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					                  Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
                                        Tuesday, June 02, 2009
                                                            Kitty Adair
                                 Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Co-Chair
                   Find the DCA legislative reports on the web: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/legislation.html
                                                               AND
                                     http://grayhartweimaraners.googlepages.com/legislation

   PAT HASTINGS ......"My good friend Bob VanDiver, just came up with a fabulous simple idea that could help immensely if we all did this starting
today. "AR" should not be referred to as 'Animal Rights' but as 'Animal Radicals'. If this became a normal phrase and the national press picked
  it up, maybe the public would learn and realize on their own that these people are not about animal welfare. If the public was behind us I think we
                                                              could easily win the battle."
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                                       INFORMATION TO FIGHT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDAS


1a. AKC Government Relations: https://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/index.cfm
1b. AKC Government Relations Brochures: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/brochures.cfm
1c. AKC Humane Fund: http://www.akc.org/humane_fund/
1d. AKC Legislative Tracking: http://www.trendtrack.com/texis/cq/viewrpt?event=49bfaef9bd
This is the branch of AKC in which one can donate money to help fight the AR invasion.
2. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA).: Legislative Resources: http://www.naiaonline.org/resources/legislative.htm
3. Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Legislation Information: http://www.cfa.org/exhibitors/alerts.html
4. United Kennel Club (UKC) Legislative Message Boards:
http://forums.ukcdogs.com/forumdisplay.php?s=cddc77eb311dff0c151bc2c87b4472bc&forumid=29
5. American Dog Owners Association (ADOA): http://www.adoa.org/
6. How To Oppose Spay / Neuter Legislation.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2204936_oppose-spayneuter-legislation.html
7. An Education in Euthanasia. http://www.ncraoa.com/petpopulation.html
8. Monthly National Legislative Report By: Linda D. Witouski (dropfred13@aol.com) and Ken Sondej (4winds@viawest.net ):
http://monthlynationallegislationreport.blogspot.com/
9a. American College of Theriogenologists (OB/GYN for pets) Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53 Powerful statement for our side to use. It’s logical, scien-
tific and the AR hates it.
9b. Society for Theriogenologists Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.therio.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=191
9c. Why You Should Consider What Theriogenologists Say: http://blog.followmedogtraining.com/?p=218
10. USA Shelter Stats: http://www.minncdc.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/shelterstats.pdf
11. Open Government Guide: http://www.rcfp.org/ogg/index.php
12. Are Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws That Target Everyone Really The Answer In Efforts To Reduce Shelter Intake AND Eu-
thanasia Rates?: http://www.floridaanimallaws.org/MSN%20Law%20Commentary%20by%20Laura%20Allen.pdf (The answer is no,
and here are some papers about the ineffectiveness of MSN laws.)
13. National Canine Research Council (NCRC): http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/ (fight BSL, gives statistical data on
aggressiveness)
14. TO Combat The “Humane Education” Movement Introduced by AR Groups: AKC Lesson Plans:
http://www.akc.org/public_education/lessonplans.cfm
15. CARPOC Library To Fight Oppressive Pet Legislation. http://carpoc.org/library.html
16. USDA - APHIS Animal Welfare Act.              http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/awa.shtml
17a. The New Zealand Council of Docked Breeds: http://www.nzcdb.co.nz/ Freedom to choose to dock or not dock. Very help-
ful information in fighting those who want to take away the right to dock.
17b. Study: Pain Felt By Puppies. http://www.cdb.org/vets/fritsch.htm
18. Cornell University College of Veterinary Science: A Comparison of Tethering and Pen Confinement of Dogs.
http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/Cornell%20study%20on%20tethering%20and%20pen.pdf

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                                                           GENERAL INFORMATION


1a. DCA Members can support the DCA Health and Welfare Trust Fund by using Good Search. Good Search gives a small
donation to the trust fund for each search you use after you choose your charity. Go to www.goodseach.com Type in Dachshund
Club………. It will put up the DCA H&WTF & take it from there. You can add it to your other search engines or make it the primary one
and you can make it your homepage.
1b. Ebay Mission Fish. Another way to help the DCA H&WTF. Make an automatic tax-deductible donation by designating a per-
cent of each eBay sale and have it sent to the charity of your choice. .
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/weekinreview/13mcneil.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin
2. BUCKS for BILLBOARDS: http://www.naiaonline.org/involved/bucksforbillboards.htm (It started with a handler out of California
and has snowballed. NAIA graciously took it on as a project. )
3. GovTrack.com: Use this to keep Track of Congress. http://www.govtrack.us/
4. Smithsonian German Dogs Program in Conjunction with the AKC: June 09, 2009.
http://www.culturecapital.com/event.php?id=5613 AND
http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=217568
5. Let Live Conference (AR): http://www.letlivefoundation.org/conference/ “Animals Belong to themselves…..” Portland, OR in
June 26-28, 2009.
6a. HSUS: ABC News Atlanta Exposé on HSUS Donations: http://www.vidoosh.tv/play.php?vid=4360 The video is on an
Iranian website. It would be interesting to see the HSUS have it removed from this country’ website. In the USA, where free speech is
a law, it has been removed from every US site.
6b. Atlanta Investigation Uncovers Deceptive HSUS Agenda. http://consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/headline/3899
6c. WSB caved in to Legal Pressure by HSUS Attorneys. WSB-TV Aftermath: The Knives Are Out At HSUS. http://ar-
hr.com/2009/05/19/wsb-tv-aftermath/ (It really makes you wonder how long they can get away with keeping their 501(c)3 status.) 1st Amend-
ment rights be damned.
6d. WSB “Clarification” on HSUS Story. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/19496236/detail.html
6e. However, the link to the HSUS Financial on Disasters, as provided by the HSUS is Flawed. HSUS Annual Reports and
Financial Statements: http://www.hsus.org/about_us/annual_reports_financial/annual_reports_financial_statements.html
6f. WSB Claims the Video was removed from YouTube and other sites because "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim
by Georgia Television Co. d/b/a WSB-TV." The video, in essence, has been snuffed out of all video sites on this basis. TV Station Pulls
HSUS Video Everywhere: http://www.midwestagnet.com/Global/story.asp?S=10397566&nav=menu1585_4 Again, 1st amendment
rights be damned. So, the fallout from the HSUS Reality Report Continues………….
6g. PetPac: HSUS Story Buried: Read the Transcript (PetPac is being pressured to take it down):
http://www.petpac.net/news/headlines/story_exposing_hsus_buried_read_transcript/ (6/02/09)
6h. Haters, Lies and What We Are NOT Learning From Our Pets. http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2009/05/28/haters-lies-and-
what-were-not-learning-from-our-pets/ (Expose on HSUS and its attempts to cover up the truth.) (6/02/09)
6i. HSUS Tries to Roll Back the Clock: http://ar-hr.com/2009/05/26/tweet-irony-hsus-tries-to-roll-back-the-clock/ (6/02/09)
6j. How To Kill The 900 Pound HSUS Gorilla in 60 Seconds Or Less. http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-kill-
900-lb-hsus-gorilla-in-60.html (6/02/09)
6k. Article Hijacked: Evidentally The Truth Hurts, Especially Multimillion Dollar HSUS Bank Accounts:
http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/05/article-hijacked-evidentally-truth.html (6/02/09)
6l. Open Season: The HSUS Needs to Focus on its Stated Goals.
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090531/SPORTS/905310374/-1/SPORTS (6/02/09)
6m. HSUS: Criticism Equals Exploiters: http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/05/hsus-criticism-equals-exploiters.html
(6/02/09)
6n. Even other AR Groups Are Against this Collaboration & Have Started A Petition: Don’t Let Michael Vick Benefit By Abusing
Dogs. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-hsus-notto-use-michael-vick-dog-killer (6/02/09)
6o. HSUS Taking Action for Animals (TAFA): Animal Rights Conference 2009: http://www.arconference.org/ (Los Angeles, CA)
July 16-20, 2009
6p. Wayne Pacelle’s Curriculum Vitae (Resume): http://agriculture.house.gov/testimony/110/h70508/Pacelle.pdf Shows the
“real” Wayne and his AR background.
6q. A Video Documenting the Problems with Donations to the HSUS for Katrina Non-Human Survivors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ9b3_ZMdes&feature=related (However, Peta or a Peta Supporter seems to behind this vid.)
6r. HSUS: Our Very Own SWAT Team: http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2009/05/rescues.html (This is scary. Instead of SWAT, it

