store in the Middle Of National Campaign Against “puppy mills.”
http://suburbanjournals.stltoday.com/articles/2009/07/13/stcharles/news/0712stc-protest0.txt
  5. New Florence: BSL being Considered. Please send polite letters and explain why BSL is not good and offer viable alternatives:
http://newflorencemo.com/Contacts.htm
  6. Dog Breeders May Be Hiding from State Inspectors. http://www.ky3.com/news/local/53123742.html
  7. Sikeston: Seeks Public Input on Pet Regulations. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1562277.html MSN for all domestic an-
imals being discussed. To contact the city council and explain why MSN does not work:
http://www.sikeston.net/Government/sikgov.asp
  8. New Florence: New Ordinance is BSL. http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-
9bd94c70b769/52fb9f96-80ce-0971-00cd-18c64e2d196c

Montana: No Report for this week. (10/13/09)
 1. Montana State Legislature: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp

Nebraska:
  1. Nebraska State Legislature: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/
http://www.omaha.com/article/20090707/NEWS01/907079980/-1/FRONTPAGE
  2a. McCook: Animal Control and Then Some. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/amystrauch/entry/29092/ Feral felines and
dog bites. No MSN but differential licensing and more.
  2b. The proposed ordinance is here and it is a problem: http://www.cityofmccook.com/Dog%20and%20Cat%20Ordinance.pdf To
contact city officials and educate them on responsible laws and not AR induced laws: http://www.cityofmccook.com/
  3. Omaha: Pet Owner Arrested: Dog Found Buried in the Backyard. http://www.ketv.com/video/20809446/index.html THIS IS
RIDICULOUS! According to one email: "If he killed the dog or if it suffered at all, he may face felony charges"? So, what if the cause of
death can't be determine, or if it would have died despite treatment? Will the police cover the cost of replacing his glass door? Can they possibly
repair the damage to his reputation??? All this will teach people is, if you have a sick pet that you may not be in a position to care for, DON'T TAKE
IT TO THE VET.”
  4. Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): which has the backing of the HSUS is seeking : “Are you gregarious, out going, like people, and LOVE
dogs? Looking for a volunteer who would make a good Events/Fundraising Coordinator. No pay, probably some stress, but you will get lots of sloppy
kisses, and help to promote Dogs Deserve Better, saving lives of chained dogs in Nebraska. If interested, please contact me: Gayla Hausman, Area
Rep., Beatrice, NE” http://www.dogsdeservebetterne.org/Home_Page.html
  5. NE Governor: Be Proactive Against Animal Rights Groups. http://brownfieldagnews.com/2009/09/24/ne-governor-be-proactive-
against-animal-rights-groups/

Nevada:
  1. Nevada Animal Owners and Sportsmen - Voting Alliance. http://www.naos-va.com/
 2. Nevada Legislature: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/
 3. Washoe County: Proposed Change for Breeding License. Excerpts from an email which show some of the results of a com-
missioners meeting: “. Some members of the board are not very friendly towards breeders, and they want to go back to the original that the
second litter will trigger a business license. I was quite appalled and disgusted by some of the comments made publicly by a couple of the board
members about breeders. The Board members that had the attitude that nobody should be breeding anything because there are dogs and cats by
the hundreds in the shelter didn't seem to care that this was a compromise between the county staff and the people this will affect the most. Dr.
Simmons did inform them that if the 2 litters went forward, the Commissioners were likely to get an ear full from the public. One Board member felt


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strongly that neighbors should weigh in heavily on whether they had a breeder next door, to which Dr. Simmons told her that if the 2nd litter triggered
a business license, the whole thing was out of their jurisdiction, and into the business licenseing venue and neighbors would have nothing to say
about nothing as you could breed 2 litters in a year with just 2 dogs, and in that case the breeder would never have to come before the Animal Con-
trol for a permit (which is where the neighbors do get notified and an opportunity to comment/oppose/support the application). He told them with the
5th litter, the breeder would likely have more than the 3 dogs and so would have to seek the animal control permit to meet county regs., so then the
neighbors could weigh in. The 2 board members who had this thinking then said, "So its a catch 22?" To which Dr. Simmons answered yes. That is
what saved the bacon of things and caused them to not make a decision that meeting. “ To contact the county commissioners and offer help-
ful ideas and to support those who live in this county: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/bcc Washoe County: Commercial Breeding
Ordinance. First meeting for this proposal was on September 22nd. Washoe County commissioners.
  4. Las Vegas: Should Las Vegas Zoo Be Closed? http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10806054 Some info: Linda Faso is
Nevada based animal rights activists; she is simply against exotics in captivity, Jane Garrison, now with HSU$, used to be with
PETA, elephant 'expert'.

New Hampshire: .
  1. Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) : Point of Contact: Elin Phinizy black.north@gmail.com or the
DOGS Website: http://nh-animal-law.blogspot.com/
  2a. New Hampshire Legislative/Bill Status Update: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/
  2c. New Hampshire General Court: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
  3. Manchester: HSUS “presenting” Humane 101 Seminar.
http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/1828472935?view=Detail&id=100961&autologin=true Friday, October 23rd.

New Jersey:
 New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs (NJFDC): http://www.njfederationofdogclubs.org/
  1. NJ Bill Tracking: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
  2. Rutgers University: Offering Certificate in Animal, Community and the Law. http://www.ncpp.us/certcourses.php “nice” AR
courses guaranteed to brainwash anyone.
  3. A 449: Permits the rabies inoculation of dogs at pounds or shelters under the direction of certain veterinarians.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A0500/449_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4a. A 820: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/820_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4b S 1045: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1045_I1.HTM 2/14/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  5a. A 899: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/899_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  5b. S 358: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/358_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  6a. A 902: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEAS-
URE. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/902_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  6b. S 835: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEASURE.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1000/835_I1.HTM 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  7. A 1173: Requires dogs licensed out of state that are brought into NJ to be licensed in NJ within 60 days, and raises penalties for
violations of law requiring licensing of dogs and of kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1173_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  8. A 1381: Establishes notification system for operation of petting zoos and certain animal or agricultural exhibitions; establishes
sanitation requirement for human contact with animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1381_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Intro-
duced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  9. A 1403: Permits court to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1403_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  10. A 1414: Requires public schools to include instruction on humane treatment of animals as part of the Core Curriculum Content
Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1414_I1.HTM 1/8/2008

