Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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!: Tuesday, November 10, 2009.
2. Lafayette, IN: Animal Commission to Consider Increasing Amount of Pets per Home and MSN. Next meeting for the Animal
3. Massachusetts: HB 344: Banning Devocalization of Dogs. Up for Vote in House Steering Committee.
4. Las Vegas, NV: MSN, Mandatory Microchipping. November 18, 2009.. 400 Stewart Ave., 9am
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:
5. American Dog Owners Association (ADOA): http://www.adoa.org/
6. How To Oppose Spay / Neuter Legislation.
7. An Education in Euthanasia. http://www.ncraoa.com/petpopulation.html
8. Monthly National Legislative Report By: Linda D. Witouski (email@example.com) and Ken Sondej (firstname.lastname@example.org ):
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:
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
14. TO Combat The “Humane Education” Movement Introduced by AR Groups: AKC Lesson Plans:
15. CARPOC Library To Fight Oppressive Pet Legislation. http://carpoc.org/library.html
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.
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. (could wayne have higher aspirations?) HSUS and HSLF: Help Animals Have A Say in the White House.
2d. HSUS is Planning to Take on ALL Exotics in 2010. (from an email)
2e. “New” humane Society website: http://www.humanesociety.org/
2f. (According to the HSUS) U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics:
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/pet_ownership_statistics.html The link says “pet overpopulation.” As
we all know, it’s an owner retention problem.
2g. Animal “welfare” Group (read HSUS) Wants to Change Your Production Practices: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Animal-
LATEST_NEWS_&aid=760 (aimed at the cattle industry, but it is applicable to all)
2h. HSUS “Testifies” In Support of Federal Legislation to Restrict Trade in Large Boa Constrictor Snakes. http://media-
newswire.com/release_1105514.html (this is HR 2811)
3a. Peta: Peta Protests Against California’s Deceitful Happy Cows Ads. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-peta-
3b. Michelle Obama Puts Animals First When It Comes to Hair Care. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-michelle-
3c. Peta Spokeswoman, Dominique Swain Dumps Unvaccinated Puppies At Animal Shelter.
3d. 4-H: Cruel to Animals and Kids. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-200911020803mctnewsservbc-4h-peta-
3e. “Fight Breedism…..Adopt…..” http://www.petacatalog.com/products/Fight_Breedism_Fitted_T_Shirt-196-0.html This shirt
was seen on “The Biggest Loser” and worn by Jillian, one of the trainers.
3f. An Atlanta Falcons Player Gets on The Good Side of Peta.
3g. Undercover Peta Probe Alleges Animal Cruelty At U of Utah Labs. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-
4. AKC: In Session (legislative update for congressional members and staff): http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/in_session.cfm
5. A Scent to De-Stress Pets.
6. No Cranberries in Texas? No Lobster in Colorado? Blame the “Locavores.”
7. Pet Food Recalls. http://www.thedogpress.com/SideEffects/09111-Pet-Food-Recall_bj.asp
8. Exposing Animal Rights Agenda. http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4032-exposing-the-animal-rights-
9. ADLF: The Law Must See Animals As More Than Just Property. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-the-law-
10. PIJAC (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) Launches “Don’t Mess With My Pet” Membership Drive.
http://capwiz.com/pijac/issues/alert/?alertid=14342126 The Video is good. http://www.youtube.com/pijac4pets
11. Solving Our Homeless Pet Problem : By Loretta Baughan. http://spanieljournal.com/43lbaughan.html
12. Despite Activist Claims, Study Finds No Welfare Advantage to CAS (Controlled-Atmosphere Stunning):
13. At What Age Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog or Cat? http://www.2ndchance.info/spayneuter.htm
1. H.Con.Res. 160: Honoring the American Kennel Club on its 125 th 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, a nd 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 consum p-
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:
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 Exp lo-
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.
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
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 op en the interpr etation
that it covers pets also. I am sure "Animal Rights" and "Bureaucrats expandin g their empires" will both jump on the interpretation that it includes
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: 11/6/2009 House committee/subcommittee
actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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-
18((a2)). It passed the house and why:
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 wi th 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 dang erous 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 suppor ting this bill on their website. HR3501 was introduced 7/31, does not have a single cosponsor, and w as
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 :
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 suppor t of this bill.