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should be Gestapo.)
6s. BBB Report on HSUS: http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/report.aspx?charityid=3129#taxStatus
6t. Charity Navigator on HSUS: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3848 (HSUS has 4
Stars!)
6u. Reality Strikes Again for the HSUS: Read the Rip-Off Reports:
http://ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q1=ALL&q2=&q3=&q4=&q5=&q7=&q6=The%20Humane%20Society%20of%20the%20US&s
earchtype=0
6v. HSUS Scores Washington Lawmakers. http://www.porkmag.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=755&ed_id=7595
6w. Did the Humane Society Fail to Account for Political/Lobby Activity of Personnel on IRS Tax Filing: http://ar-
hr.com/2009/05/31/did-humane-society-fail-irs/
7. Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): Their 2009 “chain, pen , cage, crate off will begin soon.”
http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/ChainOff09/chainoff2009.html
8. According to the Journal of Veterinary Behavior Medicine: The Meanest Dog in the World: Cocker Spaniel.
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/22/cocker-spaniel-aggressive.html
9. Animal Law. http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/resources/publications/washington_lawyer/march_2008/animal_law.cfm
10. At Home Euthanasia Vets Provide A Peaceful Death. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-26-pet-
euthanasia_N.htm
11a. ASPCA Talks Against Circuses: http://www2.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_ri_circus (the AR view on how
circus animals are treated.)
11b. Circus Animals and How They Are Treated (according to an AR viewpoint.) http://www.starbreezes.com/11/circusabuse.html
12. When the AKC, AVMA, and AKC Breed Clubs Roll Over and Play Dead on the Issue of Ear Cropping and Tail Docking, the
AR Side Wins. http://www.thedogpress.com/Columns/Editorials/09052-Crop-Dock_bj.asp
13. Fur Flies Over Flea Treatments. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124329165300152331.html
14. Dan Matthews of Peta: I’ve Always Been Drawn To The Extreme. http://u.tv/News/Dan-Mathews-of-Peta-Ive-always-been-
drawn-to-extremes/521a0843-e4c6-42b2-abac-125afedf8167
15. Minister Warns: Anti’s Using Religion To Advance Cause (Groups Use Faith to Sway Youth)
http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/05/minister-warns-antis-using-religion-to.html
16a. North American Animal Liberation Front: Attacks on Researchers Continue.
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=1051 AND http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/Media/Media_09-05-
29_uclainjunction_smdailypress.htm
16b. Judge Awards Injunction To Protect Researchers From Harassment (in California) .
http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/judge-awards-injunction-to-protect-93243.aspx
16c. ALF Destroys Office of Primate Supplier in Nevada. http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/Media/Media_09-05-
27_sriarson_ap.htm
17. The Anti-Fur Society. http://www.antifursociety.org/index.html (anti-leather, anti-meat, anti-anti)
18. Northern People Adopting Southern Pets.
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/052209_Northern_People_Adopting_Southern_Pets Comment from Charlotte
McGowan: “This report suggests we don't have pet problems because we have "strict" spay neuter laws. Not true. We have educated the public to
take better care of their dogs and instituted leash laws” .
19. United States Animal Protection, Inc: (This is an AR Organization dedicated to Animal Shelter Reform, and one of the ways it
does this is through intimidation of various city and county officials, misleading information and emotional diatribes against counties and
county officials……especially those who dare use the gas chamber as a way to euthanize animals.):
http://www.usanimalprotection.org/
20. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Launches Animal Welfare Internet Portal:
http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/detail/75170.html AND
http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/factory_farming/fao_launches_animal_welfare_portal.aspx AND
http://www.drovers.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=5542
21. Deny License Renewals for AWA Violators (and, according to the AR deny ALL these Class B Dealers licenses):
https://secure3.convio.net/aavs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=175
22. Helmsley Pet Trust Helps Highlight Issues for Lawyers.
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202431060568&Helmsley_Pet_Trust_Helps_Highlight_Issues_for_Lawyers
23. APHIS Changes: “Beginning May 26, 2009, all inspection reports for Class A, B, and C licensees and Class E, H, and T registrants (ani-
mal breeders, dealers, exhibitors, and registered exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers respectively) will be available online. To access the
inspection reports, visit the APHIS homepage at http://www.aphis. usda.gov/ and click on FOIA Reading Room, in the right-hand portion of the
screen. The inspection reports will be available under the Animal Welfare heading in the Reading Room. Choose the type of licensee or registrant
you are interested in, and then choose the State. Once you choose the State, you will be able to scroll through the alphabetical list of licensee or
registrant names and make your selection. The documents are available in PDF format and you can open, print, and/or save as many as you like.

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The list will be updated monthly. Many of you may know that USDA-APHIS maintains and makes available lists of active licensed and registered
facilities on their Web site. Many people have used these "active" lists to locate AWA-regulated facilities. The posting of inspection reports to their
Web site is a significant step in their ongoing efforts to be as transparent as possible about how they enforce animal welfare standards. This effort is
consistent with the direction of President Obama to Federal agencies regarding openness and transparency. Further inquiries can be directed to
Dr. Chester Gipson, Deputy Administrator for Animal Care, APHIS.
http://www.aphis. usda.gov/ animal_welfare/ downloads/ stakeholder/ stakeholder5_ 13_2009.pdf
24. Dishing Out Counterfeit Pet Foods. http://www.thedogpress.com/Columns/0906-SE-Dishing-Counterfeit_Nel.asp
25. How To Make A Monkey Out Of An Activist.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/hugo_rifkind/article6382528.ece
26. (You, too, can falsely accuse people of animal abuse.) How You Can Become An Animal “Welfare” Warrior.
http://www.vjad.net/world-of-dogs/blog/dogs/how-you-can-become-an-animal-welfare-warrior
27. Dog Breeders: Signs of the Times. http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/06/dog-breeders-signs-of-times.html

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                                                                       FEDERAL LEGISLATION

1a. HR 80: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act,
to make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 5/14/2009 Senate
committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment
favorably.
1b. SB 462: A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, transportation, and sale,
receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other
purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 2/24/2009
Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
2a. HB 81: (Shark Conservation Act of 2009): A bill to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and re-
ferred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2b. SB 850: (Shark Conservation Act of 2009): A bill to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3. HR 305: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor ve-
hicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdxk4k::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 1/8/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
4a. HR 503: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Sub-
committee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
4b. SB 727: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consump-
tion. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/26/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4((1a&b)). Equine Protection Bill May Cause Suffering Among Horses:
http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=350BAA37-5056-B82A-D0869B525EAC718A
5. HR 549: To Amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to Establish the Office for Bombing Prevention, to address Terrorist Explo-
sive Threats, and for other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/04/09 Referred to Senate
Committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read Twice And Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmen-
tal Affairs.
6. HR 615: To Amend the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to Require Engine Coolant and Antifreeze to Contain a Bittering Agent
so as to Rend it Unpalatable. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:12:./temp/~bdmsaC::|/bss/111search.html| Latest
Major Action: 1/21/09 Referred to House Committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
***7a. HR 669: To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, envi-
ronment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes. Exotic Pet Ban can result from this bill.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee

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Hearings Held.
7b. Why Should Oppose this bill? PIJAC Explains the Realities if this bill passes.
http://www.pijac.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=175
7c. NAIA CapWiz Alert: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13098456
7c. Pets in Peril: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPfL212CB8
7d. NO HR 669: http://www.nohr669.com/
7e. NAIS Library (Plans and Reports): http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/naislibrary/plans.shtml
8a. HR 808: Establish A Department of Peace: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:18:./temp/~bdhC5W::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 3/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
8b. Concerns: The Subtitle: Office of Departmental Peace Activities….. this “could” be used as a backdoor for animal rights activists
to include “monitoring animal neglect and abuse” and if there is animal abuse or child abuse, there are intertwined with one another.
9. HR 814: `Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009' or `TRACE Act of 2009'. To amend the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products
Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:12:./temp/~bdmsaC::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred
to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
10a. HR 875: Establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public
health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness,
and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest
Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
10b. Why is this a potentially bad bill? From a combination of emails: http://nonais.org/2009/02/10/2009-naisish-legislation/ The
cost of our food will skyrocket if this bill which is designed to trace all our food – meat – passes. This bill is supported by members of
the AR society. This could easily lead to having all animals traced under this bill. As one person said: “….It would indicate a distinction
between "animals raised for food" and "animals" and allows standards to be set for BOTH types of animals. That is it leaves open the interpretation
that it covers pets also. I am sure "Animal Rights" and "Bureaucrats expanding their empires" will both jump on the interpretation that it includes
pets…..”
11. HR 1018: (Restore Our American Mustangs – ROAM) To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the
management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 4/29/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by
the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 14.
12. HR 1326: Prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes, and for other purposes. (Great Ape Protection Act):
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 3/5/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
13. HR 1955: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale of animals
which are raised and sold as part of an educational program. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:27:./temp/~bdBFaZ::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/2/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
14a. HR 2054: “No Child Left Inside Act” To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental
education, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdUPMw::|/bss/111search.html|
Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
14b. SB 886: “No Child Left Inside Act” To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental
education, and for other purposes. Latest Major Action: 4/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred
to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdUPMw::|/bss/111search.html|
15a. HR 2480: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
15b. SB 1076: To Improve the Accuracy of Fur Product Labeling, and For Other Purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation.
16. H. Res. 191: Expressing Support for the Designation of May 2009 as “National Link Awareness Month” and Recognizing the Link
between Animal Cruelty and Other Forms of Societal Violence. . http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdT07c::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 4/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
17a. H. Res. 291: Recognizing the Crucial Role of Assistance Dogs in Helping Wounded Veterans Live More Independent Lives,
Expressing Gratitude to the Tower of Hope, and Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Creating A Tower of Hope Day. .
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdT07c::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 3/26/09: Referred to

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House Committee. Status: Referred To the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
17b S. Res. 115: A resolution recognizing the crucial role of assistance dogs in helping wounded veterans live more independent
lives, expressing gratitude to The Tower of Hope, and supporting the goals and ideals of creating a Tower of Hope Day.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SE00115:|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 4/28/2009 Referred to Senate
committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
18. SB 373: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious
animal. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
19. 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.
20. National Animal Identification System (NAIS): While it is NOT mandatory at the Federal Level, there are ways in which many
are trying to have it become mandatory. http://farmandranchfreedom.org/content/what-is-nais Please, read and learn why, although
we need to pick our battles, we need to be able to help our allies.