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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
  11. A 1418: Prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs, or hearing assis-
tance dogs harbored on the insured property. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1418_I1.HTM
2/7/2008 Passed by the Assembly (74-2-0)
2/14/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
  12. A 1419: Authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  13a. A 1591: Prohibits certain breeding and sales practices; requires persons selling cats or dogs to provide certain information;
and provides penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1591_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
   13b. NJ Commercial Dog Breeder Will be Anyone Who Sells More Than Dogs, Puppies, Cats, Dogs.
http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/03/nj-commercial-breeder-will-be-anyone.html
  14. A 1593: Prohibits purchase and resale of certain animals for experimentation.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1593_I1.HTM Withdrawn from the Files
  15a. A 1951: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1951_I1.HTM
5/19/2008 Passed by the A5/19/2008 Passed by the Assembly (77-3-0)
5/19/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
  15b. S 1275: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1275_I1.HTM 6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
   16. A 2005: Concerns responsibilities and liabilities of individuals involved in equine animals activities.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2005_I1.HTM 1/28/1/28/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  17a. A 2346: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2346_I1.HTM
2/26/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  17b. S 1590: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1590_S1.HTM
5/22/2008 Passed by the Senate (33-3)
5/22/2008 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18a. A 2417: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2417_I1.HTM 3/3/2008 Introduced, Referred to
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18b S 1592: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1592_I1.HTM 4/7/2008 Introduced in the Sen-
ate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  18c. A 3960: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp
  19. A 2663: Provides that court shall make order respecting custody of domestic companion animals in divorce upon request.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2663_I1.HTM 5/12/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  20a. A 2983: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2983_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  20b. S 1992: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1992_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  21a. A 3052: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3052_R1.HTM         11/17/2008 Passed by the Assembly (76-2-0)
11/24/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  21b. S 2028: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2028_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  22. A 3335: Requires animal cruelty training for selected assistant county prosecutors and tracking of animal cruelty cases in State
uniform crime reporting system; directs AG to issue prosecutor guidelines for animal cruelty cases.

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http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3335_I1.HTM 10/23/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety
Committee
   23a. A 3539: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3539_I1.HTM
12/15/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
   23b. S 2510: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering) (intro 2009) :
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S3000/2510_I1.HTM 1/26/2009 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee.
   24. A 3552: Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish
and maintain website list of such persons. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3552_I1.HTM 9/15/2008 Introduced, Re-
ferred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
   25. A 3574: Creates Feral Cat Health Commission. (intro 2009): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3574_I1.HTM
1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
   26. A 3575: Authorizes creation of local animal health and population control commissions. (intro 2009):
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3575_I1.HTM 1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee.
    27. A 3655: Establishes voluntary gross income tax check-off donation for State low-income and shelter-adoption spay-
ing and neutering programs; establishes veterinarian continuing education credits for certain services to certain cats or dogs
provided free of charge. (intro 2009): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3655_I1.HTM 1/15/2009 Introduced, Re-
ferred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
   28. A 3656: Changes title of animal cruelty investigator to "municipal humane law enforcement officer" and defines them
in statute. (intro 2009) http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 1/15/09: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture
and Natural Resources Committee
  29. A 3803: Prohibit Cruel Restraint and Confinement of Dogs. (intro 2009) http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp
3/05/09 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  30a. AJR 112: Designates first Saturday in October of each year as "Animal Rescue Day."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 12/18/08: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee
   30b. SJR 47: Designates first Saturday in October of each year as "Animal Rescue Day."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp   5/08/08 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Commit-
tee
   31. S 364: Directs DHSS to adopt regulations prohibiting overcrowding of animals in kennels, pet shops and other retail establish-
ments; establishes penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/364_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Re-
ferred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
   32. S 971: Increases sterilization and animal control programs; establishes dog license surcharge.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Com-
mittee.
   33. S 1434: Concerns NJ Transit's treatment of people with guide or service dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1434_I1.HTM 3/06/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transporta-
tion Committee.
   34. S 1694: Requires all cats and dogs released from shelters and pounds be sterilized with certain exceptions, and establishes
penalty for noncompliance. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1694_I1.HTM 5/05/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Re-
ferred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.
   35. S 1845: Creates crime of threatening the life of certain animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1845_S1.HTM
11/24/2008 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
   36. S 2335: Authorizes hunting of game animals every day of the week during hunting season.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2335_I1.HTM 10/27/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environ-
ment Committee
   37. New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. http://www.njoutdooralliance.org/
   38. Animal Rights Activists of New Jersey: has a yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AnimalRightsActivistsOfNewJersey/
    39. New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance (NJARA) CHANGED its Name to the Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ):
http://aplnj.org/whereisnjara.html Same organization. Same AR views.
   40. George Alston Super Advanced Training: Hosted by: Schooley’s Mountain Kennel Club. October 17-18, 2009. To be held at
the Morris K9 Campus. http://www.morrisk9campus.com/
   41. Howell Township/Monmouth County: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HOWELL, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW
JERSEY, ESTABLISHING COMMERCIAL BREEDERS, DOG KENNELS, SHELTERS, POUNDS, TRAINING FACILITIES, AND PET
SHOPS AS A CONDITIONAL USE WITHIN THE SED ZONE, HD, HD-2 and HD-3 ZONES, AND REVISING DEFINITIONS AND LI-


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CENSING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING COMMERCIAL BREEDERS, BOARDING, DOG TRAINING FACILITY, AND PET SHOP.
Tuesday, October 06th.