HR3501, although appearing to be very appealing and beneficial to breeders and animal ow ners, 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,
Those who believe this is a 'good thing' should stop and reconsider how bills are amended as they make their way through Cong ress. Al-
though some feel it wor thy 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 suppor t 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
long ago Indiana confiscation in which back taxes surpassed $130,000. No better way could possibly exist in tracking hobby br eeders 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 hobbyis t 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 th e target
scope and in jeopardy of losing their animals because of "zoning regulations and restrictions" in those par ticular 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 th eir 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 w ill leave it as is when it gives them the per fect oppor tunity 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 cour ts in this currently gray area for purposes of malpractice and emotional damages. Per mitting deductions for dogs is o ne more step up the
"they are family and should be in an elevated proper ty status" ladder.
We fully realize that the "Happy Act", HR3501, is a "feel good" piece of nationwide legislation to unsuspecting suppor ters 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 w ith the
seniors, the elderly and children, who currently are permitted to have deductions taken by their caregivers. This bill creates the perfect backdrop for
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:
Nevada Animal Owners & Sportsmen - Voting Alliance
SC Animal Owners & Spor tsmen Voting Coalition
SC Federation of Dog Clubs
Shetland Sheepdog Club of Austin
Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc.
Society for the Training and Education of Pet Professionals
Professional Kennel C lub of Missouri
*Note: If your organization would like to join the Opposed list, please drop an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the bill here: HR3501 - The Happy Act - Humanity and Pets
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Animal Welfare Group Will Target Rep. Joe Knollenberg in Michigan's 9th D istrict
WASHINGTON (Aug. 11, 2008)-Citing their leadership and suppor t 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)*
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 suppor ts 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 w ith better care because of the role they play in our families."
ASPCA suppor ts HR3501: https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2605
Humane U SAcontributed 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 suppor ts 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 Par tnered Through the Years (HAPPY)
Act". This landmar k legislation would per mit pet owners to deduct up to $3500 fr om their taxable income for qualified expenses they incurred in
providing care for their pets.
PetPAC believes that giving people the oppor tunity to deduct pet care expenses is a significant step toward ensuring that pet s 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.
Bill Hemby, Chair man”
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.
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.
1. Alabama Canine Coalition (ACC): http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/
2. Alabama State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/
3. Responsible Animal Owners of Alabama. http://www.raoal.com/
4. 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. (11/17/09)
1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
Arizona: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/
1. Arkansas General Assembly: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/Home.aspx
2. Washington County: County May Require Microchipping for Dogs , Pet Limits for Spay/Neuter Clinic.
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. Los Angeles: Declawing Ban Possible in the future. http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_13797072?source=rv. AND
6c. LA County & HSUS to Reveal 24 hour Dog Fighting Tip Line: http://www.fresnobee.com/384/story/1713191.html
6d. LA County, CA: Proposes Breeder Changes to Phase out some Breeders and Kennels!:
L.A. City (LAAS) is presenting outrageous fee increases today ($235 for a hobby breeding fee??, no intact fees being discussed, just
the "breeding" fee). L.A.County has chosen to ignore the Planning Commission that the recently zoning proposal was to be di smissed
and continuing to state that no breeding is allowed, by a non-existent ordinance, in A2 zoning.
7. Santa Barbara County: MSN Approved. http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_7f3438b6-ce8b-
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. “ 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 email@example.com.
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 Voted Down. http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-news-pit-bull,0,6595192.story
12. Long Beach: Council Approves Study of Animal Welfare Plan. http://www.lbpost.com/pets/7010
13. Kern County: Animal Control Ordinance Amendments.
14a. San Francisco: Live Blogging HSUS Town Hall Meeting with Wayne.
14b. The Protest against HSUS and Wayne: http://cockrumphoto.com/?page_id=216&album=9&gallery=48&show=gallery
14c. San Francisco BANS Declawing of Cats. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-san-francisco-bans-traumatic-
15. HSLF (HSUS legislative arm) Endorses Dean Florez for CA Lt. Gov. http://my.rosevillept.com/detail/132372.html
16. Sacramento: Become A “Humane” Education Volunteer.
http://www.uan.org/documents/HEAR_workshop_flier_Sacramento_1209.pdf Saturday, December 05, 2009.
17. Ventura County: Bear’s Death Prompts Formation of Animal Rights Group.
http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/bear_death_prompts_formation_of_animal_rights_group/7374/ Ojai Wildlife League.
18. San Diego County: San Diego County Department of Animal Services to Begin Offering "Responsible Pet Owner" Classes in
Lieu of Fines. http://www.sdgln.com/news/2009/11/06/san-diego-county-department-animal-services-begin-offering-responsible-pet-
owner-cla “pet traffic school”
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:
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-
3g. Leaked Photos of Pit Bull Killed Due to Denver BSL.
4. Lakewood: Task Force meeting is Set to go over Rules for Dog Breeders.
1. Connecticut Dog Federation or Connecticut Federation of Dog clubs : http://www.conndogfed.com/
Ralph Slater: firstname.lastname@example.org 860-434-1925 OR Ed Lyons: email@example.com
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.
