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					                  Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
                                      Tuesday, November 03, 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!:
 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. Lafayette, IN: Animal Commission to Consider Increasing Amount of Pets per Home and MSN. Next meeting for the Animal
                                                              Commission is November 12th.
4. New Orleans, LA: MSN. To be voted on Thursday, November 05th . City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA. 70112
         5. Massachusetts: HB 344: Banning Devocalization of Dogs. Up for Vote in House Steering Committee.
                 6. Las Vegas, NV: MSN, Mandatory Microchipping. November 03, 2009.. 400 Stewart Ave.,
7. Jackson, TN: Very Restrictive Breeder Regulations, Pet Limits, Anti-Tethering and Noise Restrictions. Tuesday, November 03,
                               2009. Meeting: 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
2b. HSUS Calendar: http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar
2c. A Dozen Years on the HSUS Payroll (JP Goodwin): http://www.furcommission.com/resource/perspect999cp.htm
2d. HSUS and The Ability of Wayne to Snow the General Public. http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4023-
quote-of-the-week
2e. Fur Commission’s HSUS Resource Center. http://www.furcommission.com/resource/pressHSUS.htm
2e. HSUS Voted Favorite Nonprofit again, by VegNews. http://www.hsus.org/humane_living/hsus_wins_vegnews_award.html
2f. HSUS is trolling parent club websites -
Subject: Code of Ethics
From: "Beau Archer" <barcher@hsus.org>
Greetings,
       I came upon your website today and in reading through your Code of Ethics, I was thrilled to see that they are very much in line with our con-
sumer outreach efforts at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
       The HSUS proudly supports responsible dog breeders, and in a variety of ways. We publish several guides for the public to help them find and
identify a good dog breeder, including our Puppy Buyer's Guide and our Good Breeder Checklist. These are available for free on our website or by
mail. You can see the Puppy Buyer's Guide at www.humanesociety.org/goodbreeder and download our Good Breeder Checklist at
www.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/Good_breeder.pdf.
        We are also in the process of forming a Breeder's Advisory Council. With this group, we will promote responsible breeding, fight pet overpopu-
lation and puppy mills, and guide people who want to acquire an animal from a breeder to do it the right way. If more and more breeders begin to
come forward to say "I am against puppy mills," and say it loudly and proudly, we have an even greater chance at helping the animals in the facilities
providing substandard care.
       I also want to let you know that we have recently launched our Emergency Services Placement Partners program. This program enables us to
contact pre-approved groups to take in animals when we are on-site during a disaster (natural or man-made). If the breed club rescue is interested
in applying to this program, please let me know and I will send you (or whomever) the materials.
       If you would like to know more about our work with breeders, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me. We would be delighted to
stay in touch with you.
       Respectfully, Beau”
2g. Has The HSUS CEO Paved The Way For HSUS Legal Liability. http://ar-hr.com/2009/10/29/paving-the-way/
3a. Peta: Peta’s Peculiar “Partners”. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/petas_peculiar_partners.html
3b. What Natalie Portman Went Vegan. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-actress-natalie-portman-explains-why-she-
became-a-vegan Amazing what the power of a one-sided book can do for the uneducated…….
3c. Peta Wants To Know: Why is Bestiality So Hard to Prosecute? http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-why-is-bestiality-
so-hard-to-prosecute
3d. What’s Scarier Than A Haunted House (to the ar side)? A “Factory” Farm.
http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-what-s-scarier-than-a-haunted-house-a-factory-farm
3e. Glen Beck Sides With Peta on Al Gore. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-unlikely-allies-glenn-beck-sides-with-
peta-on-al-gore
3f. Peta Back to Calling the AKC the KKK. http://www.peta.org/FeatureKKKvsAKCQuiz.asp?c=weekly_enews
3g. Peta Slams NBA’s Manu Ginobili for Killing Bat During A Game. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-peta-
slams-nba-s-manu-ginobili-for-killing-bat-during-game (yet they kill untold numbers of dogs and cats)