New Mexico:         No Report for this week. (10/13/09)

New York:
 1a. Dog Federation of New York: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
 1b Responsible Dog Owners of New York: Point of Contact: Ann Lettis lettis@webtv.net
  2a. New York Bill Search/Status: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/
  2b. New York State Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/
  3a. New York City: AR groups are Targeting Carriage Horses. Want to outlaw the Practice.
  3b. The Group Spearheading the effort to end carriage horses: http://www.banhdc.org/
  3c. (7/07/09) The ASPCA Has Joined the Cause to End Carriage Horses. From an email: “As you probably know, the
ASPCA is trying to eliminate the use of carriage horses in New York City. As long as carriage horses operate here, the
ASPCA will continue to protect them by enforcing the laws related to their welfare (a job we’ve taken on voluntarily and at
our own expense). However, we have no doubt that horse-drawn carriages do not belong in a congested, 21st-century me-
tropolis.” This is how they are proposing to do it: http://www.ny-class.org/act.html
  3d. Peta Pushes “horseless carriages” in Central Park. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-horse-carriages14-
2009sep14,0,4855501.story
   4. New York Overturns Ban on Sale of Kangaroo Meat. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25972478-
663,00.html?from=public_rss
  5. NY Farm Bureau announces a full day conference -- "Farm Animal Welfare Legal Conference: What every livestock owner needs
to know" Date: October 15         Place: Clarion Hotel, Albany     Info: NYFB 800 342-4143 www.nyfb.org
  6. Lake Luzerne: 15 Dogs Too Many for One Resident.
http://www.poststar.com/articles/2009/09/27/news/local/doc4abfc8af8fde5288729121.txt
  7a. Putnam County: Sheriff Deputy and Animal Rights Activist Indicted.
http://www.lohud.com/article/20091005/NEWS04/910050365/Putnam-sheriff-s-deputy--animal-rights-advocate-indicted
  7b. A Case of Pet Care and Politics. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/nyregion/08towns.html?_r=2

North Carolina: .

   1. North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (NCRAOA): http://www.ncraoa.com/
   2. Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership Information for NC: http://www.rexano.org/StatePages/NorthCarolinaFrame.htm
   3. NC Sporting Dog Association. http://www.ncsportingdog.org/join.htm
   4. North Carolina General Assembly: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
   5. HSUS: Latest NC “puppy mill” Bust Shows Need for Legislation.
ttp://www.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/latest_north_carolina_puppy_mill_case_confirms_need_for_legislation_091
409.html      In a word, BS. NC has adequate laws, if they would just be utilized and utilized in the correct manner.
   6a. Onslow County: Board of Health to Discuss Animal Control Issues. http://www.jdnews.com/news/animal-67644-control-
health.html
   6b. Inspection Wasn’t Linked to “Pit Bulls.” http://www.jdnews.com/opinion/wasn-67933-letter-article.html
   6c. Animal Shelter Short On Standards. http://www.jdnews.com/articles/shelter-68010-animal-short.html Some comments blame
breeders, but the thing is, the animal control ordinance passed, for one unethical breeder, ran all the breeders out of the area. Blame
irresponsible owners.
   6d. County Tackles Animal Control Issues: http://www.jdnews.com/opinion/span-68400-animal-text.html
   7. Pasquotank County: Three (3) Dog Limit. http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/3-dog-limit-eyed-in-pasquotank-846995.html
To protest this and explain why limit laws are not a good idea: http://www.co.pasquotank.nc.us/
   8. Cumberland County: Want to Amend Animal Control Ordinance to “steal” “dangerous dogs” without the owner’s permission.
http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2009/10/04/939529
   9. Gastonia/Gaston County: Group Using Hooters to Convince Men to Neuter. http://www.gastongazette.com/news/male-38448-
four-convince.html
   10. Asheville: Passed No Tethering Ordinance. http://www.animallawcoalition.com/tethering-penning/article/1058
   11. Wake County: NCVMA To Host Pet Care Exhibit AT NC State Fair. http://www.ncvma.org/ AND
http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/index.htm
   12. Richmond County: No Leash Law is a good Law for the county.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Racing+project+wins+approval%20&id=3851727-

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Racing+project+wins+approval
  13. North Carolina Animal Federation (NCAF) - AR group. http://ncanimalfederation.org/index.html
  14. Wake County: Commissioners Approved Spay / Neuter Voucher Program.
http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news/story/42996/groups-focus-on-low-cost-ways-to-control-pet-population

North Dakota:     No Report for this Week. (10/13/09)
 1. North Dakota State Legislature: http://www.legis.nd.gov/

Ohio:
   1. Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc. www.ovdo.org
  2. Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. http://ofodc.blogspot.com/
  3. Ohio Association of Animal Owners, Inc (OAAO): http://www.oaao.us/
  4. Ohio General Assembly: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/
  5. HB 55: Cruelty to Animals: Penalties. Protection Orders-Apply to Pets.
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_55 3/03/09: Introduced & Referred to Criminal Justice.
  6. HB 70: Increase the penalty for violation of the prohibition against cruel treatment of a companion animal by the animal's custo-
dian or caretaker to a felony of the fifth degree. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_70 3/10/09: Introduced.
  7a. HB 79: To amend section 955.11 of the Revised Code to remove pit bulls from the definition of "vicious dog" in state law.
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou128.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0079?OpenDocument 3/17/09: Introduced & Referred to Agricul-
ture & Natural Resources.
  7b. AKC Supports Removal of BSL: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3778
  8. HB 108: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_108 6/10/09: Senate:
Agriculture & Natural Resources.
  9a. HB 124: Establish licensing requirements and standards of care for certain dog breeding kennels, dog intermediaries, and an-
imal rescues for dogs. (2009 version of hb224 with a couple of punches) http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_124
9/30/09: HEARING: on SUB124 House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee RESULTS from HEARING: “The
hearing lasted nearly 3 hours with at least 7 people speaking in favor of the bill and at least 6 opposed. The committee members gave the same
attention to both sides (as usual), so it was difficult to tell if they leaned one way or the other. A few of them asked questions that showed they might
be thinking of alternatives, but it was really hard to tell how serious they were.
        The proponents had a slick video projected from a laptop onto two big screens, one facing the committee and one facing the audience. Kellie
did her usual spiel peppered with lies about the participation of breeders in drafting bill language and using a picture of a large Amish farmhouse to
illustrate her contention that commercial breeders make enough money selling puppies that they can afford big houses so they shouldn't quibble
about spending money to bring their kennels up to the standards in the bill. Never mind that the Amish have large families living together or that they
take pride in their homes. A woman who identified herself as a tax expert told the committee that she did a chart about the loss of revenue from
commercial breeders who take only cash to avoid paying taxes, but she based her work on the assumption that there are 9000 commercial kennels
in Ohio. In answer to a question from a committee member, she stated that the vast majority of commercial breeders are tax cheats.
        Other proponents included a couple of women who do rescue, a dog warden involved in a substandard kennel case, a humane agent from
Perry County who has testified before, and Bob Baker, a roving kennel 'investigator' who now works for ASPCA but has also worked for HSUS and
an anti-farm animal rights group.
        Opponents were OVDO, the Ohio Association of Animal Owners, the Ohio Professional Dog Breeders Assoc., the dog wardens assoc., collie
breeder Marcy Fine, and AKC judge and Cavalier breeder Meredith Johnson Snyder. Next hearing will probably be in two weeks.” Permission
given to crosspost.
   9a(1). AKC Alert! http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3970
  9a(2). Sub124: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/2009OhioHB124substitute.pdf AND
http://www.ovdo.org/pdf/Sub_HB124.pdf
 9b. SB 95: Establish licensing requirements and standards of care for certain dog breeding kennels, dog intermediaries, and animal
rescues for dogs. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_95 6/09/09: Being Sponsored.
  9((1a&b)) “Ohio believes that only self-proclaimed rescues and Humane Societies will be able to sell puppies and dogs ....”
  9((2a&b)). AKC Opposition Information: http://www.ovdo.org/pdf/AKC_opp_124_95.pdf
  10. HB 175: Bill tightening requirements for humane agent training. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_175
OVDO Supports this bill: 5/12/09: House: Local Government/Public Administration.
  11. SB 22: Theft Penalties :theft includes stealing animals. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_22 6/18/09:
Senate: Criminal Justice & Judiciary.
 12a. HJR 2: Amended Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution.
http://www.lbo.state.oh.us/fiscal/fiscalnotes/128ga/HJR0002SP.htm        Proposes a Ballot Issue Creating the Livestock Care
Standards Board.
 12a(1). HSUS Wants People to Vote No.
http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws/state_legislation/ohio/ohio_livestock_care_standards.html