6. Barkhamsted: Man Who Shot Bear Sues State; Claims Arrest Violated His Right. http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/448688.txt
1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/
2. Laws to Protect Dogs A Tricky Task (some “well meaning” ones have unintended consequences):
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-
2. Wildlife Control in Washington, DC Targeted by HSUS Inspired Legislation. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2186
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-
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.
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
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 o ld 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? H ighly 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 disgru n-
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 attacke d
another animal in the same manner as one who has attacked and injured or killed a human being. Also, our Marion County Animal control officers
may need some sensitivity training, so as not to treat the citizens of the county as though we were residing in a fascist society.
The owner of the dogs would like to get them out of the pound and have them taken to a boarding facility so that she can visit them as Animal
Control will not allow her any access to her dogs until the situation is resolved. She does not have the money to pay for this or the lawyer to fight for
her beloved dogs.
Contributions to help Pat McBee(the owner)would be greatly appreciated....YOUR DOGS COULD BE NEXT!!!
Contributions can be sent to Pat McBee, 17370 SE 35th Lane, Ocklawaha, FL 32179.
Linda LaFrance is the breeder of the Aussie and is organizing this for the owner. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org “
6b. Are Dangerous Dogs Getting A Fair Shake?
PREPARE FOR THE 2010 SESSION.
6c. Dangerous Dog Workshop in Marion County: The meeting will be held at 1:30 PM, November 30th at The McPherson Com-
plex, 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala.
9. ARAs Targeting Florida’s Commercial Fishermen. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/511498402?z00m=19801947
(which are covered by state and federal regulations and these individuals usually aren’t the problem)
10. Volusia County: Fake Animal Control Man Out in the Area:
11. Highlands County: Vet Wants Mandatory Microchipping of All Pets. http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2009/nov/09/la-
12. West Palm Beach: Joe Namath’s Dog Declared Dangerous (and it is a Labrador): http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/13/joe-
13. SB 0122: Relating To the Sale of Dogs and Cats.
14. SB 0216: Relating to Sale Tax/Review of Exemptions and Exclusions.
15. SB 0318: Relating to Reptiles/Prohibitions.
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 01 st.
5. Oconee County: Law to Differentiate Feral from Pet Cats. http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/092009/new_495059465.shtml
(give me a break)
6. Roswell: Drafting ordinance to regulate chickens in the city limits.
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/roswell+ordinance+addresses+pet+chickens+110909 Planning the vote in December.
7. Centerville: Agrees to Share Animal Shelter with Warner Robbins and Houston County:
8. Oglethorpe County: Voted on Animal Control Ordinance and an AC officer.
9. Peachtree City: Man Wants BSL for Pit Bulls. http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/40562
Hawaii: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
Idaho: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
1. Idaho Legislature: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
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:
9. Illinois Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee Offer Proposal to Protect Livestock. http://saovanews.blogspot.com/2009/11/illinois-
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-
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 was 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:
7. Muncie, Delaware County: Not Another Task Force on Animal Control:
8. Danville: Jamison Shed Light on Activists’ Agenda. http://www.agrinews-
9. Elkhart: Still Working: Special Committee to Meet Again to Discuss BSL.
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:
11. Pet Shop Puppies (new AR organization in IN.): http://petshoppuppies.org/index.htm
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:
4b. Dog Breed, Behavior Are Keys in Ordinance Debate.
5. Sioux City: BSL: “It’s Just a Bad Law. Six Owners Take Their Fight to Court.:
6. Hull: Suspected Act of Vandalism Kills 3800 Northwest Iowa Pigs.
1. Kansas State Legislature: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do
2. Hays: BSL passed. http://www.hdnews.net/Story/city110409
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 pro b-
3. Henderson City: City Eyes Dog Ordinance. http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/aug/22/city-
eyes/?partner=yahoo_headlines Dangerous Dog ordinance, no BSL.
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. WITHDRAWN: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5199
3. Pit Bulls Breeders Sue SPCA. http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20091015/NEWS01/910150325/Pit-bull-breeders-sue-
4. Jefferson Parish: Increase Rabies Fees for Affordable, non MSN, Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Maine: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
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/
1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
2. Maryland Dog Federation: http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/
3. Prince George County: Request to Repeal BSL. http://stopbsl.com/2009/07/31/1984/ While this states July, the mayor desig-
nated a task force and no answers have been forthcoming. Please continue sending letters asking for the ban to be repealed.
1. Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners : http://www.massfeddogs.org/ AND
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Positions.html This is for 2009 & will be a work in progress all legislative session.
2a. Legislative Tracking form: http://www.mass.gov/legis/ltsform.htm (FINALLY UPDATED)
2b. General Court of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/
3 . HB 192: Requiring pet shop owners to provide basic pet care information to consumers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h00192.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
4a. HB 344: Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs & Cats.
11/04/09: 2nd Reading. Headed for a 3rd Reading. Joint Committee on the Judiciary
4c. MASSFED OPPOSES! http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20HD653%20(Harkins).pdf AND
4d. Debarking: AN ALL out ATTACK by the AR to end this practice and end your right to have this procedure performed on your
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 ;
4f. NAIA TRUST Taking to Protect YOUR RIGHTS to Debark Your Dogs.
5a. HB 400: Relative to the Sale of Anti-freeze. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h00400.htm 10/20/09: Accompanied a
new draft, see H04285 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/186history/h00723.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on En-
vironment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
7. HB 736: Act safeguarding our natural resources. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h00736.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/186history/h00747.htm 6/23/09: Public Hearing
Held Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
9a. HB 815: Act Prohibiting Cruel Confinement of Certain Farm Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h00815.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/186history/h00913.htm 10/14/09 HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Financial Servic-
11. HB 1250: Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01250.htm
1/20/09: 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/186history/h01286.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on the Judiciary
13. HB 1303: Act to prevent animal cruelty. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01303.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on
14a. HB 1309: An Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01309.htm
7/14/09: Hearing: 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/186history/h01391.htm 7/14/09: Hearing: Joint Committee on the Judiciary
15a. HB 1401: Act relative to dog training areas in the Commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01401.htm (same
asSB1578) 1/20/09: 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/186history/h01466.htm 7/14/09:
Hearing: Joint Committee on the Judiciary
17. HB 1467: Act Relative to trusts for the care of animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01467.htm 9/17/09: Hear-
ing: Joint Committee on the Judiciary
18. HB 1499: Act to Include Animals in Abuse Prevention Orders. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01499.htm 7/14/09:
Hearing: Joint Committee on the Judiciary
19. HB 1506: Act relative to the regulation of livery drivers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01506.htm 7/27/09: Hearing:
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
20. HB 1968: Act relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government MassFed OPPOSES.
21. HB 1969: Require Posting of Security for the Seizure And Impoundment of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h01969.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/186history/h01975.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/186history/h01977.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/186history/h01997.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/186history/h02008.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/186history/h02015.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint
Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
27. HB 2016: Vicious Dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h02016.htm 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/186history/h03009.htm 9/24/09: Hearing. Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory
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/186history/h03016.htm 9/24/09: Hearing: Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory
Oversight MassFed Supports.
29. HB 3442: Act enhance the management of problem wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03442.htm 6/23/09:
Hearing: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
30 . HB 3477: Act to protect farm viability. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03477.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on
31. HB 3589: Act To Provide For The Safe Care And Treatment Of Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03589.htm
7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
32. HB 3634: Act Regulating Livery Vehicles. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03634.htm 10/15/09: Hearing: Joint
Committee on Transportation
33 . HB 3703: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03703.htm 7/14/09:
Hearing: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
34a. HB 3704: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03704.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-
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/186history/h03883.htm 1/20/09: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources
36. HB 3943: Providing for a Tax on Sale of Non-Food Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/h03943.htm 5/06/09:
HEARING Held: House: Joint Committee on Revenue. MassFed OPPOSES.
37. SB 186: Licensing & Regulation of Pet Groomers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00186.htm 5/19/09: HEARING
Held: 10am. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure MassFed OPPOSES.
38. SB 376: Act relative to farm protection. Anti-NAIS. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00376.htm 10/06/09: HEAR-
ING: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN) MassFed Support.
39. 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)
40. SB 392: Act relative to the feeding of wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00392.htm 9/15/09: HEARING:
Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN)
41a. SB 406: Act updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00406.htm
10/15/ 2009 S Motion to lay on the table pending and postponed to the next se ssion
10/20/ 2009 S Motion to lay on the table negatived
10/20/ 2009 S New draft substituted, see S2172
41b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB406%20(Jehlen).pdf
41c. 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:
42a. 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
42b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB763%20(Buoniconti).pdf
43a. SB 774: Act Relative to Puppy Mills. http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00774.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held:
Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
43b. MassFed and AKC Opposes. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20SD1448%20(Hedlund).pdf This is
the Massachusetts “puppy mill” bill.