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4. Earth Liberation Front (ELF): http://blogs.eugeneweekly.com/taxonomy/term/2978
5. A radical idea from the AR side: Make Meat-Eaters Pay : “Ethicist” Proposes Radical Tax, Says They’re Killing Themselves
and the Planet. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/10/25/2009-10-
25_make_meateaters_pay_ethicist_proposes_radical_tax_says_theyre_killing_themselves.html?page=0
6a. Farm States May Copy Ohio vote on Livestock Rules.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j_0NJ9zC8q_Xd9cv6FFSWa6OZH4wD9BJUP1O3
6b. The Kinder Side of Veal. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/10/27/ST2009102702916.html
7. What if We All Neutered Our Pets Today? http://yesbiscuit.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-if-we-all-neutered-our-pets-today.html
This concept could become reality of the AR side has their way.
8. Physicians Committee for “Responsible” Medicine (PCRM): Abuses the Law…Again.
http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4022-physicians-committee-abuses-the-law-again
9. SAOVA Blog: http://saovanews.blogspot.com/
10. Top 10 Reasons Why All Responsible Breeders Should “Condemn Substandard Kennels.” By Frank Losey, Missiouri Pet
Breeders Association Consultant. http://www.kennelspotlight.com/WASHINGTON_PERSPECTIVE_pdf.pdf
11. Healthier Respect for Ovaries (in dogs). http://www.gpmcf.org/respectovaries.html
12. Kings County, WA which could impact the nation, if given an opportunity to spread: “Dear Raw Diet Feeder –
         I wanted to make you aware of proposed new regulations in King County, WA (Seattle-area) that could affect your ability to feed raw diets to
your animals. The Seattle and King County Boards of Health are updating their regulations and permit requirements for pet-related businesses
such as groomers, pet stores, kennels, shelters, and daycare facilities. They have defined “Risk” categories for pet stores that sell live animals. But
they have also included pet stores that sell raw pet food in those “risk” categories. And they have created a separate, but matching, permit classifi-
cation for any other type of business (veterinary hospital, grocery store, training facility, raw diet manufacturers who sell direct to the public, etc.) that
sells raw diets. Any business falling into the above categories will be subject to yearly inspections and a yearly permit fee. In addition, any new
construction, or even a remodel of an existing building, for a business that sells raw diets will require that architectural plans be submitted to the
Board of Health and hourly fees will be charged to the business in order for the Board to review them. If the Board requires changes, the revised
plans will have to be submitted again for review and the hourly fees will again be charged. It is important to note that these burdensome fees,
inspections and construction requirements are being applied *only* to businesses that sell raw pet food. If a business does not sell live animals and
doesn’t sell raw diets (though they sell other types of pet food), they are exempt from all these regulations.
         By singling out raw diets, the County government is implying danger that is not proven and creating burdens not reasonably related to the
problems they are trying to prevent. Kibble and canned pet foods have extensive, documented histories of pathogen contamination. By not includ-
ing these types of foods within their regulations, the County is creating an uneven commercial playing field and placing an undue competitive burden
on the sellers of raw pet foods. Please be aware that technically, sellers of freeze-dried raw pet food and treats, if the products were raw at the time
of manufacture, can be considered subject to these regulations. Even meat wholesalers – if they know they are selling to persons or groups using
the goods for pet food – would be subject to all these regulations. We recognize the right and duty of the County to protect the health and safety of
its citizens. Requiring safe handling instructions on all raw pet food labels would be a reasonable way to address their concerns. The regulations
they are currently requiring are not reasonable at all. The point of these regulations seems to be aimed at discouraging the feeding of raw pet
food. In fact, we have already heard from some raw diet retailers, including a veterinarian, who have indicated that they will stop selling raw diets if
these regulations are adopted. That means that consumers will end up with fewer choices in where to buy raw diets, and that could affect your abili-
ty to continue feeding raw diets.        Perhaps more important, if these regulations are enacted, it also sets the stage for even more restrictive regula-
tions for raw diets in King County and could become a model for elsewhere in the nation. This could be the first step on a slippery slope to prohibit
the feeding of raw diets.
         I strongly encourage residents of WA to submit your concerns about these regulations to the Board. If they do not hear vigorous opposition to
their unfair requirements for unproven concerns, the sellers of raw diets in King County will be singled out with financial and bureaucratic burdens,
and your raw diet choices could become limited. Make your voice heard. Don’t allow King County to unfairly begin to legislate how you choose to
feed your animals.
         Public Health will be accepting comments on these regulations through November 13, 2009. Comments can be submitted online (scroll to the
bottom of page linked below) at:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/petregs
          You can see the latest summary update ( 9/15/09 ) of the proposed regulations on the above page. Look at the top of the listing entitled
“Download PDFs”.
          Comments submitted after November 13, 2009 can be sent directly to the Board of Health online at:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ BOH
         The final briefing for the King County Board of Health regarding the new regulations will be held on December 10, 2009.”
13. Pet Trust Lawyer (and ARA): http://www.pettrustlawyer.com/index.php AND her blog: http://www.petriarch.com/
14. England: Farmer Fined for Failing to Meet “Psychological Needs” of Cow.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/6324664/Farmer-fined-for-failing-to-meet-psychological-needs-of-cow.html His
barn was too dark, and the AR laws are becoming more and more ridiculous and sinister.

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                                                      FEDERAL LEGISLATION

1. H.Con.Res. 160: Honoring the American Kennel Club on its 125th Anniversary. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.CON.RES.160: Latest Major Action: 6/26/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
2a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.80:         Latest Major Action: 7/20/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under
General Orders. Calendar No. 118. Senate Reports: 111-53
2b. 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/query/z?c111:S.462: Latest Major Action: 2/24/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Sta-
tus: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
3a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.81:       Latest Major Action: 3/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read
twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3b. 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/query/z?c111:S.850: Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
4. HR 305: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor ve-
hicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.305: Latest Major
Action: 1/8/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
5a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.503: Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Re-
ferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
5b. 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/query/z?c111:S.727: Latest Major Action: 3/26/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5((1a&b)). Equine Protection Bill May Cause Suffering Among Horses:
http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=350BAA37-5056-B82A-D0869B525EAC718A
5((2a&b): H.O.R.S.E. Act : http://www.unitedorgsofthehorse.org/index_files/HORSEAct.htm
6. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.549: Latest Major Action: 2/04/09 Re-
ferred to Senate Committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read Twice And Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs.
7. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.615: Latest Major Action: 1/21/09 Referred to
House Committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
8a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.669: Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Sta-
tus: Subcommittee Hearings Held.
8b. Why Should Oppose this bill? PIJAC Explains the Realities if this bill passes.
http://www.pijac.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=175
8c. NAIA CapWiz Alert: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13098456
8c. Pets in Peril: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPfL212CB8
8d. NO HR 669: http://www.nohr669.com/
8e. NAIS Library (Plans and Reports): http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/naislibrary/plans.shtml
9a. HR 808: Establish A Department of Peace: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.808: Latest Major Action:
7/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
9b. 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.
10. 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