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 12a(2). Ag Community Gets Behind Issue 2. http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/4676884 VOTE YES
  12a(3). Issue 2 Campaign Heats Up in Ohio. http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/articles/news/latest-
news/default.asp?Article=5096CEAA70799A3661DF0894DDE8DBD133C702A0D4DFACCB
  12a(4). Issue 2 Would Decide Who Regulates Animal Care in Ohio. http://www.times-gazette.com/news/article/4677842
  12a. SJR 6: Amended Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution.
http://www.lbo.state.oh.us/fiscal/fiscalnotes/128ga/SJR0006SP.htm Proposes a Ballot Issue Creating the Livestock Care Stand-
ards Board.
  13. Cleveland: Proposed dog ordinance tabled for City Council's summer break:
http://blog.cleveland.com/thesun/2009/06/proposed_dog_ordinance_tabled.html
  14. Elyria: BSL Considered: http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-elyria-pit-bull-ban-txt,0,3173481.story To contact public officials and
explain why BSLs do not work: http://www.cityofelyria.org/index.html
  15. Lax Laws in Ohio Draws Breeders (or so the ARAs say):
http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/10/07/copy/PuppyMills.ART_ART_10-07-
09_B3_OJFA6R7.html?sid=101
  16. Cleveland: Peta Taking Claims of Circus Elephant Abuse to Elementary School.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/10/peta_taking_claims_of_circus_e.html

Oklahoma:    No Report for this Week. (10/13/09)
 1. Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance (OAIA): http://www.oaiaonline.com/
 2. Oklahoma Legislative Informational Services: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html


Oregon:
  1. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA): http://www.naiaonline.org/
  2. Oregon State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.or.us/
  3a. Portland: Possible Carriage Horse Ban.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/08/portland_asks_for_feedback_on.html (Just like what is occurring in NYC):
To contact the city officials and explain about AR exploitation of this : http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=25783
  3b. (AR heavily involved in this ban. So, this only add fuel to the fire.): Carriage Horse Drops Dead on Portland Street.
http://www.katu.com/news/local/52317727.html?video=YHI&t=a


Pennsylvania:
  1. Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs (PFDC): http://home.paonline.com/pfdc/ .
  2. Pennsylvania Legislature/General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
  3a. HB 39: Cropping and Docking and Debarking Can Only be Done by a Veterinarian.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0039 8/27/09: GOVERNOR
SIGNS Bill into Law. ACT 38.
  3b. “The amended bill no longer requires exhibitors to carry certificates of ear cropping when dogs are shown, permits dew claw removal and ear
cropping by breeders for puppies up to five days old, requires documentation of surgeries only while the incision or wound is unhealed, and specifies
the content of the records required . It is not ear cropping, but tail docking that is permitted for puppies up to five days old.”
4. HB 97: Hunting: Rules and Regulations .
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0097 6/24/09: House: Re-
committed to Games and Fisheries,
  5. HB 123: Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to
animals. (killing or maiming a guide or helper dog)
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0123 1/30/09: Referred to Ju-
diciary Committee.
  6. HB 369: Act Amending the “Dog Law” , further providing for fees; and providing for county dog shelter restricted accounts.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0369 2/13/09: Referred to Ag-
riculture & Rural Affairs.
  7. HB 511: Act amending Titles 3 (Agriculture) and 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing
for the definitions of "agricultural biosecurity areas" and for "posted notice"; and further providing for keeping and handling of domestic
animals, for criminal trespass and for ecoterrorism.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0511 3/10/09: House: Appro-
priations.
  8. HB 593: Providing for immunity of humane society police officers.