44. SB 778: An Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/186history/s00774.htm 7/14/09: HEARING Held: Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional
Government 7/28/09: Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefore a new draft, see
45. 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
46. SB 788: Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund.
10/22/2009 S Discharged to the Senate Committee On Ethics and Rules
47. 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 6/30/09: Hearing:
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 7/14/09: Hearing: Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
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) 1/20/09: 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.
57a. Raynham: Dog Track Files For Race Dates Despite Ban. http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/news/x366042271/Raynham -
57b. State Board Nixes Dog Racing Dates. http://www.thedailyitemoflynn.com/articles/2009/11/05/news/news13.txt
58. Use of Animals in MGH Trauma Training Draws Fire. http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2009/10/five_members_of.html
59. 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.
60. Dudley: Limits Cat Ownership (because ONE person complained). Only way one can own more cats is if one pays for a ken-
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.
2/05/09: House: Read & Referred to Committee on Transportation.
3b. SB 0135: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
5/20/09: House: Transportation Committee.
4. HB 4263: Methods of Use for Euthanasia; Clarify & Amend.
Read for the first time & Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
5. HB 4324: Proof of vaccination upon license application process; modify.
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.
2/25/09: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Agriculture.
7. HB 4610: Right to ride horses on state owned land.
11/5/09: Passed. Given Immediate Effect. Title Amended. Transmitted.
8a. HB 4663: License and regulate dealers in and research facilities using dogs and cats for research purposes; and to repeal ce r-
tain acts and parts of acts.
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.
2/25/09: House: Agriculture.
10. HB 5127: Regulate Health and Welfare of Livestock. Certified “Humane” by the AHA.
Governor Signs. Assigned PA 117’09
11a. HB 5128: Animal Industry Act. Create Animal Care Advisory Council.
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
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.
3/03/09: Senate Committee on Judiciary.
14. SB 0483: Participation license for bear and bobcat hunting when using dogs during hunt.
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.
5/12/09: Senate: Judiciary.
16. Genesee County: BSL Questions. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/11/pitbull_debate_rages_in_genese.html
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/
3. Little Falls: Skepticism Greets Dog Breeder’s Retirement.
4. Priest Hunts Free of Moral Conflict.
5. Animal CSI: Lab Targets Illegal Species Traffic. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Nightline/animal-csi-lab-fights-endangered-
6. Decline in Support For Using Animals in Research Sparks an Aggressive National Ad Campaign.
7. AR Group Targets U. Of Minn. Research Scientist.
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:
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.”
5. New Florence: BSL being Considered. Please send polite letters and explain why BSL is not good and offer viable alternatives:
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:
8. New Florence: New Ordinance is BSL. http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-
9. Missouri Could Be Next Up for Livestock Care Campaign. http://www.agrinews-
10. Springfield: ARA Bob Barker Establishes Endowment for Animal Rights at Drury University.
Montana: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
1. Montana State Legislature: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
1. Nebraska State Legislature: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/
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-
4a. Lincoln: Some Council Members Want Dangerous Dog Ordinance Beefed Up. http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-
4b. Dog Bites: What Are the Facts and the Solutions. http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/columns/article_4bae9fc8-bc3d-11de-
4c. City Considers New Rules for Dangerous Dogs. http://www.journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_1154ec1c-
5. Some See Animal Welfare Effort on Nebraska’s Horizon. http://www.journalstar.com/news/local/article_1595d16c-baa4-11de-
6. Budget Cutting Bill Could “Benefit” “puppy mills” says media: About LB 6.
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=4005 November 18th. 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: .
1. Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) : Point of Contact: Elin Phinizy email@example.com or the
DOGS Website: http://nh-animal-law.blogspot.com/
2a. New Hampshire Legislative/Bill Status Update: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/
2c. New Hampshire General Court: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/ .
3. Listing of Bills for 2010. The exact wording will not be available for awhile.
2010-H-2201-Rrelative to the care and treatment of dogs by breeders within the state.Sponsors: (Prime) Susan R Kepner
2010-H-2273-Rrelative to physical therapists practicing on animals.Sponsors: (Prime) Kevin D Hodges
2010-H-2352-Rrelative to dog racing.Sponsors: (Prime) Steve Vaillancourt
2010-H-2370-Rrelative to the enforcement of humane slaughter laws.Sponsors: (Prime) Tara A Sad
2010-H-2379-Lrelative to the tethering of dogs.Sponsors: (Prime) Susan R Kepner
2010-H-2381-Lrelative to civil forfeiture of unlicensed dogs.Sponsors: (Prime) Norman L Major
2010-H-2588-Rrelative to service dogs.Sponsors: (Prime) Joy K Tilton
2010-H-2636-Rallowing companion dogs in certain areas of coffee houses and restaurants.Sponsors: (Prime) Edward A Butler
2010-H-2480-Rrelative to applications for hawkers and peddlers licenses.Sponsors: (Prime) Laura J Gandia
2010-H-2436-Rrelative to homeowner's insurance and the ownership of certain breeds of dogs.Sponsors: (Prime) Joel F Winters (Is
no longer on the web site)
2010-S-2714-Rtitle:mandating the sterilization of animals adopted from shelters and rescue organizations. Sponsors:(Prime)Sheila
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 assi s-
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.