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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/query/z?c111:H.R.814: Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Re-
ferred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
11a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.875: Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommit-
tee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
11b. 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
pets…..”
12a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.1018: Latest Major Action: 7/20/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. House Reports: 111-177
12b. 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/query/z?c111:H.RES.653: Latest Major Action: 7/17/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution
Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 186 (Roll no. 575). House Reports: 111-212
12c. 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/query/z?c111:S.1579: Latest Major
Action: 8/5/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
13. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.1326: Latest Major Action: 3/5/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Re-
ferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
14. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.1955: Latest Major
Action: 4/2/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
15a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.2054:
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementa-
ry, and Secondary Education..
15b. 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/query/z?c111:S.866:
16a. HR 2480: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.R.2480: Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Commit-
tee on Energy and Commerce.
16b. SB 1076: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:S.1076: Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
17a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.2811: Latest Major Action: 7/29/2009 House committee/subcommittee
actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
17b. 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/query/z?c111:S.373: Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
18a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.2998: Latest Major Action:
7/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
18((a1)). What Agriculture Says about this bill : http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/ag-issues/washington-policy/0610-cop-and-trade-
impact-farmers/
18((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

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18b. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.2454: 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
18c. 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/query/z?c111:H.RES.587:
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 -
205 (Roll no. 466).      House Reports: 111-185
18d. SB 1733: A bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a
clean energy economy. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.1733: Latest Major Action: 10/29/2009 Senate commit-
tee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Environment and Public Works. Date of scheduled hearing. SD-406. 9:30 a.m.
19a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.3046: Latest Major Action: 6/30/2009 Referred
to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
19b. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.3046: Latest Major Action: 6/25/2009 Re-
ferred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
20a. 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 ap-
pointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3226: Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommit-
tee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement. (Czar Accountability and Reform Act of 2009) Protects
Against “Czar” Sunstein.
20b. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.3569:          Latest Major Action: 10/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.
21a. HR 3266: To establish a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and
veterans. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3266: Latest Major Action: 7/24/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
21b. SB 1495: A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability
of using service dogs for the treatment or rehabilitation of veterans with physical or mental injuries or disabilities, and for other purpos-
es. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.1495:                Latest Major Action: 7/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
22a. HR 3501: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3501:          Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Com-
mittee on Ways and Means. HAPPY ACT H3501. (not)
22b. “ 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.”
22c. ADOA will NOT Support HR3501 :
http://adoa.org/index.php?option=com_acajoom&act=mailing&task=view&listid=2&mailingid=255&Itemid=83               (Yeah!)
22d. From: (Permission is given to post here) Linda D. Witouski & Ken Sondej, owners - the Monthly National Legislation
Report, an IRS 527 PAC.: “We have received numerous emails regarding the "Happy Act", i.e. HR3501, asking for our thoughts. We ask that
you consider the below prior to signing any petition in support of this bill.
       HR3501, although appearing to be very appealing and beneficial to breeders and animal owners, should be opposed.
       It is of our opinion that this bill does exactly what it was intended to do. To draw in unsuspecting breeders who believe they are getting a
"break" and it is being done exactly in the style to which we who work legislation are accustomed to seeing, or should be accustomed to seeing,
by now.
       Those who believe this is a 'good thing' should stop and reconsider how bills are amended as they make their way through Congress. Al-
though some feel it worthy of support as currently written, consideration needs to be given regarding the amendments that HSUS could/would add
that most likely will end up not benefiting breeders at all, rather, it could/would be more detrimental to your rights to own animals in the
end. This is not an unfamiliar tactic in politics, as many of you more experienced in the legislative arena are aware - gain the support of the
opposition with some "feel good" legislation, amend, amend, amend - and then advise Congress that it was "what everybody wanted." If you sign
on to it in the beginning, you have no defense - you signed up to support it and your signature on any petition will be proof positive.
       Everybody should be aware by now that the HSUS is looking at taxes that are not being collected from breeders, as evidenced in the not so

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long ago Indiana confiscation in which back taxes surpassed $130,000. No better way could possibly exist in tracking hobby breeders than to claim
they were avoiding paying income taxes on their dogs. In order to claim deductions, you must first claim a profit, and in doing so, hobby breeders
will no longer be considered as such and would then fall under other more stringent regulations, possibly causing the hobbyist to be reconsidered as
a "business." In addition, there are many rural and urban areas that are not zoned for "business" and many hobby breeders will then be in the target
scope and in jeopardy of losing their animals because of "zoning regulations and restrictions" in those particular areas that are not zoned for busi-
ness. Professional, licensed breeders already deduct expenses. Hobbyists, by signing any petitions, would be voluntarily setting themselves up to
lose their hobbyist status and would then be required to prove all expenses for their animals once they are considered as "professional breeders."
While you, as a hobbyist, may gain on one level, you will surely lose on several others once your status is changed.
       As "Happy" as this bill may sound, there are far too many unanswered questions when reading in between the lines and while this bill, as is
currently written, appears to only entail "health care for animals", can you possibly conceive in your own mind that HSUS or any other anti
animal group will leave it as is when it gives them the perfect opportunity to add to it as it makes its way through the legislation process?
       Additionally, allowing (up to) a $3500. deduction also increases the potential of a dog's value. Animal rights attorneys are constantly testing
the courts in this currently gray area for purposes of malpractice and emotional damages. Permitting deductions for dogs is one more step up the
"they are family and should be in an elevated property status" ladder.
       We fully realize that the "Happy Act", HR3501, is a "feel good" piece of nationwide legislation to unsuspecting supporters but we also realize
that this bill has the potential of putting animals on the same level as humans and sets a very dangerous precedent in equating animals with the
seniors, the elderly and children, who currently are permitted to have deductions taken by their caregivers. This bill creates the perfect backdrop for
"guardianship."
       As such, the Monthly National Legislation Report, and the organizations listed below, oppose this bill and asks that you take the time to
consider all possible ramifications prior to making any decision other than opposition.
       Currently, the following organizations have joined the MNLR in opposing HR3501:

SAOVA
MOFED
Nevada Animal Owners & Sportsmen - Voting Alliance
SC Animal Owners & Sportsmen Voting Coalition
SC Federation of Dog Clubs
ADOA
CARPOC
Shetland Sheepdog Club of Austin
Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc.
Society for the Training and Education of Pet Professionals
Professional Kennel Club of Missouri

*Note: If your organization would like to join the Opposed list, please drop an email to 4winds@viawest.net or dropfred13@aol.com
Read the bill here: HR3501 - The Happy Act - Humanity and Pets
Partnered Through the Years ("HAPPY") Act
           ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
http://www.fund.org/press-releases/2008_endorsements_mi.html
Humane Society Legislative Fund Announces Endorsements in Michigan Congressional Races
Animal Welfare Group Will Target Rep. Joe Knollenberg in Michigan's 9th District

WASHINGTON (Aug. 11, 2008)-Citing their leadership and support of animal protection policies, the Humane Society Legislative Fund announced
its endorsement of 11 Michigan candidates for U.S. Congress in the general election.
ENDORSEMENTS IN U.S. HOUSE RACES

DISTRICT 3: Vernon Ehlers (R)*
DISTRICT 5: Dale Kildee (D)*
DISTRICT 6: Fred Upton (R)*
DISTRICT 7: Mark Schauer (D)
DISTRICT 8: Mike Rogers (R)*
*Incumbent
DISTRICT 9: Gary Peters (D)
DISTRICT 11: Thaddeus McCotter (R)*
DISTRICT 12: Sander Levin (D)*
DISTRICT 13: Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D) *
DISTRICT 14: John Conyers, Jr. (D)*

HSUS supports HR 3501: http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws/federal_legislation/companion_animals/
"We think this is as much a health care bill as any," said Nancy Perry, vice president of government affairs at the Humane Society of the United
States. "It's a human health issue to ensure that pets are provided with better care because of the role they play in our families."



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ASPCA supports HR3501: https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2605

Humane USAcontributed to McCotter campaign: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/fec/?id=851&cycle=2007-2008

Audio interview with McCotter,Starts at 6:11 minutes from beginning (pets are "family")
http://audio.wrko.com/m/audio/26691658/howie-and-congressman-thaddeus-mccotter.htm

Petition to support HR3501: http://petpac.net/r/64593/46715/0
How would you like a $3500 tax break? PetPAC enthusiastically supports HR 3501, The HAPPY Act, which will help American families keep their
pets by providing tax relief.
       Please join us in signing the petition to help make this bill a law.
       Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) recently introduced HR 3501, entitled "Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY)
Act". This landmark legislation would permit pet owners to deduct up to $3500 from their taxable income for qualified expenses they incurred in
providing care for their pets.
       PetPAC believes that giving people the opportunity to deduct pet care expenses is a significant step toward ensuring that pets will receive
proper health care, and will reduce the number of pets abandoned as a result of difficult economic times.
       Share my video about HR 3501 with your friends and family, and ask them to help by contacting their Member of Congress. It is only through
our direct action that significant change can happen. For your pets sake please join us today.
Sincerely,
http://petpac.net/images/email/bill_hemby2.gif
Bill Hemby, Chairman”
23a. 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/query/z?c111:H.R.3519: Latest Major Action: 7/31/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Commit-
tee on Agriculture.
23b. 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/query/z?c111:S.1709: Latest Major Action: 9/24/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
24a. HR 3710: To end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3710: (Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act.) Latest Major Action: 10/6/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife.
24b. To put it in Hunters’ Perspective: Bill in Congress Would Prohibit Most Trapping in National Wildlife Refuges.
http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2177
25. 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/query/z?c111:H.RES.191: Latest Ma-
jor Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
26a. 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/query/z?c111:H.RES.291: Latest Major Action: 3/26/09: Referred to House Committee. Status:
Referred To the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
26b 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/query/z?c111:S.RES.115: Latest Major Action: 4/28/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
27. H. Res. 355: Recognizing May 17-23, 2009, as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and calling on all municipalities to work with
the AVMA , the US Postal Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics to adopt and implement effective dog bite injury prevention
to protect Postal Service employees, including laws encouraging responsible dog ownership. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/z?c111:H.RES.355: Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Commit-
tee on Oversight and Government Reform.
28. 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.
29. 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/
  3. Boaz: Pet Limits/Kennel Laws. http://www.sandmountainreporter.com/story.lasso?ewcd=12500c20a4ff3ca6 To contact the
city council and help with writing responsible laws: http://www.cityofboaz.org/mayor/

Alaska:    No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
  1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php

Arizona: No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/

Arkansas: No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 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. 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 An-
geles County, are in agreement with these changes. We only represent you.”
  6c. Budget Cuts Hit Animal Shelters (and so they decide to raise the taxes of breeders and kennels.)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13501002
  7. 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-
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.