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Alabama: Legislative Adjourned Sine Die 5/15/09.
   1. Alabama Canine Coalition (ACC): http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/
   2. Alabama State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/
   3. HB 202: Property owners, liability limited for leasing property for hunting or fishing.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB202 5/07/09: Senate: Read Second
Time in Second House.
   4. HB 206: Dogs, dangerous, owners required to post warning sign on property, penalties.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB206 2/03/09: Assigned to County & Mu-
nicipal Government.
   5a. HB 245: Prohibit Cockfighting. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB245
2/03/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
   5b. SB 146: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB146 3/03/09: Read 2nd time and As-
signed to Governmental Affairs. FAV/SUB
   6. HB 338: This bill would require certain persons and entities to report torture or cruelty to an animal.. This bill would define the
terms "torture" and "cruelty. And more….
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB338 2/03/09: Assigned to Agriculture &
Forestry.
   7. HB 440: This bill would delete the use of plastic tags on traps and delete the requirement that the license number of the owner
of a trap be contained on any tag. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB440
3/24/09: Senate: Judiciary Committee.
  8a. HB 741: Animals, fighting dogs, cruelty to animals, dogs, cats, bond required for upkeep of animal held relating to the above
charges, procedures for handling animals, persons convicted of certain charges prohibited from possessing certain animals. SEI-
ZURE & BOND BILL! http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=HB741 3/24/09:
House Agriculture & Forestry.            Considered Dead since Have Not make it out of both Chambers.
   8b. SB 547: : Animals, fighting dogs, cruelty to animals, dogs, cats, bond required for upkeep of animal held relating to the above
charges, procedures for handling animals, persons convicted of certain charges prohibited from possessing certain animals.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB547 SEIZURE & BOND BILL! 3/31/09:
Senate Judiciary. Considered Dead since Have Not make it out of both Chambers.
  9. HB 788: Under existing law, dogs and cats are required to be immunized for rabies.. This bill would add ferrets to the list of ani-
mals required to be vaccinated, would further provide for rabies clinics and for fees for vaccinations, would further provide for…
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=hb788 4/16/09: House Agriculture & Fore-
stry. READ 2nd TIME.
   10. HB 902: CLAY COUNTY: Dangerous dogs, procedure for determining and for humanely destroying in unincorporated areas
of county, immunity for county officers and employees, penalties, subject to const. amend.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=hb902 5/14/09: Enrolled.


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  11. SB 228: Emergency Management Evacuation of Pets and Service Animals.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB228 2/03/09: Assigned to Fiscal Re-
sponsibility & Accountability.
  12a. SB 469: Rabies, vaccination programs further provided for, ferrets added to animals required to be vaccinated, exemption for
certain animals authorized, liability at rabies clinics, type of vaccines, home quarantines authorized, penalties. Bill Supporting the
Passage of the 3-Year Rabies Vaccination! (ACC Supports this bill.)
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB469 5/14/09: Enrolled.
  12b. Rabies Vaccination Bill Passes Senate Committee:
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/1238141769185070.xml&coll=2
  13. SB 554: Animals, dogs and cats, sterilization of privately owned required, exceptions, civil fines MSN for Alabama Compli-
ments of the HSUS. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=SB554 4/01/09: Senate
Judiciary. Considered Dead since Have Not make it out of both Chambers.
  13b. AKC Alert for this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3795
  13c. Proposed Alabama Bill Requires Pet Sterilization: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-breaking-
news/2009/04/03/proposed-alabama-bill-requires-pet-sterilization.aspx (look at the results if this bill passes.)
  13d. SAOVA Alert: http://www.saova.org/alabama.html
  14. Mobile: BSL on Agenda Again. http://www.al.com/news/press-register/metro.ssf?/base/news/1238922959193390.xml&coll=3
To contact Mobile city officials and explain, politely, why BSLs do not work: http://www.cityofmobile.org/cityofficials/
  15. Fayette: To Discuss BSL! http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090520/NEWS/905199858/1007?Title=Fayette-
considers-banning-pit-bulls To contact the city council and explain why BSLs do not work and offer suggestions:
http://www.fayetteal.org/council.html

Alaska: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die. (4/20/09) No Report for this week. (6/02/09)
  1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php

Arizona: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die (4/25/09)
  1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/
  2. New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found and Spreading: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-rabies-
evolution_2.html (particularly in Flagstaff)
  3. Pima County: Considering Enacting a MSN! http://www.nokilltucson.org/PimaMandatorySNMeeting Please contact the Pima
County BOS and explain how and why MSN does not work and offer helpful suggestions: http://www.nokilltucson.org/PimaBOS
  4. Yuma: Want Your Mail? Watch Your Dog. http://www.yumasun.com/news/mail-50432-post-dogs.html

Arkansas: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 4/09-5/09.
  1. Arkansas General Assembly: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/Home.aspx
  2. Faulkner County: Animal Problems Remain. http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0509/622769.html Humane Society board
member says MSN is the “best solution.”
  3. Helena-West Helena Mayor Will Not Face Cruelty Charges. http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/259992/
  4. North Little Rock: City Beefs Up Animal Control Ordinance.
http://www.pulaskinews.net/articles/2009/05/29/the_times/local_news/nws05.txt

California:
  1. California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC): http://www.cfodconline.org/
  2. Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC): http://www.cdoca.org/
  3. California Responsible Pet Owners’ Coalition (CaRPOC): http://carpoc.org/
  4. The Animal Council: http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/
  5. California Legislature: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/
  6. AB 107: Veterinarian Regulations and Appropriations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_107&sess=CUR&house=B&author=galgiani 6/08/09: HEARING: Senate: Com. on B., P. & E.D.
  7. AB 233: Personal Income Tax Would Allow For Qualified Costs of Adopting Pets from a Qualified Rescue Organization, Animal
Control, etc. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_233_bill_20090206_status.html 5/27/09: Senate: re-
referred to Appropriations Committee.
  8a. AB 241: Dog & Cat Breeders. Make it a misdemeanor for an individual or business that buys or sells dogs or cats to have
more than a combined total of 50 dogs and cats with intact sexual organs, as specified. The bill would authorize certain officers to in-
vestigate a violation of that provision, as provided, and to lawfully take possession of an animal kept in violation of that provision, as
specified. Because this bill would create a new crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.