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.
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 di s-
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 l aw.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2983_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
20b. S 1992: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and im proper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of l aw.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1992_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
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
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.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3335_I1.HTM 10/23/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety
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
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
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
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
CENSING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING COMMERCIAL BREEDERS, BOARDING, DOG TRAINING FACILITY, AND PET SHOP.
New Mexico: No Report for this week. (11/17/09)
1. Concerned New Mexico Animal Owners (CNMAO): http://cnmao.wordpress.com/
1a. Dog Federation of New York: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
1b Responsible Dog Owners of New York: Point of Contact: Ann Lettis firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 ex-
pense). However, we have no doubt that horse-drawn carriages do not belong in a congested, 21st-century metropolis.”
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-
3c. Boot for Stable Threatens Central Carriages.
4. NY Proposal on Racehorse Medical Records Draws Fire. http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+Equine/NY-
5. New York “Puppy Mill” Proposals. http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
6. 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 legisl ation 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.
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.
8. North Carolina Animal Federation (NCAF) - AR group. http://ncanimalfederation.org/index.html
9. Forsyth County: The animal advisory board took comments on proposed amendments to their ordinance. The one that is troub-
ling is authorizing veterinarians and “other parties” to be agents to sell licenses. "Other parties " is too vague and could open up licens-
ing to the AR people within the rescue groups in Forsyth. They have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the licensing data-
base 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:
10. Onslow County: Breeder Limits, Possible BSL, Exotic Pet Ban, Differential Licensing, Anti-Tethering, Limiting the Sale of Ani-
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.
11. 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 Manager."
12. AR Organization USAP (United States Animal Protection) Sent a letter to Governor Purdue Demanding a Cease and Desist of al l
NC Animal Gas Chambers.
13. Dunn: Veterinarian Must Stop Adoptions.
14. Puppies and Politics. http://www.wral.com/news/local/documentaries/video/6290061/
15. Brunswick County: Is New Gas Chamber Most Humane Way to Put Animals Down. http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/19322
16. Pet Sleuth Cracks Pooch Case. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/counties/wake_county/story/177382.html
North Dakota: No Report for this Week. (11/17/09)
1. North Dakota State Legislature: http://www.legis.nd.gov/
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 a n-
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 par ticipation of breeders in drafting bill language and using a picture of a large Amish far mhouse to
illustrate her contention that commercial breeder s 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 fa milies 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 char t 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
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. Issue 2 PASSES: http://saovanews.blogspot.com/2009/11/ohio-voters-overwhelmingly-pass-issue-2.html
12b. Issue 2 and Beyond. http://saovanews.blogspot.com/2009/11/issue-2-and-beyond.html
12c. Challenges Lie Ahead for Issue 2. http://www.porkmag.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=8412
12d. Expect More Livestock Related Constitutional Meddling by the HSUS.
13. 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
14. North Ridgeville: Breeder Sues Animal Clinic, Claiming Mix Up Almost Killed Champion Show Dog.
15. HSUS Trash Talk Against Ohio Farmers. http://www.farmanddairy.com/columns/hsus-trash-talk-bring-it-on/13502.html
Oklahoma: No Report for this Week. (11/17/09)
1. Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance (OAIA): http://www.oaiaonline.com/
2. Oklahoma Legislative Informational Services: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html
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.
1. Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs (PFDC): http://pafederationofdogclubs.org/ .
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-
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-
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
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 mono xide 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
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 o b-
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-
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 c arbon 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.c fm?&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.
24b. Canine Health Board Standards for Commercial Kennels: Comments from PA Federation of Dog Clubs and NAIA:
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.
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 Wi l-
lard whose hounds were seized by the Philadelphia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under que stionable circumstances. An attorney
has been obtained and we are working with him to coordinate assistance from a number of interested groups, including the Mast ers 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 th is case.
We are explor ing 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?):
30a. Philadelphia: ARAs Want to End Horse Drawn Carriages. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5150-Philadelphia-Vegan-
30b. PA Chapter of Friends of Animals (FOA): http://www.foaphilly.org/
31. Harrisburg Humane Society Warned by Pennsylvania Inspectors on Cage Sizes.
32. Ex-Fayette County Kennel Operators Filed Federal Lawsuit Over Raid.
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-
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.