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http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0593 2/24/09: House Judiciary
Committee.
   9. HB 613: Referred to as the Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law, further providing for prohibited means of destruction
of animals, for methods of destruction of animals and for exclusions; and repealing provisions relating to use of carbon monoxide sys-
tems. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0613 2/24/09: House
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.
   10. HB 614: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for seizure and detention of dogs, costs and destruction of dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0614 2/24/09: House Agricul-
ture & Rural Affairs Committee.
   11. HB 671: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for construction of article relating to dangerous dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0671 2/27/09: House Agriculture
& Rural Affairs Committee.
   12. HB 779: Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, repealing provi-
sions relating to Sunday hunting prohibition. (no hunting on Sundays)
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0779 3/25/09: House: Games
and Fisheries.
   13. HB 1254: Prevent Further Cruelty to Animal ANTI-TETHERING (DDB Got it sponsored, along with HSUS)and the AR are
believed about tethering, which has a lot of misinformation:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1254 4/13/09: House: Judiciary.
   14. HR 125: April 2009 As “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.”
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=0125 4/01/09: Adopted.
   15. HR 216: Resolution designating the week of April 19 through 25, 2009, as "Animal Abuse Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=0216 4/01/09: Adopted.
  16. HR 418: A Resolution congratulating the American Kennel Club on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of its founding in the
City of Philadelphia and designating the month of September 2009 as "American Kennel Club Month" in Pennsylvania.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=R&BN=0418 7/20/09: Adopted.
   17. SB 50: A Puppy Lemon Law/Buyer Protection Law.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0050 1/20/09: Referred to Con-
sumer Protection and Professional Licensing.
   18. SB 112: Convicted Individuals, On Parole, Probation, Bail: Limited Pet Ownership:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0112 8/11/09: Adopted. Act 33.
  19. SB 396: Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting the taking of exotic wildlife ob-
tained from a zoo for a fee and the provision of exotic wildlife for the purpose of a prohibited taking; and imposing penalties.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0396 7/09/09: Senate: Re-
referred to Appropriations.
   20. SB 560: An Act amending the Dog Law, Further providing for spaying or neutering as condition for release of certain animals;
and repealing certain provisions relating to sterilization of dogs and cats.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0560 3/02/09: Senate: Agri-
culture Committee.
    21. SB 667: An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, further providing for regis-
tration of dangerous dogs; and prescribing penalties.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0667 3/20/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
   22. SB 672: Providing for prohibited means of destroying animals, for use of carbon monoxide systems and for penalties; and
providing for local law enforcement. Ends Gas Chambers.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0672 3/20/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
   23. SB 673: An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, further providing for dogs
and cats at large; and providing for access to and destruction of seized and detained cats.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0673 3/20/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
   24a. Canine Health Board Proposal: Statement of Policy: Temporary Guidelines Standards for Commercial Kennels.
http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol39/39-3/39_3_sop.pdf
   24b. Canine Health Board Standards for Commercial Kennels: Comments from PA Federation of Dog Clubs and NAIA:
http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/Documents/SRCDocuments/Regulations/2785/COMMENTS_PUBLIC/Document-13704.pdf
   25. Pittsburgh: BSL Being Considered. http://kdka.com/kdkainvestigators/Pit.bull.problem.2.967094.html
   26a. Wilkes-Barre: Mayor Works to Ban Dangerous Dogs. BSL!

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http://www.timesleader.com/news/Mayor_working_to_ban_dangerous_dogs.html AND http://www.examiner.com/x-1513-
Philadelphia-Dog-Advocate-Examiner~y2009m7d29-WilkesBarre-mayor-wants-BSL               To contact the city council and explain why
BSL does not work: http://www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/citycouncil.php
  26b. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Seeking A More Strignent Dog Ordinance While Not Enforcing Regulations Already In Place.
http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/07/pa-wilkes-barre-mayor-leighton-is.html
   27a. Murder Hollow Master, Wendy Williard, had a full scale attack on her by the Philly Police and the PSPCA and 13
hounds were taken and turned over to private Animal Rights organizations.
    27b. NAIA Legal Defense Fund for Wendy Willard Whose Hounds Were Seized by the PSPCA: The link for donations:
 http://www.naiatrust.org/donationForm.htm From the email: “The National Interest Alliance is coordinating a defense fund for Wendy
Willard whose hounds were seized by the Philadelphia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under questionable circumstances. An attorney
has been obtained and we are working with him to coordinate assistance from a number of interested groups, including the Masters of Foxhounds of
Association, the National Beagle Club of America, Inc., the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs, local hunt clubs, local dog clubs and other inter-
ested parties. In addition, these groups and their members will be available to provide informational resources to bolster the defense in this case.
 We are exploring further actions regarding the Philadelphia dog limit law, their spay/neuter requirements, the possibly unconstitutional taking of her
property and the violation of her civil rights. These actions will be costly, but we believe they are worthwhile. The NAIA Trust uses its funds to com-
bat overreaching legislation and to combat these types of laws around the country. If your club or you are able to donate to this crucial effort to cor-
rect injustice and combat laws that take away our right to own dogs, donations to the Defense Fund may be made on-line through PayPal or by cred-
it card by clicking on the following link and entering the amount to be donated in the input box. After entering the amount of the donation, click on the
"Submit" button which takes you to the page where you can identify yourself and provide credit card information. Please insert "Defense" in the
space on the line available for the "billing address Line 2" so we can keep an accurate accounting of donations. The donation link
is http://www.naiatrust.org/donationForm.htm If you wish to mail a contribution, you can send it to:
NAIA Trust Legal Defense Fund
PO Box 66579
Portland Oregon 97290-6579           Please circulate this to any interested parties.”
  28. Dog Purchaser Protection Act: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=163
  29. Clairton: Police Kill 1 Pit Bull, Nearly Shoot 2 More (eradication of pits? BSL?):
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/21245537/detail.html

Rhode Island:
  1a. Rhode Island Legislative Information: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/genmenu/
  1b. Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/
  2. Providence: Council Panel to Review Animal Control Center. http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=147084
  3a. AR Groups Want to End Dog Racing in Rhode Island: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=55147304977&ref=mf
  3b. Legal Arguments to End Greyhound Dog Racing in RI: http://news.wbru.com/2009/08/going-to-the-dogs/
  4. Warwick: Council Vote on Law to Regulate Pet Treatment: http://www.warwickonline.com/pages/full_story/push?article-
Council+to+vote+on+law+to+regulate+pet+treatment%20&id=3682078&instance=home_news_right To protest these measures and
offer reasonable, non AR alternatives: http://www.warwickri.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=773&Itemid=38

South Carolina:
   1. South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs : Point of Contact: Peggy Wilson: djwilson@bellsouth.net
  2. South Carolina Legislature: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/
  3. Greenville County: Hunts Answers to Loose, Vicious Dogs.
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20090923/NEWS/909230341/1069/YOURUPSTATE01/Greenville-County-hunts-answers-to-
loose--vicious-animals Animal Advisory Board: MSN based on Asheville. To write the council and explain it is an Owner Retention
problem not an overpopulation problem: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/County_Council/
  4a. Fido’s Crucible: SC Marines’ Dogs Must Pass Tests. http://www.thestate.com/statewire/story/972705.html
  4b. Two out of 85 Dogs From SC Marine Pass Fail Test. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/10/two-of-85-dogs-
ousted-by-aspca-from-south-carolina-marine-bases.html
  5. Orangeburg County: Animal Control Complaints Raised by Woman:
http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2009/10/07/news/doc4acc16557b4c5438628337.txt “she’s “lost two dogs” and been threatened with
$1,000 in fines in a dispute with Animal Control over the last five months. She urged council to reduce the potential $1,000 fine for a violation of the
ordinance to a more manageable $25 and to increase the length of time dog owners would have to reclaim pets from three days to 14 days.”