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       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
  8. 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.
  9a. 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
  9b. City Council Meeting Ends in One Hour. http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_13499311 Nothing said about this situation.
  10. Lompoc: Board Making Costly Mistakes. http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_23144fba-b93e-11de-
a9e-001cc4c002e0.html About the MSN.
  11.. Auburn: BSL. Councilman Proposes BSL.
http://auburnjournal.com/detail/133207.html?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=&user_id=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=
&event_ts_to=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=1&sub_type=&town_id=
  12. Long Beach: Council Approves Study of Animal Welfare Plan. http://www.lbpost.com/pets/7010
  13. Kern County: Animal Control Ordinance Amendments.
http://capwiz.com/pijac/issues/alert/?alertid=14213491&queueid=4121456686
  14a. San Francisco: Live Blogging HSUS Town Hall Meeting with Wayne.
http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2009/10/28/liveblogging-hsus-town-hall-with-wayne-pacelle/
  14b. The Protest against HSUS and Wayne: http://cockrumphoto.com/?page_id=216&album=9&gallery=48&show=gallery

  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

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  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)
  3g. Leaked Photos of Pit Bull Killed Due to Denver BSL.
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2009/10/leaked_photos_of_dead_pit_bull.php
  4. Lakewood: Task Force meeting is Set to go over Rules for Dog Breeders.
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/gen/breaking-news/index.html?p=10240 .

Connecticut:
  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
  5. Talk about the uneducated: Couple to Hunter: Leave Without Your Dead Deer.
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_13591222?source=most_viewed

Delaware:
  1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/
  2. Laws to Protect Dogs A Tricky Task (some “well meaning” ones have unintended consequences):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20091021/NEWS02/910210342

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
   2. Wildlife Control in Washington, DC Targeted by HSUS Inspired Legislation. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2186

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
  4a. 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
  4b. City Asked To Ban Carriage Horses: http://staugustine.com/stories/092909/news_2024894.shtml
  4c. Carriage Horses Don’t Suffer As Animal Rights Groups Say.
http://www.staugustine.com/stories/101809/opinions_2089920.shtml
  5. 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
  6a. 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

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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 “
  8b. Are Dangerous Dogs Getting A Fair Shake?
http://www.ocala.com/article/20091027/ARTICLES/910271008/1402/NEWS?Title=-Are-accused-dangerous-dogs-getting-fair-shake-
 PREPARE FOR THE 2010 SESSION.
  9. 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
   10. 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
  11. 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.
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:    No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/

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 November 19, 2009 5:30pm
   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. La Salle County: Split Dog Tag Fees, Mandatory Microchipping Proposed. Differential Licensing fees, not split.
http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=389716 To write the commissioners and offer reasonable not AR alternatives:
http://www.lasallecounty.org/np/brdchrmn/index.htm

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-

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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
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.
   10. Bloomington: Wants to limit dog/cat ownership to 19 before HB 1468 takes effects.
http://bloomington.in.gov/media/media/application/pdf/5809.pdf To contact the city council and explain why pet limits do not work:
http://bloomington.in.gov/council
   11. Indiana Council for Animal Welfare (ICAW): 1st Annual Pet Breeders Seminar. November 6-7, 2009. For ALL Breeders.
http://icaw.org/news/?naid=21


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. AR Legislation Coming to This State: Panel Puts Bite in Pet Breeding Regulations.
http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=258958
  5b. 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/
  6. Greyhound Racing Record is Excellent. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091003/OPINION04/910030308/-
1/NEWS04
  7. 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. (11/03/09)
 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 Rhe-
toric is running rampant. To contact the City Council and explain why tethering and penning, when done appropriately, is not a prob-
lem: 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.
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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-
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 subs-
tantive issues possible, and opens the door to citizens everywhere being able to sue for damages against similar ordinances. --
Barbara Haines”
  3e. Animal Services Director, Gilles Meloche, Resigns. http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=11393240&nav=menu1404_2
  3f. First Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Meloche and Zelinsky. http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2009/10/29/first-civil-suit-filed-against-
meloche-zelinsky/
  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=4001 Thursday,
November 05, 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/
  3. Pit Bulls Breeders Sue SPCA. http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20091015/NEWS01/910150325/Pit-bull-breeders-sue-
SPCA

Maine:         No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 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:      No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
 2. Maryland Dog Federation: http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/

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/


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 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
  4f. NAIA TRUST Taking to Protect YOUR RIGHTS to Debark Your Dogs.
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=14224811&queueid=%5bcapwiz:queue_id
    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.

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  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:
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
Beavers) 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)

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  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
10/15/2009      S    Motion to lay on the table pending and postponed to the next session
10/20/2009      S    Motion to lay on the table negatived
10/20/2009      S    New draft substituted, see S2172
    43b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB406%20(Jehlen).pdf
    43c. SB 2173: An Act Further Regulating Animal Control: http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s02172.htm
10/20/2009 S Passed to be engrossed
10/22/2009 H Read; and referred to the House Committee On Ways and Means
                   43d. This is what the combination bill is all about:
                   http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091029/PUB01/910290360
    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 Muni-
cipalities 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.
   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 Muni-
cipalities 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 9/15/09: Public Hearing Held. Joint Committee on Economic Development
and Emerging Technologies            MassFed Support.
  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

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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. 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
  62. Use of Animals in MGH Trauma Training Draws Fire. http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2009/10/five_members_of.html
  63. Beverly: Citizen Uncovers Vegan Letter Scam. http://www.wickedlocal.com/northshoresunday/news/x914717910/Beverly-
Citizen-uncovers-vegan-letter-scam
  64. Court Rules Landlords May Be Liable If Tenant’s Pit Bull Attacks. http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/x1718695273/Court-
Landlords-may-be-liable-if-tenants-pit-bull-attacks BSL in the making.