1. South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs : Point of Contact: Peggy Wilson: email@example.com
2. South Carolina Legislature: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/
3. Greenville County: Hunts Answers to Loose, Vicious Dogs.
loose--vicious-animals Animal Advisory Board: MSN based on Asheville. To write the council and explain it is an Owner Retention
problem not an overpopulation problem: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/County_Council/
4a. 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 w ith Animal Con trol 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.
4c. County Won’t Target Pets Under New Rules. http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2009/11/03/news/14121819.txt
5. Horry County: Animal “Hoarding” Targeted . http://www.thesunnews.com/news/local/story/1145645.html Please write to offi-
cials of the county and explain how this is a part of OCD and depression and must not be penalized under the law.
6. York County: Adds Teeth to Animal Control Laws. http://www.heraldonline.com/120/story/1720373.html ACOs can write tick-
ets and issue summons now to residents who violate the AC laws.
7. Clarendon County: Considers Pet Laws: Differential licensing, Hunters are protesting.
http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=11463483 To explain it is an owner retention problem and not a pet overpopulation problem
and give alternatives: http://www.clarendoncounty.sc.gov/countycouncil.aspx
8. Horry County: Weighs Quarantine Area. http://www.thesunnews.com/142/story/1135785.html?storylink=omni_popular
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.)
3. Mobridge: Council Brings Up Dog Ordinance. http://www.mobridgetribune.com/articles/2009/10/23/local_news/news01.txt
1. Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee. Point of Contact: Donna Malone firstname.lastname@example.org 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-
5a. Tennessee Pet Law on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Tennessee-Pet-
5b. TN Pet Law News Blog: http://tnpetlawnews.blogspot.com/
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.
9a. Jackson: Pet Limits and Punitive Licensing. VOTED DOWN!
9b. Animal Issue Might Not Resurface Until Late Next Year.
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
11. Baxter: Proposed Ordinance Would Limit The Number of Pets Per House. http://www.herald-
12. 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
13. Putnam County: Pet Limits in Homes.
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20091108/NEWS01/911080353/TENNESSEE+BRIEFS To write county officials and explain
why pet limits do not work: http://www.putnamcountytn.gov/commissioners/index.php
14. Sullivan County: Animal Shelter “executioners.”
http://www2.tricities.com/tri/news/local/article/the_sullivan_county_tenn._animal_shelters_executioners/35422/ Seems like they are
setting up for a MSN proposal. To write and give some realistic facts about shelters and owner retention:
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-
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-
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 "h igh" before but now? with
them seizing r ight 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.
10. Ft. Bliss: JAG Lawyers Invite HSUS “Animal Cruelty Expert” to Base. http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/21396699/detail.html
11. A & N Research: Giving You the Facts! http://givinuthefacts.blogspot.com/
12. Texas Farm Bureau: Life Without Animals, Can You Handle It?
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
3. Peta Spy Infiltrates University Animal Research Lab, Documents Alleged Suffering. http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13758496
4. Utah’s Pound Seizure Law Implicated in Peta Probe. http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13758700
Vermont: No Report for this Week. (11/17/09)
1. Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs: Ed Peterson: email@example.com
2. Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/database2.cfm
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.
5. AR Invading AARP – This is about Virginia:
6. Suffolk: Revising Leash Law to Cover More Area. http://hamptonroads.com/node/529327
7. V.V.A.W. MySpace location:
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.
3a. King County (Seattle): Anti-Tethering Study Completed by the King County Animal Control. Anti-Tethering Measure is in sight.
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 per mit 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, per mit 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 ar chitectural 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 w ill have to be submitted again for review and the hourly fees w ill again be charged. It is impor tant 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 exemp t 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 Coun ty is creating an uneven commer cial 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 rea sonable 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 w ith 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 res trictive 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 pr ohibit
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 a nd bureaucratic bur dens,
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:
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
Comments submitted after November 13, 2009 can be sent directly to the Board of Health online at:
The final briefing for the King County Board of Health regarding the new regulations w ill be held on December 10, 2009. ”
4. Animal Rights Group Sues Over WA Slaughter Laws. http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_082109WAB-animal-
5. Oak Harbor: Targets BSL for Extinction. http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/whidbey/wnt/news/55887627.html
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
1. Dog Federation of Wisconsin (DFOW): http://www.dfow.net/
2. Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
3. AB 29: (NAIS): RFID tags in consumer goods and certain farm products prohibited unless seller renders them inoperable be-
fore purchaser takes possession of the goods.
http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top 9/24/09: Assembly: Assembly substi-
tute amendment 2 AND Executive action taken.