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http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_241&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava                         5/21/09: Senate: Read 1st
Time & referred to RLS Committee for assignment.
  8b. HSUS “Fact” Sheet on AB 241: “Responsible Breeder Act of 2009.” http://www.yesonab241.com/AB241-FactSheet.pdf
  8c. USE HSUS Form to OPPOSE AB 241: https://community.hsus.org/campaign/CA_2009_puppymills
  8d. Navi’s “Fact Sheet” http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a35/pdf/PuppyMillsFactSheet.pdf FULL of inaccurate facts.
  8e. Cartoon “explaining” Navi’s inaccurate beliefs: http://www.wethepeopleusa.us/
  8f. Long Beach Supports Concept of SB 250: http://www.lbreport.com/news/may09/sb250ma2.htm
  9. AB 242: Dog Fighting. This bill would increase the penalties for these crimes by providing instead that the crime of dog fighting
is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years and a specified fine, and the crime of being a spectator at a
dog fight is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and fined. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_242&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 5/28/09: HEARING: A.: ASM Appropriations..
  10a. AB 243: Animal Abuse Penalties. Existing law provides that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as
specified, the court is authorized to enjoin the defendant from owning, possessing, caring for, or having any contact with, animals, as
specified. This bill would instead provide that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as specified, the court shall
be required to enter an order enjoining the person from owning, possessing, maintaining, having custody of, residing with, or caring
for any animal for specified periods of time. The bill would further provide that any violation of an order shall be treated and punished as
a criminal contempt of court or as a misdemeanor. By revising the penalties for an existing crime and by increasing the duties of local
humane officers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_243&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 5/28/09: A.: ASM Appropriations.. 3rd Reading.
  10b. Long Beach Supports Concept of SB 250: http://www.lbreport.com/news/may09/sb250ma2.htm
  11. AB 490: Pet Stores. (Pet Store Animal Care Act) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_490&sess=CUR&house=B&author=smyth 5/21/09: Senate: Read 1st Time & referred to RLS
Committee for assignment.
  12a. AB 1122: Animal abuse: sale of live animals: flea markets. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1122&sess=CUR&house=B&author=lieu 5/28/09: Senate: Read 1st Time & referred to RLS Com-
mittee for assignment.
   12b. About this bill: “This bill shows us the AR goal of making legal pet sales impossible. Broadly speaking pets are sold to the public in four
ways:
1. From conventional stores. But 'pet shops' are widely reviled, steadily more intensively regulated, and under attack even when legal
-- the recent class action lawsuit by HSUS against Petland, claiming that they sell defective 'puppy mill' dogs is only the latest example.
2. Casual 'public space' sales -- flea markets, roadsides, parking lots, and so on. This is the traditional way to sell low-price puppies but AB 1122
would make it illegal.
3. Direct-to-consumer commercial breeder sales. But as we are seeing, in Wayne's 34 (promised) 'commercial breeding allowed only at an
unprofitably small scale' bills, this source is also under attack.
4. From the home sales, generally by hobby breeders. But hobby breeding is attack on many fronts: pet limits, MSN with tiny 'good breeder' hoops to
jump through, expensive kennel and dog licensing, litter permits, inspections, requirements for a business license which would most often get you
into zoning trouble, 'stings' by people posing as buyers, and more.
    California has ALL forms of attack. Should all of this year's anti-breeding bills pass there, there would no longer be any practical and legal way for
most people to buy a dog. Sales of puppies in the state would be almost completely driven underground.
You think CA might also want to have a black market in eggs?
Walt Hutchens Timbreblue Whippets “
  12c. CA AB1122: Why HSUS Doesn’t Want Transfer of Animals. http://petdefense.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/ca-ab1122-why-
hsus-doesnt-want-transfers-of-animals/
  13. AB 1224: Vehicles: hit and run violations: animals. Would require that drivers attempt to provide aid to an injured critter and
notify the owner or animal-control authorities. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1224&sess=CUR&house=B&author=eng 4/27/09: A.: HEARING: ASM Transportation. Failed
Passage.
  14a. AB 1437: Prohibit the sale of a shelled egg for human consumption if it is the product of an egg-laying hen that was confined
on a farm or place that is not in compliance with those animal care standards and would make violations of these provisions a crime.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1437&sess=CUR&house=B&author=huffman 5/27/09: Senate: Read
1st Time & referred to RLS Committee for assignment.
  14b. Bill Would Apply Caged Hen Rules to OUT OF STATE EGGS.
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_eggs11.4644e80.html
  15. ACR 19: Names February 24, 2009 as Spay Day 2009 & Request Californians to Observe the Day by Spaying/Neutering All
pets & Donate Money To Such Organization. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=acr_19&sess=CUR&house=B&author=smyth                 4/01/09: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res.
Chapter 9, Statutes of 2009.
  16. SB 135: Prohibits Docking Horse and Cattle Tails Unless it is a Medical Necessity. Will be Considered Animal Cruelty. This

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is the beginning of the end of docking and cropping for ALL. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_135&sess=CUR&house=B&author=florez                5/26/09: A.: Read 1st time & Held at Desk.
  17a. SB 250: Dogs and cats: spaying and neutering. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_250&sess=CUR&house=B&author=florez 5/28/09: S.: Senate Appropriations. Will be voted on
during the week of June 1st.       http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0201-
0250/sb_250_bill_20090402_amended_sen_v98.html This is the new Mancuso proposal with Flores. This is AB 1634 in 2009.
  17b. UPDATE: From AKC: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3849 In Suspense File.
  17d. NAIA Action Alert: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13064541&type=ST&show_alert=1
  17e. Spaying Bill Would Do More Harm Than Good. http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20090410/OPINION01/904100356
  17f. Bill Analysis: http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0201-0250/sb_250_cfa_20090409_120744_sen_comm.html
  17g. One Strike & You’re Out. http://www.cdoca.org/
  17h. Long Beach Supports Concept of SB 250: http://www.lbreport.com/news/may09/sb250ma2.htm
  17i. Sacramento: Tuesday, June 2nd to say NO!! to SB 250 , 9am, Close to the Bronze Bear.
  18. SB 318: Dogfighting forfeitures. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_318&sess=CUR&house=B&author=calderon 5/26/09: Senate Appropriations. Read 2nd Time.
Amended. Onto 3rd Reading.
  19. SB 475: Guide Dogs for the Blind. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_475&sess=CUR&house=B&author=padilla 5/26/09: A.: B. & P. Committee.
  20a. Santa Barbara County: MSN proposed.
  20b. SNAP Task Force: http://www.sbcphd.org/snap/default.html Maria: (805) 346-8400 Fax: (805) 346-8404 Email: jcente-
no@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
  20c. “ Send your letters to the task force members:
Santa Barbara SNAP Task Force Members
c/o Susan Klein-Rothschild, MSW ,            Asst Deputy Director, Public Health Dept
300 N. San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-681-5435 (work), 805-681-5200 (fax)              Email: susan.klein-rothschild@sbcphd.org
    Clearly state in your letter to distribute to the task force members. Please also blind copy that letter to CCKCDCC@gmail.com so we
can make sure it is distributed. Community input was important to the Board of Supervisors when this topic came before them in May
of 2008. This is your chance. Please if you speak before the task force during public comment please also submit your remarks to the
task force in letter form prior to the meeting so they are distributed and go into the public record. “
   21. Hollister: Animal Control Looking To Propose Exotic Pet Law. http://www.freelancenews.com/news/253941-animal-control-
looking-to-propose-exotic-pet-law
   22. Social Compassion (another AR organization – Judy Mancuso’s “baby”): http://www.socialcompassion.org/social-compassion-
home.htm
   23. Torrance: Considering MSN Ordinance. http://wuffingtonwag.com/calendar/support-torrance-spay-and-neuter-ordinance/ TO
contact the city council and explain why MSN does not work: http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/1928.htm
   24a. Los Angeles/Los Angeles County: Animal Services Fees to Increase: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/05/la-
animal-services-to-increase-fees.html
   24b. City Curbs Dog Rescuers. http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_12387736?source=email
   24c. Animal Services 2008 Statistical Report Admits Spay/Neuter Programs Were a Failure:
http://laanimalwatch.blogspot.com/2009/05/animal-services-2008-statistical-report.html
   24d. AR Protestors Drop Civil Lawsuit Against City Hall:
   25. Laguna Woods: MSN fight is on. Please contact the city council and give pointed reasons and proof why MSN does not work.
The second reading was held on 5/20/09: http://www.lagunawoodscity.org/page.cfm?name=city_council_members
   26. Anti-HSUS Laws Opposition Rally and Fun Show: http://petdefense.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/anti-hu-laws-rallyshow-norcalif-
61309/ June 13th, 10a-4pm
   27. Artesia: Charges Sought in LA Bull Fight Beef. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/25/Charges-sought-in-LA-bull-fight-
beef/UPI-87811243272254/ http://www.smdp.com/Articles-c-2009-05-29-
59660.113116_Animal_rights_protesters_drop_civil_suit_against_City_Hall.html

 Colorado: General Assembly Adjourned Sine Die 5/06/09.
  1. Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs. http://www.codogfederation.org/
  2. Colorado General Assembly: http://www.leg.state.co.us/
  3. Paonia: Concerned Citizens Press Town to Form an Animal Control Task Force.
http://www.deltacountyindependent.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8501:paonia-concerned-citizens-press-town-
to-form-animal-control-task-force-&catid=35:north-fork&Itemid=70
  4. Vail: Animal Welfare VS Animal Rights.

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http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20090525/NEWS/905219933/1078&ParentProfile=1062
  5. Coalition For Living Safely with Dogs Releases Dog Bite Survey Data: http://www.livingsafelywithdogs.org/
  6a. Denver: Court Revives Challenge to Denver “Pit Bull” Ban: http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10433851
  6b. AKC and Dog Owners Win Ruling Granting a Trial to Challenge Constitutionality of Denver Breed Ban:
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3857
  6c. Caged Ideas About Breed Sometimes Wrong: http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090528/COLUMNISTS62/905280309/1024
  7. Dog Bite Study Unleashed: http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/599343 In Colorado, Chihua-
hua most likely to bite most often.