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.
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.
  10. 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 10/15/09:
Governor Signs. Assigned PA 117’09
   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 10/15/09:
Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
   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

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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.

Minnesota:     No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 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:
  1. Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc. http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/legislation
  2. Mississippi State Legislature ( for bills): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/
  3. Jackson: BSL. http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20091020/NEWS/910200366/1001/news Please, send your polite replies
explaining why BSL does not work to: http://www.jacksonms.gov/government/citycouncil/ For talking points, please go to:
http://www.defendingdog.com/

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
  9. Missouri Could Be Next Up for Livestock Care Campaign. http://www.agrinews-
pubs.com/articles/livestock/livestock/default.asp?Article=03574A0B59941E5995F50524FF7AEA3F2D6A44009EC52E24
  10. Springfield: ARA Bob Barker Establishes Endowment for Animal Rights at Drury University.
http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=199671

Montana: No Report for this week. (11/03/09)
 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. NE Governor: Be Proactive Against Animal Rights Groups. http://brownfieldagnews.com/2009/09/24/ne-governor-be-proactive-
against-animal-rights-groups/
  4a. Lincoln: Some Council Members Want Dangerous Dog Ordinance Beefed Up. http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-
politics/article_b781b2de-b847-11de-91c3-001cc4c03286.html
  4b. Dog Bites: What Are the Facts and the Solutions. http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/columns/article_4bae9fc8-bc3d-11de-
b633-001cc4c002e0.html
  5. Some See Animal Welfare Effort on Nebraska’s Horizon. http://www.journalstar.com/news/local/article_1595d16c-baa4-11de-


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a5f3-001cc4c03286.html

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. http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/bcc Washoe County: Commercial
Breeding Ordinance. Washoe County commissioners.
  4a. 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'.
  4b. Las Vegas: MSN and Mandatory Microchipping. Las Vegas to Consider MSN:
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3999 November 03rd. For letter writing and other informational support, go to AKC info
on this situation.
  4c. Pet Sterilization Not Mandatory, Yet. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/oct/21/pet-sterilization-not-mandatory-yet/

New Hampshire: . No Report for this Week. (11/03/09)
 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/ .

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 Se-
nate, 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.

New Mexico:
 1. Concerned New Mexico Animal Owners (CNMAO): http://cnmao.wordpress.com/

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
  4a. 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
  4b. A Case of Pet Care and Politics. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/nyregion/08towns.html?_r=2
  5. NY Proposal on Racehorse Medical Records Draws Fire. http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+Equine/NY-
proposal-on-racehorse-medical-records-draws-fir/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/633454?contextCategoryId=378&ref=25
  6. New York “Puppy Mill” Proposals. http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
  7. NY Bans Gassing Animals. (S.4962) : http://www.zootoo.com/petnews/govpattersonsignshumaneeuthana-1458 "With this
bill pushed forward and signed off on, the ASPCA is now focusing on passing a piece of comprehensive puppy mill legislation during
2009, Bresch said."

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.
   6. 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/
   7. 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
   8. 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-Racing+project+wins+approval
   9. North Carolina Animal Federation (NCAF) - AR group. http://ncanimalfederation.org/index.html
   10. 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
   11. Forsyth County: The animal advisory board took comments on proposed amendments to their ordinance. The one that is
troubling is authorizing veterinarians and “other parties” to be agents to sell licenses. "Other parties " is too vague and could open up
licensing to the AR people within the rescue groups in Forsyth. They have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the licensing
database and the only thing that has prevented the county attorney from giving it out is the presence of unlisted phone numbers on
people's rabies vaccination records. More proposed changes to the code are on the horizon including tethering restrictions, pet limits
and breeder licensing. http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/Documents/AC_Amendments.pdf The Animal Control Advisory Board:
http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/animalcontrol/advisory_board.aspx
   12. NCVAW has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Carolina-Voters-for-Animal-Welfare/134857435980
   13. Onslow County: Breeder Limits, Possible BSL, Exotic Pet Ban, Differential Licensing, Anti-Tethering, Limiting the Sale of Ani-

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mals in certain locations, Possible Restrictions against Hunters. The Jacksonville NC Kennel Club has all members working on this
situation. Many of them are on the various subcommittees which came out of the meeting on October 22, 2009.
  14. HSUS: "As of today, we have a new NC State HSUS Director. Her name is Kim Alboum, she lives in Cary, and Amanda
hand-picked Kim as her replacement. Amanda will still be working in NC, but transitioning out of the State Director position
over the next couple of months. Amanda has taken a new position with HSUS as the National Spay Neuter Initiatives Manag-
er."

North Dakota:     No Report for this Week. (11/03/09)
 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. .” 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 Stan-
dards Board.
 12a(1). HSUS Wants People to Vote No.