South Dakota:
  1. South Dakota Legislature: http://legis.state.sd.us/
  2a. Turner County: (AND HSUS is involved): More than 170 dogs “rescued” from alleged “puppy mill.”
http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89521

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  2b. Dogs Said to be Found in Unsanitary Conditions: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89534 However,
this article even says the dogs, themselves, were not in horrendous conditions.
  2c. Keeps Quoting HSUS: Dogs in not bad conditions, just their living environment.
http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89539
  2d. HSUS Says “Rescued Dogs Recovering”: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89567 Recovering from
what? They were not ill treated. How many of us don’t clean our dogs ears on a regular basis?
  2e. This one claims the HSUS didn’t get involved until just a few days ago, BUT look at the previous articles and it shows they have
been involved for more than what is being claimed: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89573
  2f. Town Split on Dog Raid. http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=89581

Tennessee:
  1. Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee. Point of Contact: Donna Malone raotinc@aol.com AND http://www.rdog-tn.org/
  2. Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs. Contact: Jon Cole.
  3. Tennessee Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
  4. Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus: http://www.sportsmenslink.org/sportsmens-caucuses/State-Sportsmens-
Caucuses/Tennessee-Caucus.html
  5. Tennessee Pet Law on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Tennessee-Pet-
Law/108256749984?ref=nf
  6. Montgomery County: Commission Considers Revising Dog Tethering Rules.
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20090822/NEWS01/908220346/1002/rss Believing the AR rheotic and this article gives the
indication that it’s a done deal.
  7a. Clarksville: Remains of Two Dogs Found Beneath Chains.
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090828/NEWS01/90828008/Remains+of+two+dogs+found+beneath+chains Watch out! Not
the chains, but the owners, but an anti-tethering movement is brewing.
  7b. Montgomery County/Clarksville: Ordinance Would Limit Dog Tethering. http://www.wsmv.com/news/20590814/detail.html
  8. Memphis: Animal Coalition to Discuss Pet Scooping, Spaying/Neutering.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/sep/24/spaying-neutering-topic-of-coalition-talk/ Also, Anti-tethering and MSN.
  9. Dandridge: Pit Bulls Owners Claim Persecution. http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=99079 Ordinance to Vote
on October 13th. BSL and More. To contact the City council and explain it is the deed not the breed and how this opens the way to
new more restrictive ordinances for all: http://www.dandridgetn.us/dandridge_mayoralderman.shtml
  10a. Jackson: Pet Limits and Punitive Licensing. To contact the city council and explain why this does not work and offer helpful
alternatives: http://www.cityofjackson.net/mayor/council/council.html
  10b. Animal Control Rules Delayed Again. http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20091007/NEWS01/910070308
  10c. Very Restrictive Breeder Regulations, Pet Limits, Anti-Tethering and Noise Restrictions. Meeting: October 15th. 4pm.
George A. Smith Meeting Room, 107 E. Main St., Jackson.
District 1: Maurice Hays - mhays@cityofjackson.net
District 2: Johnny Lee Dodd – jdodd@cityofjackson.net
District 3: Ernest Brooks, II - ebrooks@thevistagroupllc.com
District 4: Harvey Buchanan - hbuchanan@cityofjackson.net
District 5: Frank Neudecker - tnisfun@charter.net
District 6: Charles “Pepper” Bray - pggbray@aeneas.net
District 7: Randy Wallace - randy@randywallacecpa.com
District 8: Charles Rahm - crahm@cityofjackson.net
District 9: Danny Ellis - dannyellis@muellerandellis.com

Texas:
   1. Responsible Pet Owners Alliance: http://www.responsiblepetowners.org/
   2. Texas Legislature: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
   3. Lake Cherokee: BSL in the works. http://stopbsl.com/2009/08/14/lake-cherokee-tx-bsl-proposed/
   4. Rio Grande Valley: Ordinance Seeks to Curtail Valley’s Stray Population. http://www.themonitor.com/articles/valley-29464-
stray-ordinance.html
   5. THLN Conference (get some ideas about their planning for 2010): http://s1.webstarts.com/THLNconference/ October 16.17,
2009. Starring: HSUS, for one group.
   6. Stop Gassing Texas Pets. http://www.stopgassingtexaspets.com/ Expect this in the next legislative session. Another AR tac-
tic.
   7a. Dallas: Owner Homeless After Animals Seized. http://www.click2houston.com/news/21164605/detail.html


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  7b. DFW: SPCA Gives Notice they are going to Seize Hundreds of Animals.
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20091007/NEWS01/910070308
  8. Pasadena: Woman Fries 7 Goldfish, Eats 3. http://www.click2houston.com/news/21158353/detail.html
  9. Lubbock: MSN Possible for Repeat Offenders (running loose) : http://lubbockonline.com/stories/093009/loc_499045720.shtml
2nd time and they are altered.
  10. Police Shoot Dog, Another One, Write Texas Legislature.     http://pjboosinger.viviti.com/
  11a. Sunnyvale: SPCA Seize Hundreds of Animals. http://cbs11tv.com/pets/Sunnyvale.SPCA.abused.2.1231646.html
  11b. Community Rallies Around Seized Animals’ Owners. http://cbs11tv.com/local/sunnyvale.seized.animals.2.1234197.html
  11c. Some Comments: “What really stood out to me was that the "SPCA would not allow media..." I mean who in the F is the SPCA to refuse
that right of media? Are they a gov't entity and this is now a matter of national security? This isn't a case of transparency, it's a case of intentional
deception. I'd Love to see the actual receipts for the " caring for the animals" How about the influx of donations due to such a case? I'll bet if these
were presented by defense a reasonable judge would prohibit any future involvement by SPCA, HSUS, etc.” AND “I have been concerned from
the get-go on the costs of "caring for the animals" would not have been something that was engraved in stone prior to the law passing to "protect us"
but I think its being pushed to the limit??? as it were by crooked? people with the ability to do it? costs appeared to be "high" before but now? with
them seizing right and left and taking homes? as well...come ONNNNNNNNNN!! Pictures shown before have not always been indicative of cru-
el/inhumane treatment of the animals......interesting that now the pictures are not available?”