Connecticut: . Legislature Adjourns June 03, 2009.
  1. Connecticut Dog Federation or Connecticut Federation of Dog clubs : http://www.conndogfed.com/
Ralph Slater: westhighlander10@aol.com       860-434-1925 OR Ed Lyons: lyonspride14@cox.net
  2. Connecticut General Assembly: http://www.cga.ct.gov/
  3. HB 5122: Authorizing the Creation of Trusts to Care for Domestic Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5122 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
  4. HB 5151: Act Concerning Posting of the Origin of Puppies Sold in Retail Establishments.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5151 1/16/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Environment.
  5. HB 5246: Concerning the Creation of Testamentary Trusts For Benefit of Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5246 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
  6. HB 5323: Concerning the Use of Animal Assisted Therapies in the Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5323 1/22/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Children.
  7. HB 5464: Regulate the caging of egg-laying hens, including the prohibition of the use of battery cages.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5464 1/22/09: House: Joint Committee
on Environment.
  8. HB 5469: Concerning The Humane Sheltering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5469 1/22/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  9. HB 5493: Establishing a Dog and Cat Lemon Law.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5493 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No Re-
port out from the hearing.
  10. HB 5708: Prohibiting Dissection in the Classrooms.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5708 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Education.
  12. HB 5712: Act Concerning Humane Education and Continuing Education for Teachers.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5712 1/23/09: House: Joint Commit-
tee on Education.
  13. HB 5737: Humane Education Act.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5737 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Education.
  14. HB 5794: Prohibiting the Use of Animals in for Emergency Medical or Resuscitation Training Exercises.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5794 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  15a. HB 5798: Prohibiting “Unreasonable” Tethering and Confinement of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5798 3/18/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Environment
  15b. SB 00122: Prohibiting the Tethering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB122 1/20/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  16. HB 5799: Act Banning Force Feeding of Birds (Foie Gras):
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5799 1/23/09: House: Joint Committee
on Environment.
  17. HB 5801: Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs Obtained from Puppy Mills.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5801 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No re-

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port out from the hearing.
  18. HB 5804: Concerning Dogs and Cats Sold in Connecticut.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5804 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  19. HB 5805: Act Requiring Validated Alternatives to Use of Animals in Testing Products.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5805 1/23/09: House: Joint Committee
on Environment.
  20. HB 5807: To Provide for Reporting Of Potentially Abandoned Animals in the Event of Eviction, Foreclosure or Arrest.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5807 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No re-
port out from the hearing.
  21. HB 5808: Act Authorizing Animal Control Officers To Obtain Rabies Vaccination Records from Veterinarians.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5808 2/09/09: Public Hearing. No re-
port out from the hearing.
  22. HB 5811: Act Concerning Battery Cages and Egg Laying Hens.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5811 2/09/09: Public Hearing Held. Not
Report.
  23. HB 5814: Act Concerning the Treatment of Elephants.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5814 1/23/09: House: Joint Committee
on Environment. (wants to prevent circuses coming into CT if they have elephants.)
  24. HB 6047: Concerning the Use of Large Animal Crematories.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6047 1/26/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Public Health.
  25a. HB 6120: Act Requiring Validated Alternatives to Use of Animals in Testing Products.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6120 1/23/09: House: Joint Committee
on Environment.
  25b. Students Shouldn’t Have to Dissect Animals. http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-lopresti-goodman-animal-
diss.artmay06,0,1637423.story
  26. HB 6259: Act Concerning Mandatory Counseling for Juveniles Convicted of Animal Cruelty.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6259 1/28/09: House: Joint Committee
on Judiciary.
  27. HB 6300: To Authorize Municipalities To Recoup Expenses Associated with Animal Adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6300 1/29/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Environment.
  28a. HB 6565: To encourage the inclusion of principles of humane education in the curriculum of public schools.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB06565 5/06/09: Senate Moved to Foot of
the Calendar, Senate       Do you really want an AR “Humane Education” Class taught to YOUR child?
  28b. HSUS Asking its Minions to Support this bill: http://media-newswire.com/release_1091679.html
 29. SB 00032: Act Concerning the Use of Municipal Revenue from the Sale of Animal License Fees.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB32 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Committee
on Environment.
  30. SB 00291: Act Concerning Homeowner Insurance Policies For People Who Own Dogs That Have Bitten a Person.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB291 4/0909: Referred by Senate to
Committee on Judiciary
  31. SB 00497: To reimburse municipalities for the cost of advertising regarding lost pets placed for adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00497 5/15/09: House Calendar Number
626
  32a. SB 00499: Create Pet Lemon Law.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00499 5/01/09: House: House Calendar
Number 591: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
  32b. Pet Lemon Law Could Be Tough to Enforce: http://www.connpost.com/ci_12228433
  32c. NAIA Legislative Alert (Pet Lemon Law Passes Senate):
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13262406&type=ST&show_alert=1
  32d. CT S499 Bad News For Responsible Dog Breeders. http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/05/ct-sb-499-bad-news-for-
responsible-dog.html
  33. SB 00632: Prohibit the possession of large cats such as lions, tigers and cougars at a private residence.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00632 1/26/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment

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  34. SB 00650: To authorize the creation of testamentary or inter vivos trusts for the care of domestic animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00650 5/28/09: House: House Calendar
Number 694
  35. SB 00783 Concerning the Importation of Animals for Adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB783 2/18/09: (Env) Motion Failed JFCR
PD
  36. SB 00784: Act Concerning Roaming Livestock.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB784 4/15/09: House: Favorable Re-
port, Tabled for the Calendar, House ; House Calendar Number 437.
  37. SB 00786: Establishing a Training & Certification Program for Municipal Animal Control Officers.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB786 2/09/09: Public Hearing Held. No
report from the committee.
  38a. SB 994: Ban Leghold Traps.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=994&which_year=2009&SUBMIT1.x=13&SUBMIT1
.y=9     4/09/09: Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary.
  38b. Anti-Trapping Effort Fails in Connecticut. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2000&srctid=1&erid=3031532
  39. Windsor: Peta Seeks Ad Space on School’s Seesaw. http://www.wfsb.com/news/19440954/detail.html
  40. Fairfield: Activists Takes Aim At Subcommittee for Hunting Bias. http://www.connpost.com/ci_12372646?source=rss

Delaware: Legislative Session Adjourns June 30, 2009.
  1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/
  2. HB 2: Animal Fighting; Amend Penalties.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.nsf/2bede841c6272c888025698400433a04/7ea210ded505b45e8525755b0051ba76?OpenDocum
ent&Highlight=0,animals 4/07/09: Senate: Judiciary Committee.
  3. HB 77: Pets Included Under Domestic Protection Orders.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.nsf/2bede841c6272c888025698400433a04/d6eb1017c38ef0e185257571006d6ddb?OpenDocum
ent&Highlight=0,pets 3/26/09: Senate: Judiciary Committee
  4. HB 78: Amend the Age of the Sale of Puppies – Non-Transferrable under 8 Weeks of Age.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.nsf/2bede841c6272c888025698400433a04/71aa4f1d7418946b852575700064fcf5?OpenDocume
nt&Highlight=0,puppies 3/10/09: Introduced and Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
  5a. HB 95: Act to Amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code Relating to Dogs.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.NSF/vwLegislation/HB+95?Opendocument 3/26/09: Introduced & referred to House Agricul-
ture Committee.
  5b. From the bill ITSELF! “This bill adopts the recommendations of the Humane Society of the United States regarding restrictions on the
large-scale for-profit dog breeding operations commonly known as “puppy mills.” The intent of this bill is to ensure that dogs are bred in sanitary and
humane conditions. The bill prohibits the possession of more than 25 breeding dogs at one time and imposes minimum requirements for breeding
dogs to receive veterinary care.”
   6. SB 21: Mandatory Sentences for Animal Fighting and Baiting.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.NSF/vwLegislation/C1697D5BAF8C17E88525754600620CFC?Opendocument 3/19/09: In-
troduced & Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
  7. SB 50: Act to Amend Title 3 of the Delaware Code Relating to the Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.NSF/vwLegislation/SB+50?Opendocument 4/08/09: Senate: Reported Out of Agriculture
Committee.
  8. Delaware House of Representatives House Majority Caucus Lawmakers Unveil Package of Bills to “Protect” Welfare of Animals.
http://www.delawareonline.com/assets/pdf/BL131551327.PDF

District of Columbia: WASHINGTON, DC: No Report for this week. (6/02/09)

Florida: Legislative Session Adjourned 5/01/09.
Post Session Report: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13337081&type=CU&show_alert=1
  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. Palm Beach County: Considering Dog Rule Changes. http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/sfl-dog-rules-
p042209,0,7275495.story?track=rss-topicgallery Dangerous Dog ordinance changes, but targeting no specific breed (at this time).
  4b. Pet Adoptions Up, Euthanasia Down in Several Areas. http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/pawshere/2009/05/08/pet-adoptions-
up-euthanasia-down-in-several-areas-why/