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http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws/state_legislation/ohio/ohio_livestock_care_standards.html
 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
  12b. 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 Stan-
dards 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
  16a. 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
  16b. Cleveland Council Opposes Issue 2 Livestock Bill. http://www.wcpn.org/WCPN/news/28312/

Oklahoma:    No Report for this Week. (11/03/09)
 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
  4. Animal Neglect Cases Rise Across Oregon. http://www.kgw.com/news-
local/stories/kgw_101309_animals_horse_neglect_rises_oregon.21199de3e.html

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
Agriculture & 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: Appropr-

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iations.
   8. HB 593: Providing for immunity of humane society police officers.
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 pro-
viding 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

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  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!
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 Wil-
lard 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 cre-
dit 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
  30a. Philadelphia: ARAs Want to End Horse Drawn Carriages. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5150-Philadelphia-Vegan-
Examiner~y2009m10d15-Animal-rights-activists-call-to-ban-horsedrawn-carriages-and-stand-up-for-free-speech
  30b. PA Chapter of Friends of Animals (FOA): http://www.foaphilly.org/
  31. Harrisburg Humane Society Warned by Pennsylvania Inspectors on Cage Sizes.
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/10/pa_state_inspector_issues_warn.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/
  3c. Group Steps Up Efforts to End Dog Racing At Twin Rivers. http://newsblog.projo.com/2009/10/group-steps-up-effort-to-end-
d.html
  4a. 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
  4b. Council Gives 2nd Passage to “Responsible Pet Owner” Law.
http://www.warwickonline.com/pages/full_story_news/push?article-
Council+gives+2nd+passage+to+responsible+dog+owner+law%20&id=4088765-
Council+gives+2nd+passage+to+responsible+dog+owner+law&instance=home_news_2nd_left

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/

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  4a. 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.”
  4b. Ordinance Would Reduce Dog/Cat Fines.
http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2009/10/20/news/doc4add07076377c296022870.txt
  4c. Council Considers New Animal Control Law.
http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2009/10/31/news/doc4aebae2e62122714947178.txt (11/09)

South Dakota:
  1. South Dakota Legislature: http://legis.state.sd.us/
  2. Animal Cruelty Law Proposed. http://www.yankton.net/articles/2009/10/19/community/doc4adbe3f169cc6568461602.txt
Sponsored by the S.D. Coalition for Companion Animals (and if you check, it probably has a good working relationship with the HSUS
and/or some other AR organization.)

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 Win!. http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=101793&provider=top Ordin-
ance 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. George A. Smith Meeting Room, 107
E. Main St., Jackson. http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=101793&provider=top Delayed until November meeting.
First Tuesday of the month: November 03, 2009.
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
  10. Tennessee Department of State – Division of Publications: Rulemaking and Hearing Notice: December 17, 2009. Commer-
cial Breeders Rule. 227 French Landing, Nashville. http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/10-08-09.pdf
  11a. Knoxville: HSUS and their Lobbying 101.
http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar/2016643713?view=Detail&id=101121 November 03rd.
  12. Baxter: Proposed Ordinance Would Limit The Number of Pets Per House. http://www.herald-
citizen.com/index.cfm?event=news.view&id=8261409E-19B9-E2E2-67BB44AEAC1B712A


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  13. Memphis: Sheriff’s Deputies Raid Memphis Animal Shelter. http://m.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/oct/27/sheriffs-
deputies-raid-city-memphis-animal-shelter/ AND    http://www.wreg.com/wreg-shelter-raid,0,6011569.story

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.
   7. Police Shoot Dog, Another One, Write Texas Legislature.     http://pjboosinger.viviti.com/
   8a. Sunnyvale: SPCA Seize Hundreds of Animals. http://cbs11tv.com/pets/Sunnyvale.SPCA.abused.2.1231646.html
   8b. Community Rallies Around Seized Animals’ Owners. http://cbs11tv.com/local/sunnyvale.seized.animals.2.1234197.html
   8c. 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
cruel/inhumane treatment of the animals......interesting that now the pictures are not available?”
  9. Houston: Vows to Get Tough With Vets Who Defy Law For Rabies Data.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6671761.html
  10. Ft. Bliss: JAG Lawyers Invite HSUS “Animal Cruelty Expert” to Base. http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/21396699/detail.html

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 te-
thering 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

Vermont:        No Report for this Week. (11/03/09)
  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. 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.
  4. Pittsylvania County: Eyes Animal Transfer Ordinance.
http://www2.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/danville_news/article/pittsylvania_county_eyes_animal_transfer_ordinance/14455/
  5. AR Invading AARP – This is about Virginia:
http://www.aarp.org/community/groups/displayTopic.bt?pageNum=1&groupId=23042&topicId=4929872
  6. Suffolk: Revising Leash Law to Cover More Area. http://hamptonroads.com/node/529327