Utah:
  1. Utah State Legislature: http://www.le.state.ut.us/
  2a. Salt Lake County: Humane Society of Utah is Pushing An Anti-Tethering Bill. http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-the-
humane-society-enforces-a-fine-for-tether,0,562711.story?track=rss Please write to the county council and explain the reality of teth-
ering with positive benefits: http://www.co.slc.ut.us/byDepartments/EO/index.html
  2b. Recent Attacks Fuels Fervor for a BSL . http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=7629487
  3. Fillmore City: BSL being considered. (no link) Please contact city officials and explain why BSL does not work and politely
offer alternative. http://www.fillmorecity.org/citycouncil.html
  4. ARAs Increase Calls for Statewide Standards. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=7888817
  5a. Morgan County: County Council Supports Mink Ranchers, Defines Picketing Lines.
http://www.standard.net/topics/news/2009/09/25/morgan-council-supports-mink-ranchers-defines-picketing-rules
  5b. County’s Attempt to Stifle Mink Protest May Backfire. http://www.standard.net/topics/opinion/2009/09/25/morgans-attempt-
stifle-mink-protest-may-backfire

Vermont:        No Report for this Week. (10/13/09)
  1. Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs:      Ed Peterson:     nipmuc02@aol.com
 2. Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/database2.cfm

Virginia:
  1. Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders: http://www.vfdcb.org/
  2. Virginia General Assembly: http://legis.state.va.us/
  3. Lynchburg: Unchained Heart: Tethering Bad for Animals and Owners.
http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/lifestyles/pets/article/unchained_heart_tethering_bad_for_dogs_and_owners/19091/ Quoting
HSUS and DDB bucket of misinformation.
  4. Northern Virginia: Heads Up! http://ow.ly/nRwd This is one way the AR get our dogs.
  5. Danville: Humane Society Outlines Chained Dog Goals.
http://www2.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/danville_news/article/humane_society_outlines_chained_dog_goals/13786/ DDB has hit
this city in a big way.
  6. Pittsylvania County: Eyes Animal Transfer Ordinance.
http://www2.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/danville_news/article/pittsylvania_county_eyes_animal_transfer_ordinance/14455/

Washington:
  1. Washington State Legislature: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature
  2. Vancouver: Anti-Tethering is on the move. This is what the AR side is espousing about Tethering.
http://www.unchainyourdog.org/Facts.htm
  3a. King County (Seattle): Anti-Tethering Study Completed by the King County Animal Control. Anti-Tethering Measure is in sight.
http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/AnimalServices/DogTetheringStudy.aspx
  3b. Proposed Health Regulations for Pet Related Facilities: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/petregs.aspx
  3c. And Yet, King County May Cut Animal Control, Close Some Parks.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009657420_webbudget13m.html

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  3d. King County To End Animal Control Services: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_king_county_dogs.html
  4. Yakima: Is BSL Working? http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/53261972.html
  5. Animal Rights Group Sues Over WA Slaughter Laws. http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_082109WAB-animal-
slaughter-lawsuit-TP.102d4f2fd.html
  6. Oak Harbor: Targets BSL for Extinction. http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/whidbey/wnt/news/55887627.html

West Virginia:
  1. Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/
  2a. South Charleston: Dog Law Passes First Reading. BSL! http://sundaygazettemail.com/News/200909031006 Write polite
letters explaining why it’s the deeds not the breeds to: http://cityofsouthcharleston.com/citycouncil.php
  2b. South Charleston: Passes Dangerous Dog Law. http://wvgazette.com/News/200910010216
  3a. Morgan County: Anti-Chain/Tethering Measure Needs More Discussion. http://www.herald-
mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=231120&format=html To offer valid positive points on the benefits of tethering and the ramifi-
cations of no tethering: http://www.morgancountywv.gov/gov/morgancountycommission.html
  3b. “ After listening to the concerns from the public and discussing the ordinance, the County Commission agreed to have a work-
shop meeting concerning the enforcement of animal cruelty. The workshop meeting is set for October 22, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the
County Commission meeting room. The Commission will ask the State Police, Sheriff, Game Warden, Conservation Officer, the Ani-
mal Control Officer, and the Prosecuting Attorney to attend the workshop meeting. If the issue still cannot be resolved, the Commis-
sion will set up a workshop meeting to discuss and possibly create an anti-tethering ordinance at a later date.
  4. Kanawha County: AKC Taking Issue With County’s Anti-tethering Ordinance.”
http://wvgazette.com/Outdoors/JohnMcCoy/200909260935