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  4c. “6. REGULAR AGENDA D. PUBLIC SAFETY 1. Staff recommends motion to approve on preliminary reading and advertise for Public Hear-
ing on July 21, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.: an Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, amending Chapter 4 of the
Palm Beach County Code (Ordinance 98-22, as amended by Ordinance No. 2003-29, Ordinance 2005-44, and Ordinance No. 2008-004) pertaining
to animal care and control; amending Section 4-2 of the Palm Beach County Code (definitions); amending Section 4-27 of the Palm Beach County
Code (dangerous dogs and vicious dogs); providing for repeal of laws in conflict; providing for savings clause; providing for severability; providing for
inclusion in the code of laws and ordinances; providing for enforcement; providing for penalty; providing for captions; and providing for an effective
date. SUMMARY: At a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners held on April 21, 2009, the Board directed staff to prepare an amendment to
the Animal Care and Control Ordinance to strengthen provisions pertaining to dangerous and vicious dogs. Countywide (SF)”
http://pbcgov.com/PubInf/Agenda/agenda.pdf On Agenda for June 02nd.
  5 Ponce Inlet: MSN! http://www.ponce-inlet.org/Pages/PonceInletFL_Calendar/S023DE9FE-023E4233?formid=161 5/15/09.
To contact the city officials and tell them MSN is not a good idea: http://www.ponce-inlet.org/Pages/PonceInletFL_Council/index
  6. DeLand: Makes MSN for Dogs and Cats. http://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/daily/1734
  7. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: http://www.myfwc.com/COMMISSION/2009/Comm_09_AgendaJun.htm
Includes a lot of rules on Captive Wildlife. June 17 – 18, 2009.
  8. Miami: “Pit Bull” Ban, What “Pit Bull” Ban? http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2009-05-21/news/pit-bull-ban-spurs-dog-fight/
  9. Wakulla County / Crawfordville: Animals and the Law. June 05, 2009.
http://www.wakulla.com/Announcements/Community_Service/Animals_and_the_Law_Seminar_to_be_Held_200905257948/
  10. Florida Animal Friends: http://www.floridaanimalfriend.org/ Watch the home page misleading ad on the “advantages” of
spay/neutering (if not altered, could lead to THOUSANDS of pet……..)
  11. Anna Maria Island: City to Update Animal Regulations. http://www.islander.org/6-3-09/hb_animals.php

Georgia: Legislative Session Ended Sine Die. April 2009.
  1. Georgia Canine Coalition (GCC): http://www.georgiacaninecoalition.org/
  2. Georgia General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/
  3. According to the AR side, HB 606 is dead for this year, BUT A new bill has been filed for next year, with Amendments. HB788:
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/fulltext/hb788.htm
  4. Fulton County: Proposed Tethering Restrictions. http://mm1.co.fulton.ga.us/cache/00006/715/2009-0243.PDF
  5. Maxwell/Fayette County: Emotion Runs High on Tethering. http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/35236 AND
http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/35528 Some good letters about the benefits of tethering would be good for this situation.
Logical, polite, etc. More Antis: http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2009/03/21/churched_0321.html
  6. Georgia Ordered to Stop Licensing Animal Shelters that “Gas” Cats and Dogs.
http://www.sundaypaper.com/Blogs/TheRamageReport/tabid/235/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3834/Default.aspx
  7. Jackson County: Dangerous Dog Problem. Dangerous Dog Court. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/18287/
  8. Forsyth County: MSN, http://www.forsythnews.com/news/article/2484/ Could make the decision at the next public meeting on
June 01st. To write the County Board of Commissioners and explain why MSN does not work:
http://www.forsythco.com/department.asp?DeptID=31
  9. Spaulding County: Ended Gas Chamber Euthanasia, according to Sheriff, on July 01, 2009.
  10. Atlanta: Campaign Against Dog Fighting Comes to Atlanta.
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/northfulton/stories/2009/05/19/against_dog_fighting_vick.html

Hawaii: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die. May 07, 2009. No Report for this week. (6/02/09)
 1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/

Idaho: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 5/08/09.                  No Report for this week. (6/02/09)
  1. Idaho Legislature: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/

Illinois: Legislative Session Adjourns 5/31/09.
    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 General Assembly : http://www.ilga.gov/
   4a. Chicago: MSN. Chicago City Council Delayed Vote ! Substitute Ordinance in motion & Alderman Delays Vote.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-burke-spay-neutermar13,0,1076506.story
   4b. Opposition to MSN Law: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-090310dale_briefs,0,3557678.story
   4c. Former Chicago Police Officer John Keene Updates the MSN situation:
http://wgnradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50077&Itemid=254
   4d. Council Considers 5 Dog Ownership Limit. http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/council-considers-limit-on-dog-
ownership.html AND http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/05/chicago-alderman-lets-have-a-five-dog-limit-in-city.html

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(this is dated May2009)
    5. HB 0069: Outlaws Dog Fighting .
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0069&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40053&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/15/09: Passed Both Houses.
   6a. HB 0198: Dog Breeder Licensing Act. (Chloe’s Law)
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0198&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40220&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0         4/03/09: House: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
is an HSUS backed bill. However, there are laws all ready on the books which address this problem, if the powers that be would only
use them: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/awr/9cfr2.1.txt and
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0818 and
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1375&ChapAct=225%C2%A0ILCS%C2A0605/&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PR
OFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Animal+Welfare+Act.
   6b. DEFEATED FOR NOW!!!: http://ar-hr.com/2009/04/13/one-more-brick-in-the-wall-success-in-illinois-hb-198-and-sb-53/
  6c. AKC Alert on this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3772
   6d. NAIA Capwiz is operational for this bill:
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12533456&type=ST&show_%20alert=1
   6e. ISVMA (Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association) Has Come out Against this Bill & its Senate Counterpart, SC 0053.
   6f. SAOVA: http://saova.org/Illinois.html
   6g. PIJAC Opposes this bill: http://www.petproductnews.com/headlines/2009/03/18/pijac-warns-against-illinois-bills.aspx
   7. HB 0562: Provides that an animal control officer, Department of Agriculture investigator, or humane society investigator with
reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child is being abused or neglected or is in danger of being abused or neglected must
immediately make a written or oral report to the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that Investigation Specialists,
Intact Family Specialists, and Placement Specialists employed by the Department of Children and Family Services must immediately
report suspected animal abuse or neglect to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Welfare. Provides for immunity from
liability for persons, institutions, and agencies participating in good faith in the reporting or investigation of animal abuse or neglect.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0562&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=40963&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/30/09: Passes Both Houses.
   8. HB 0583: Horse Meat Act: Amends the Illinois Horse Meat Act. Restores language that exempted certain types of horse meat
from regulation under the Act. Repeals a provision that prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Amends the Animals
Intended for Food Act. Expands the definition of "animal" to include "horses, mules, or other equidae". Amends the Illinois Equine Infec-
tious Anemia Control Act. Allows equidae more than 12 months of age to enter the State for immediate slaughter without a certificate of
veterinary inspection.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0583&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=41004&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 4/03/09: House: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
   9. HB 0678: Prohibits a person from transporting, or causing or allowing to be transported, any equine animal in or upon a trailer,
conveyance, or any other vehicle with 2 or more levels stacked upon one another.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0678&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=41149&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0           4/02/09: House: Third Reading - Short Debate - Lost 024-094-000
   10. HB 0934: Prohibition on the possession of an unsterilized or vicious dog by a person convicted of specified felonies applies to
a person convicted of felony dog fighting.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0934&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=42507&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/13/09: Passed Both Houses.
   11. HB 1091: Anti-Terrorism: Agricultural terrorism. Amends the Terrorism Article of the Criminal Code of 1961. Includes in the
definition of "terrorist act", any act that interrupts or interferes with agricultural production, agricultural research, or agricultural equip-
ment for purposes of disrupting or influencing, through intimidation or other means, consumer confidence or agricultural production
methods.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1091&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=42769&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0          3/03/09: Tabled By Sponsor.
   12. HB 2703: Amends the Rabies Inoculation Laws. Plus… State wants a detailed count of those 4 months & older vaccinated,
microchip number, and all information shall be reported to the state. Allows for ACOs to pick up animals believed to not be vaccinated,
especially if have no tags.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2703&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=45449&SessionID=76
4/03/09: House: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
   13. HB 3685: Amends the Animal Control Act. Provides that the owner or keeper of a dog is liable to a person for all damages
caused by the dog pursuing, chasing, worrying, wounding, injuring, or killing any sheep, goats, cattle, horses, mules, poultry, ratites,
swine, or companion animals (now, there is no liability for damages caused to companion animals). Defines "companion animal" as a
dog or cat that is treated as a pet. Effective immediately.