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

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  3b. Proposed Health Regulations for Pet Related Facilities: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/petregs.aspx
  3c. Kings County, WA which could impact the nation, if given an opportunity to spread: “Dear Raw Diet Feeder –
         I wanted to make you aware of proposed new regulations in King County, WA (Seattle-area) that could affect your ability to feed raw diets to
your animals. The Seattle and King County Boards of Health are updating their regulations and permit requirements for pet-related businesses
such as groomers, pet stores, kennels, shelters, and daycare facilities. They have defined “Risk” categories for pet stores that sell live animals. But
they have also included pet stores that sell raw pet food in those “risk” categories. And they have created a separate, but matching, permit classifi-
cation for any other type of business (veterinary hospital, grocery store, training facility, raw diet manufacturers who sell direct to the public, etc.) that
sells raw diets. Any business falling into the above categories will be subject to yearly inspections and a yearly permit fee. In addition, any new
construction, or even a remodel of an existing building, for a business that sells raw diets will require that architectural plans be submitted to the
Board of Health and hourly fees will be charged to the business in order for the Board to review them. If the Board requires changes, the revised
plans will have to be submitted again for review and the hourly fees will again be charged. It is important to note that these burdensome fees,
inspections and construction requirements are being applied *only* to businesses that sell raw pet food. If a business does not sell live animals and
doesn’t sell raw diets (though they sell other types of pet food), they are exempt from all these regulations.
         By singling out raw diets, the County government is implying danger that is not proven and creating burdens not reasonably related to the
problems they are trying to prevent. Kibble and canned pet foods have extensive, documented histories of pathogen contamination. By not includ-
ing these types of foods within their regulations, the County is creating an uneven commercial playing field and placing an undue competitive burden
on the sellers of raw pet foods. Please be aware that technically, sellers of freeze-dried raw pet food and treats, if the products were raw at the time
of manufacture, can be considered subject to these regulations. Even meat wholesalers – if they know they are selling to persons or groups using
the goods for pet food – would be subject to all these regulations. We recognize the right and duty of the County to protect the health and safety of
its citizens. Requiring safe handling instructions on all raw pet food labels would be a reasonable way to address their concerns. The regulations
they are currently requiring are not reasonable at all. The point of these regulations seems to be aimed at discouraging the feeding of raw pet
food. In fact, we have already heard from some raw diet retailers, including a veterinarian, who have indicated that they will stop selling raw diets if
these regulations are adopted. That means that consumers will end up with fewer choices in where to buy raw diets, and that could affect your abili-
ty to continue feeding raw diets.        Perhaps more important, if these regulations are enacted, it also sets the stage for even more restrictive regula-
tions for raw diets in King County and could become a model for elsewhere in the nation. This could be the first step on a slippery slope to prohibit
the feeding of raw diets.
         I strongly encourage residents of WA to submit your concerns about these regulations to the Board. If they do not hear vigorous opposition to
their unfair requirements for unproven concerns, the sellers of raw diets in King County will be singled out with financial and bureaucratic burdens,
and your raw diet choices could become limited. Make your voice heard. Don’t allow King County to unfairly begin to legislate how you choose to
feed your animals.
         Public Health will be accepting comments on these regulations through November 13, 2009. Comments can be submitted online (scroll to the
bottom of page linked below) at:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/petregs
          You can see the latest summary update ( 9/15/09 ) of the proposed regulations on the above page. Look at the top of the listing entitled
“Download PDFs”.
          Comments submitted after November 13, 2009 can be sent directly to the Board of Health online at:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ BOH
         The final briefing for the King County Board of Health regarding the new regulations will be held on December 10, 2009.”
  4. Animal Rights Group Sues Over WA Slaughter Laws. http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_082109WAB-animal-
slaughter-lawsuit-TP.102d4f2fd.html
  5. 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
  3. 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

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-

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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
  10-28. S. Received from Assembly ................................... 390
  10-29. S. Read first time and referred to committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and
Consumer Protection.
   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
10-29. S. Available for scheduling.
   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
   7((3a&b)). AKC Alert for October 27, 2009: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3998
   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.
   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, gui-
nea 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
   16. On the APHIS pages for USDA licensed breeders in Wisconsin, it has the appearance that 43 % have quit.
http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/LPASearch/faces/LPASearch.jspx;jsessionid=7f00\
000130d89dc83f39f05a41a89a71f487c5b87937.e38Obx8Sb3yQby0Pc3aSbNaOahf0 From an email:
“I went to look at the number of USDA breeders in WI. The new format has CANCELLED written by 43 out of 98 breeders. That is a
43% DECREASE in licensed commercial breeders. “

Wyoming:         No Report for this Week. (11/03/09)
 1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/

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Australia:
 1. Does Animal Welfare Push Up Food Prices: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Animal-welfare-battleground-

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pd20090630-TGT2J?OpenDocument
   2. Black Market for “pit bulls” Flourishing. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26029832-1242,00.html
   3. Victoria: Man’s Horror Fight with Pit Bulls / Should Pit Bulls be Banned. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/pit-bull-attacks-
man-kills-dog/story-e6frf7jo-1225788097621
   4. Maltese Terrier Joins Dangerous Dog List. http://www.smh.com.au/national/maltese-terrier-joins-dangerous-dog-list-20091025-
hehr.html
Canada:
   1. Suncor Sues Greenpeace. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Suncor+sues+Greenpeace/2089092/story.html
   2. Quebec: More Action Urged to Shut “puppy mills.”
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/More+action+urged+shut+puppy+mills/2098608/story.html
   3. Ontario: Heartworm Epidemic Linked to Thousands of Imported Dogs. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/15923
   4. Edmonton: Animal Rights Group Threatens to Sues Unless Lucy the Elephant is Moved.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iyo7QN3l2-waKmYFXCwosRm-_wUw
   4. Canada Fights EU Ban on Seal Products AT WTO. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009-11/03/content_8902114.htm
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
Korea:
   1. Trent Consultants News Legislative Loopholes in Korea. http://www.pressabout.com/trent-consultants-news-legislative-22625/
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.
   4. Assembly Member Suggests Adding Breeds to Ban for the Dangerous Dog Act. http://stopbsl.com/2009/11/02/london-england-
assembly-member-suggests-adding-breeds-to-ban/
   5. Farmer Fined for Failing to Meet the “Psychological” Needs of Cow.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/6324664/Farmer-fined-for-failing-to-meet-psychological-needs-of-cow.html
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
Ireland:
   1. (This has not been banned….yet) Animal Welfare Groups Welcome Ban on Fur Farming.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1012/1224256435882.html
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
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
   4. Save the Planet: Eat A Dog. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/2987821/Save-the-planet-eat-a-dog
South Africa:
   1. Animal Sacrifice Planned for 2010 World Cup Soccer. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/news-animal-sacrifice-planned-for-
2010-world-cup-soccer-tournament
Sweden:
   1. Supreme Court Sets Precedent over ARA Attack. http://www.thelocal.se/22888/20091026/

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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 ci-
ties, states, and countries. Kitty




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