Wisconsin:
  1. Dog Federation of Wisconsin (DFOW): http://www.dfow.net/
  2. Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
  3. AB 29: (NAIS): RFID tags in consumer goods and certain farm products prohibited unless seller renders them inoperable be-
fore purchaser takes possession of the goods.
http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top 9/24/09: Assembly: Assembly substi-
tute amendment 2 AND Executive action taken.
  4. AB 75: Bobcat permit processing fee increased & Animal health program: DATCP to set license fees by rule; reinspection fee
permitted; provisions re fish farm and farm-raised deer premises & Animal slaughter assessment fee created; to fund meat safety in-
spections and animal health programs. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB75hst.html 7/17/09: Act 28
  5a. AB 150: Possession of green skins of fur-bearing animals, the tagging of traps, and the sale, purchase, bartering, and trade
of wild animals and their carcasses. http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top
5/15/09: Assembly: Referred to Rules Committee.
  5b. SB 112: Possession of green skins of fur-bearing animals, the tagging of traps, and the sale, purchase, bartering, and trade
of wild animals and their carcasses. http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top
8/13/09: Act 38
  6. AB 161: Reimbursement for damages caused by dogs and the use of funds derived from the licensing of dogs. (they have listed
cats in this bill, too.) http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxsubj&jd=top 5/28/09: Approved
by Governor. Act 15.
  7a. AB 250: Regulation of persons who sell dogs or operate animal shelters or animal control facilities, granting rule-making au-
thority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB250hst.html
PUBLIC HEARING Held: September 23, 2009 10:00 AM Madison, Wi. State Courthouse 412 EAST
9/28/2009. A. Fiscal estimate received
  7b. SB 208: Regulation of persons who sell dogs or operate animal shelters or animal control facilities, granting rule-making au-
thority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB208hst.html
PUBLIC HEARING Held: September 23, 2009 10:00 AM Madison, Wi. State Courthouse 412 EAST
10/07/09: Senate amendment 1 to Senate substitute amendment 1 offered by Senator Kreitlow.
  7((1a&b)). DFOW Action Alert: http://www.dfow.org/2009LRB24482ActionAlert.pdf
  7((2a&b)). AR side of this bill: http://www.nowisconsinpuppymills.com/smith-kreitlow-summary.html
  8. SB 110: This bill requires certain persons who breed and sell dogs (commercial dog breeders) to be licensed by the Department
of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The licensing requirement applies to a person who is engaged in the busi-
ness of breeding dogs and who sells or offers to sell at least 100 dogs in a year for resale.
http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top 6/22/09: Reported Correctly Enrolled.


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   9. SB 142: Equine animals: slaughter for human consumption prohibited. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB142hst.html
3/31/09: S.: Read first time and referred to committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
  10a. SB 167: Restrictions on hunting and on possessing a firearm while hunting, establishing a hunting mentorship program, and
granting rule-making authority. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB167hst.html 8/13/09: Act 39
   10b. USSA: http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2032
   11. Milwaukee: City Struggles Over Dangerous Dog Laws. Many want it to be a BSL. http://news.aol.com/article/pit-bull-and-
dangerous-dog-laws/317421
   12. Oshkosh: Drafted Another Animal Ordinance. Want Domestic Animal / Pet Limits.. This includes gerbils, mice, hamsters,
guinea pigs, birds, fish. (can’t find the article but this is going through the emails.)
   13. DFOW BREEDER ALERT! http://www.dfow.net/BreederRedAlert-8-18-09.pdf
   14. Barron County: County Supervisors Requested Changes to Animal Ordinance That Imposes Strict Standards on Animals and
Their Owners. http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1134&dept_id=150860&newsid=20372450&PAG=461&rfi=9 To write in-
formative and educational letters against AR methods: http://www.co.barron.wi.us/board.htm
   15. Pewaukee: Village Seeks Data for Vicious Dogs. http://www.livinglakecountry.com/lakecountryreporter/news/64002907.html

Wyoming:         No Report for this Week. (10/13/09)
 1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/

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                                                     INTERNATIONAL (For Those DCA Members Who Live in Other Countries)
                                                            See What Rights are being lost by humans in other counties.


Australia:
  1. Does Animal Welfare Push Up Food Prices: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Animal-welfare-battleground-
pd20090630-TGT2J?OpenDocument
  2. Black Market for “pit bulls” Flourishing. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26029832-1242,00.html
Canada:
  1. Yarmouth County: Mink Farmer Vows Threats Won’t Frighten Him Off. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1139914.html
  2. Animal Welfare A Priority for Rodeos, Stock Owners. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1146737.html
  3. Suncor Sues Greenpeace. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Suncor+sues+Greenpeace/2089092/story.html
Colombia:
  1. People March for Animal Rights. http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=345025&CategoryId=12393
Denmark:
  1a. (BSL Talk For the Entire Country): Too Dangerous to Live. http://www.cphpost.dk/news/politics/90-politics/46471-too-
dangerous-to-live.html
  1b. Mulls Breed Ban. http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/08/16/denmark-mulls-ban-on-vicious-dog-breeds/
  2. Odsherred: Dangerous Dog Banned. BSL: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/local/87-local/46757-danger-dogs-banned.html
  3. 6,000 Mink Released: http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/article804693.ece
England (and Wales):
 1. DEFRA Qualifies Tail Docking Position for Agility Dogs. http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/4020/defra-qualifies-tail-docking-
position-for-agility-dogs/ Dogs with docked tails may take part in agility trials in England and Wales.
  2. RSPCA Attempts to Censor the Internet and Suppress the Internet. http://www.the-shg.org/SHGPressReleases.htm
  3. Woman Wins RSPCA Challenge: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8298700.stm RSPCA Does
not receive the money from woman’s parents’ estate.
European Union (EU):
  1. EU Chemicals Law “Spells Surge in Animal Testing.” http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-
BusinessofGreen/idUSTRE57P41620090826
  2. Animal Activists Expand Corporate Attacks. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124958160495211821.html
  3. Animal Rights Groups Call on Europe to Boycott Canadian Seafood.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g2OtZlA8vF2OYt0Ipnp79VlbsJ6A
Netherlands:
  1. MPs Back Ban on Mink Farming. http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2009/05/mps_back_ban_on_mink_farming.php
  2. Dutch Vegan Streaker Held Over Queen Attack Plans. http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090721/world-news/dutch-
vegan-streaker-held-over-queen-attack-plans

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New Zealand:
  1. Shepherds Stop Using Dogs Because They “stress” Sheep. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/5100025/New-
Zealand-shepherds-stop-using-dogs-as-stresses-lambs.html
  2. Outrage Over Catch A Cray Game. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/outrage-over-catch-cray-game-3021551
  3. Speech to Companion Animal Conference:
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/speech+nz+companion+animal+conference+auckland
United Nations:
1. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Launches Animal Welfare Internet Portal:
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/detail/75170.html AND
http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/factory_farming/fao_launches_animal_welfare_portal.aspx AND
http://www.drovers.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=5542



 My thanks goes out to all those who have emailed, called, written, faxed, visited in an effort to defeat AR legislation. It’s a fight which
 can be won if we all stick together and work together. Thanks to everyone who passed on information to me.

Permission is Granted to forward this weekly alert and thank you for helping others to be aware of the legislative issues within our cit-
ies, states, and countries. Kitty




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