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http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3685&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46463&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/06/09: Senate: Tabled in Committee on Agriculture and Conservation by Senator Garrett
   14. HB 3887: Animal Euthanasia. Prohibits Gas Chambers.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3887&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46710&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0       4/03/09: House: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee.
   15. HB 3888: Animal / Pet Lemon Law .
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3888&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46711&SessionID=76
4/03/09: House: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee.
   16. HB 3918: Civil No Contact Order to Include Animals.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3918&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46744&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/14/09: Passed Both Houses.
   17. HB 3984: Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Increases the penalties by one class for violations of the statute concerning dog
fighting.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3984&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46822&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/13/09: House. Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
   18. HB 4036: Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Prohibits an animal shelter or animal control facility from adopting out any dog or
cat that has not been microchipped or sterilized in a manner acceptable to the Department of Agriculture.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=4036&GAID=10&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=46884&SessionID=76&
GA=96&SpecSess=0 5/14/09: Passed Both Houses.
  19. HR0160: Urges the Congress of the United States to oppose H.R. 503 of the 111th Congress, a bill that would criminalize the
possession, shipment, transport, purchase, sale, delivery, or receipt of any horse with the intent that it be processed for human con-
sumption.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=160&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=47263&SessionID=76
3/17/09: Suspend Rule 25 – Prevailed.
  20. SB 0038: Humane Euthanasia : Humane Care for Animals Act. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that the
euthanasia of companion animals through recognized methods "set forth by the most current American Veterinary Medical Association
guidelines on euthanasia" (now, "as approved by the Department of Agriculture") is generally not animal cruelty. Prohibits the euthana-
sia of companion animals by certain means.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0038&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40230&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/30/09: House: House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assign-
ments
  21a. SB 0053: Dog Breeder Licensing Act.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0053&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40291&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/18/09: Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities / 3/16/09 Senate Floor
Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  21b. DEFEATED FOR NOW!! http://ar-hr.com/2009/04/13/one-more-brick-in-the-wall-success-in-illinois-hb-198-and-sb-53/
  21c. According to one report: SB 53 was stripped of all language and is now a shell bill. See Amendment # 2:
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09600SB0053sam002&GA=96&SessionId=76&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=40291&DocNum=53&
GAID=10&Session=
   21d. AKC Report: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3772
  21e. PIJAC Opposes this bill: http://www.petproductnews.com/headlines/2009/03/18/pijac-warns-against-illinois-bills.aspx
  22. SB 0090: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act: Cross Reporting of
Animal & Child Abuse..
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0090&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40408&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 5/08/09: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  23a. SB 0139: Animal Torture : NO Cropping of Ears/NO Docking of Tails. TITLE CHANGED: Humane Care for Animals Act.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0139&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=40561&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/30/09: Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Agriculture and Conservation (It appears farm
animals were taken out of this bill and all that is left is the no cropping/docking of dogs.)
  23b. AKC Opposes this Bill: It is to be redrafted: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3738
  23c. Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) OPPOSES This Bill.
  23d. AKC Report: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3772 (has been amended to remove all substantive language from
the bill. It now simply exists as a placeholder or "shell", should the sponsor choose to revisit the issue later in session.)
   24. SB 1336: NO Tail Docking of ANY Bovine.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1336&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=42448&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0       3/13/09: Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments.
  25. SB 1337: Anti-Tethering for ALL Animals: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Prohibits a person from tethering or

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confining any covered animal, on a farm, for all or the majority of any day. An anti-farm bill supported by AR groups.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1337&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=42454&SessionID=76&GA=96&Spec
Sess=0 3/13/09: Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments.
  26. SB 1835: Sets forth requirements that must be complied with if a dog is to be tethered. Specifies the types of shelter that must
be available to dogs and equines.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1835&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=44664&SessionID=76
3/13/09: Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments.
  27. SJR 0056: Creates the Joint Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores to investigate and make recommendations on ways to
strengthen Illinois law regarding the breeding industry and pet store industry. (AR Task Force)
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=0056&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=SJR&LegID=47575&SessionID=76
5/30/09: Resolution Adopted as Amended 115-002-000
  28. SR 127: State Animal ID/Registration (NAIS):
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=127&GAID=10&GA=96&DocTypeID=SR&LegID=47245&SessionID=76
3/18/09: Placed on Calendar Order of Secretary's Desk Resolutions March 19, 2009.
  29. Illinois Alliance For Animal Owners Rights. (IAAOR): http://www.iaaor.org/home.html
  30a. Highland Park: BSL. http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/highland-park-mulls-pit-bull-ban-after-attack.html Send
respectful letter explaining why BSL does not work: http://www.cityhpil.com/government/elected_officials.html#local Discusses it on
June 22nd.
  30b. Renew Push to Ban Pit Bulls. http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/highland.park.dogs.2.1001875.html
  31. Brookfield Zoo Comes Out Swinging Against Animal Rights Group. http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-
about/2009/05/brookfield-zoo-comes-out-swinging-against-animal-rights-group/

Indiana: Legislative Session Adjourned 4/30/09.
  1. Indiana General Assembly: http://www.in.gov/legislative/
  2. Indiana Animal Owners Alliance (IAOA) : http://www.indianaanimalowners.org/
  3. HB 1468: Animal Cruelty: Prohibits a person on bail or parole from owning/training an animal. AND Animal cruelty and com-
mercial dog breeders Added a Puppy Mill Part to the bill.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1468&doctype=HB 5/07/09:
Signed by Governor. Public Law 111.
  4. HB 1603: Service Dogs: Right of Entry.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1603&doctype=HB 5/12/09:
Signed by Governor. Public Law 155.
  5. SB 0238: Crimes Against Animals. Commercial Dog Breeders Added to this Bill by Author.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0238&doctype=SB
04/14/2009 S Senate dissented from House amendments
04/14/2009 S Senate conferees appointed: Merritt and Arnold
04/15/2009 S Senate advisors appointed: Lubbers and Tallian
04/20/2009 H House conferees appointed: L. Lawson and Walorski
04/20/2009 H House advisors appointed: Sullivan, Tyler, Foley, Messmer and Culver
  6. HSUS in Indiana: http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=1009
  7. Greens Fork: Animal Ordinance Meeting. Was April 27. 2pm. For more info: (765) 886-1292. (Pal-Item.com)
  8. Knox: Councilman Wants to Examine BSL. http://www.cityofknox.net/ All minutes state are vicious dog ordinance, but one
wants to advance that notion. Please contact the city council and politely explain why BSL does not work: http://www.cityofknox.net/
  9. Animal Abuse Pictures Easy to Find on the Internet. http://indianaprairiefarmer.com/story.aspx?s=23754&c=9

Iowa: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 4/30/09.
  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)
  4. Council Bluffs: Considers Animal Control Changes.
http://www.southwestiowanews.com/articles/2009/04/21/council_bluffs/doc49edecdf179a2434471111.txt Some not so good consider-
ations. Contact Council Bluffs City Council and explain a good animal ordinance: http://www.clerk.councilbluffs-ia.gov/council.asp
  5. Oelwein: BSL.
http://communitynewspapergroup.com/articles/2009/05/13/oelwein_daily_register/news/doc4a0adb5693ee2004472441.txt
  6. “Puppy Mills” Churn Out Sick Animals from Squalid Conditions. http://www.thehawkeye.com/Story/dog-053109 (readying for

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next legislative session when another “puppy mill” bill will probably be introduced)

Kansas: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die. April 2009.
  1. Kansas State Legislature: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do
  2. Tonganoxie : City Looking At Changing Dog Ordinance. http://www.tonganoxiemirror.com/news/2009/may/08/city-council-look-
changing- Changing their 18-year dangerous dog/breed specific ordinance.

Kentucky: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 3/09 – 4/09.
  1. Kentucky State Legislature: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/
  2. Lexington/Fayette/Urban County: Anti-Tethering Measure is on the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG):
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/42626237.html?pollSubmit=y&submit=submit&oid=2&mr=1&cid=6500&pid=42737537 AR Rhe-
toric is running rampant. To contact the City Council and explain why tethering and penning, when done appropriately, is not a prob-
lem: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=325
  3a. Anderson County (Lawrenceburg): BSL. http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?003+article+News+20090505160959003003002
To contact the county officials and explain why BSL does not work: http://www.lawrenceburgky.org/Local_Govt.html
  3b. They have decided against a BSL. Changes will be made to existing “vicious dog” ordinance. (6/02/09)

Louisiana:        Legislature Adjourns June 25, 2009.
  1. Louisiana State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.la.us/
  2. HB 39: Authorizes the use of laser scopes by certain hunters. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/06/09: Senate: Natural Re-
sources.
  3. HB 90: Amends the crime of cruelty to animals. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ Increases penalties, fines, etc. 5/28/09: Se-
nate: Pending Senate Introduction.
  4. HB 155: Amends the definition of negligent injuring and negligent homicide to include attacks by dogs or other animals.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/28/09: House: Pending House Final Passage.
  5. HB 172: Provides relative to turkey seasons. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/06/09: Senate: Natural Resources.
  6. HB 203: Revises provisions relative to animal control officers. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/21/09: Senate: Pending Se-
nate Final Passage.
  7. HB 231: Authorizes the use of crossbows for taking turkeys. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/20/09: Senate: Pending Se-
nate Final Passage.
  8. HB 541: Public Access for Guide Dogs in Training. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/05/09: Senate: Commerce. Consumer
Protection, & International Affairs.
  9. SB 31: Provides with respect to the penalty for the unnecessary unjustified causing of physical pain, suffering or death of an
animal. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/20/09: House: Criminal Justice
  10. SB 52: Establishes Annual Second Amendment Weekend Holiday to exempt from state and local sales tax each year consum-
er purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies from the first consecutive Friday through Sunday of September each year.
(gov sig). http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/26/09: House: Ways and Means Committee.
  11. SB 115: Prohibits human-animal hybrids. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/20/09: House: Criminal Justice Committee.
  12. SB 126: Provides relative to transportation and release of animals and prohibits importation or release of feral hogs.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/07/09: Senate: Hearing Held. Natural Resources.
  13. SB 231: Provides relative to quarter horse racing. http://www.legis.state.la.us/ 5/28/09: Senate: Pending Senate Final
Passage.
  14. West Baton Rouge Parish: BSL! http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/suburban/43603912.html To contact officials and ex-
plain why BSL does not work: http://www.wbrcouncil.org/catsubcat/CatSubCatDisplay.asp?p1=35&p2=Y&p7=0&p8=565&p9=CSC1
  15. Lake Charles: Tightens Animal Control Law. http://www.kplctv.com/global/story.asp?s=10418965