4. AB 75: Bobcat permit processing fee increased & Animal health program: DATCP to set license fees by rule; reinspection fee
permitted; provisions re fish farm and farm-raised deer premises & Animal slaughter assessment fee created; to fund meat safety in-
spections and animal health programs. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB75hst.html 7/17/09: Act 28
5a. AB 150: Possession of green skins of fur-bearing animals, the tagging of traps, and the sale, purchase, bartering, and trade
of wild animals and their carcasses. http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top
5/15/09: Assembly: Referred to Rules Committee.
5b. SB 112: Possession of green skins of fur-bearing animals, the tagging of traps, and the sale, purchase, bartering, and trade
of wild animals and their carcasses. http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top
8/13/09: Act 38
6. AB 161: Reimbursement for damages caused by dogs and the use of funds derived from the licensing of dogs. (they have listed
cats in this bill, too.) http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxsubj&jd=top 5/28/09: Approved
by Governor. Act 15.
7a. AB 250: Regulation of persons who sell dogs or operate animal shelters or animal control facilities, granting rule -making au-
thority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB250hst.html
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
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-
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 An imals 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.
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. (11/17/09)
1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
INTERNATIONAL (For Those DCA Members Who Live in Other Countries)
See What Rights are being lost by humans in other counties.
1. Does Animal Welfare Push Up Food Prices: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Animal-welfare-battleground-
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-
4. Maltese Terrier Joins Dangerous Dog List. http://www.smh.com.au/national/maltese-terrier-joins-dangerous-dog-list-20091025-
5. Champions of Animal Rights Line Up for “oscars.” http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/champions-of-animal-rights-
1. Suncor Sues Greenpeace. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Suncor+sues+Greenpeace/2089092/story.html
2. Quebec: More Action Urged to Shut “puppy mills.”
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.
4. Canada Fights EU Ban on Seal Products AT WTO. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009-11/03/content_8902114.htm
1a. (BSL Talk For the Entire Country): Too Dangerous to Live. http://www.cphpost.dk/news/politics/90-politics/46471-too-
1b. Mulls Breed Ban. http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/08/16/denmark-mulls-ban-on-vicious-dog-breeds/
2. Odsherred: Dangerous Dog Banned. BSL: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/local/87-local/46757-danger-dogs-banned.html
3. 6,000 Mink Released: http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/article804693.ece
England (and Wales):
1. DEFRA Qualifies Tail Docking Position for Agility Dogs. http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/4020/defra-qualifies-tail-docking-
position-for-agility-dogs/ Dogs with docked tails may take part in agility trials in England and Wales.
2. RSPCA Attempts to Censor the Internet and Suppress the Internet. http://www.the-shg.org/SHGPressReleases.htm
3. Woman Wins RSPCA Challenge: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8298700.stm RSPCA Does
not receive the money from woman’s parents’ estate.
4. Assembly Member Suggests Adding Breeds to Ban for the Dangerous Dog Act. http://stopbsl.com/2009/11/02/london-england-
5. Farmer Fined for Failing to Meet the “Psychological” Needs of Cow.
6. Labour’s “Hoof Tax” Is Riding Roughshod over Countryside. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-
7. Reports Urges Health Certificates for Puppies After Crufts Scandal. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6900266.ece
8. City Hall Summit Rise in “Weapon Dogs” On London Streets. http://stopbsl.com/2009/11/10/london-england-uk-city-hall-
9. Two Arrested in Evesham Over Animal Rights Extremism.
European Union (EU):
1. EU Chemicals Law “Spells Surge in Animal Testing.” http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-
2. Animal Activists Expand Corporate Attacks. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124958160495211821.html
3. Animal Rights Groups Call on Europe to Boycott Canadian Seafood.
1. (This has not been banned….yet) Animal Welfare Groups Welcome Ban on Fur Farming.
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-
1. Shepherds Stop Using Dogs Because They “stress” Sheep. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/5100025/New-
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:
4. Save the Planet: Eat A Dog. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/2987821/Save-the-planet-eat-a-dog
1. Animal Sacrifice Planned for 2010 World Cup Soccer. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/news-animal-sacrifice-planned-for-
1. Supreme Court Sets Precedent over ARA Attack. http://www.thelocal.se/22888/20091026/
2. Tougher Measures For Animal Rights Extremists. http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/tougher-measures-for-animal-rights-
3. Swiss Animal Rights Against Eating Frog Legs.
1. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Launches Animal Welfare Internet Portal:
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.
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ties, states, and countries. Kitty