Maine: Legislature Will Adjourn June 17, 2009.
  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. HP 4 (LD 9): Prohibit the Force-feeding of Birds (anti foie gras) :
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030048 3/25/09: Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Leg-
islative Files (DEAD)
  4. HP 117 (LD 138) : Placement of Bait to Attract Wild Birds or for Hunting:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030560 5/04/09 Signed By Governor. Public Law. Chapter 70.
  5a. HP 151 (LD 186): Possession of Animal Fighting Paraphernalia:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030613 5/26/09: House: Places in Legislative Dead Files.

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5b. NAIA ALERT!     http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13212066&type=ST&show_alert=1 (It could be used to outlaw many
commonly accepted devices like treadmills, harnesses, training collars, tugging toys and supplements utilized in legitimate dog sports
and activities.)
  6a. HP 362 (LD 517): Authorize the Employment of Animal Control Officers by Animal Shelters
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031124 5/20/09 Signed by Governor. Public Law. Chapter
77.
  6b. This is what could transpire if such a law is passed. http://bluedogstate.blogspot.com/2008/05/armed-volunteers-w-eapons-
mace-and-body.html
  7. HP 398 (LD 560): Act To Ban the Hunting of Animals in Enclosed Areas.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031248 4/02/09: Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Leg-
islative Files (DEAD)
  8. HP 728 (LD 1053): Ensure Humane Dog and Cat Breeding in the State.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031924 3/31/09: Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Leg-
islative Files (DEAD)
  9a. HP 666 (LD 964): Pertaining to the Breeding and Selling of Dogs and Cats. (pet lemon law)
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031764 3/12/09 - Report READ and ACCEPTED in concurrence.
On motion by Senator Nutting of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
in concurrence. WORK Session is MAY 26, 2009.
  9b. Sporting Dog Alliance Blasts Breeder Bill. http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/103720.html
  10. HP 758 (LD 1103): An Act to Amend the Animal Welfare Laws.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280032029 3/25/09: Under suspension of the Rules On motion
by Senator Nutting of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and
ordered printed, in concurrence.
  11. HP 860 (LD 988): Act to Increase Penalty for Keeping A Dangerous Dog that Harms A Domesticated Animal.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031793 4/15/09: Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legis-
lative Files (DEAD)
  12. SP 57 (LD 171): Extend the Season for Training Hunting Dogs.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030587 5/04/09 Signed By Governor. Public Law. Chapter 76.
  13a. SP 73 (LD 223): An Act To Ensure That the Money Received from the Surcharge on Registration of Pet Food Is Used for the
Sterilization of Animals. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030661 5/18/09 - Signed by Governor
(Emergency Measure) Public Law. Chapter 48.
  13b. Maine Takes Great Pride in Taking Care of its Pets. http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/pettalk/2009-05-26-maine-
pets_N.htm This, plus the pet food tax increase will insure pet owners pay for the privilege of owning pets.
  14. SP 156 (LD 412): Creation of an Animal Welfare Trailer License Plate:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030950 3/31/09: Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Leg-
islative Files (DEAD)
  15. SP 161 (LD 458): Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Recommendations
for Licensing Equine Boarding Facilities. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031000 5/12/09:
Signed by Governor. Resolve Chapter 36.
  16. SP 327 (LD 829): Act To Allow Licensed Kennel Owners To Vaccinate Their Own Dogs.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031570 5/08/09: Signed by Governor. Public Law. Chapter
107.
  17a. SP 385 (LD 1021): An Act To Prohibit Cruel Confinement of Calves Raised for Veal and Sows during Gestation.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031936 5/08/09: Signed by Governor. Public Law. Chapter
127.
  17b. Baldacci Signs Bill To Ban Immobilizing Animal Cages.
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineHeadlineNews/tabid/968/ctl/ViewItem/mid/2905/ItemId/10507/Default.aspx AND
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail.html?sub_id=106327 (this one was published by the Maine director of HSUS)
  18. Maine Hunting Dog Owners: http://mainehdo.blogspot.com/
  19. Horse Power: Maine’s Multimillion Dollar Economic Engine. http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/106464.html

Maryland: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die 4/13/09. No Report for this week. (6/02/09)
 1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
 2. Maryland Dog Federation: http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/
 3. Hyattsville: Dog Park Planned. http://sprig5.livejournal.com/180723.html



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Massachusetts:
   1. Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners : http://www.massfeddogs.org/ AND
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Positions.html This is for 2009 & will be a work in progress all legislative session.
   2a. Legislative Tracking form: http://www.mass.gov/legis/ltsform.htm ***Massachusetts is developing a new system to deliver bill
histories and it is not complete.*** (6/02/09)
   2b. General Court of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/
   3. HB 400: Relative to the Sale of Anti-freeze. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm MassFed Supports.
   4a. HB 1977: Relative to At Risk Dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   4b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1977%20(Hill).pdf
   5. HB 3943: Providing for a Tax on Sale of Non-Food Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
5/06/09: HEARING Held: House: Joint Committee on Revenue. MassFed OPPOSES.
   6. HB 3016: Relative to the Annual Observance of Greyhound Adoption Month.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm      MassFed Supports. 5/14/09: Hearing Postponed.
   7a. HD 166 (HB 3009): Act designating the elephant as the official mammal of the commonwealth.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm 5/14/09: Hearing Postponed. Joint Committee on State Administra-
tion and Regulatory Oversight.
   7b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB3009%20(Miceli).pdf
   8. HD 253 (HB 747): Relative to the Control of Coyotes. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Com-
mittee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   9. HD 533 (HB 192): Requiring pet shop owners to provide basic pet care information to consumers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
MassFed Supports.
  10. HD 586 (HB 1391) : Relative to protective orders. (Think this is protection of home animals, too, but am not sure at this time.)
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  11a. HD 653(HB 344): Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs & Cats.
http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/ActProhibitingDevocalization.pdf Joint Committee on the Judiciary
  11b. MASSFED OPPOSES! http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20HD653%20(Harkins).pdf
  11c. Debarking: AN ALL out ATTACK by the AR to end this practice and end your right to have this procedure performed on your
dogs: http://www.wickedlocal.com/chatham/homepage/x1363805718/Dog-proposal-gets-Beacon-Hill-s-attention
  11d. This is the misinformation the AR side is espousing about Debarking: http://www.worcester-arl.org/devoc.html ;
http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31661.html ; http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31596.html ;
http://mspca.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=aboutus_State_Belief_Devocalize_Animals
   12. HD 754 (HB 2008): Protect the Public from Condemned Vicious Dogs.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm MassFed OPPOSES.
   13. HD 932 (HB 1303): Act to prevent animal cruelty. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Commit-
tee on the Judiciary
   14. HD 947 (HB 736): Act safeguarding our natural resources. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   15a. HD 962 (HB 1401) : Act relative to dog training areas in the Commonwealth.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm (same as SD243/SB1578) Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   15b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1578%20&%20HB1401.pdf
   16. HD 1062 (HB 2015): Relative to Vicious Dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   17a. HD 1063 (HB 913) : Act concerning the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to dogs harbored upon the
insured property. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   17b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB913%20(Gobi).pdf
   18. HD 1118 (HB 1969): Require Posting of Security for the Seizure And Impoundment of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm MassFed OPPOSES.
   19. HD 1152 (HB 3477): Act to protect farm viability. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Commit-
tee on Public Health
  20. HD 1353 (HB 1286): Act relative to the penalty for killing maiming or poisoning of animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   21. HD 1393 (HB 3442) : Act enhance the management of problem wildlife.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   22. HD 1432 (HB 3589): Act To Provide For The Safe Care And Treatment Of Animals.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   23. HD 1479 (HB 3634): Act Regulating Livery Vehicles. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on Transportation

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   24. HD 1508 (HB 1968): Act relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
MassFed OPPOSES.
   25. HD 1553 (HB 1499): Act to Include Animals in Abuse Prevention Orders.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   26. HD 1559 (HB 1506): Act relative to the regulation of livery drivers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   27a. HD 1629 (HB 1309): An Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   27b. MassFed OPPOSES. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1309%20(Callahan).pdf
   28a. HD 1846 (HB 3016) : Act relative to the annual observance of greyhound adoption month.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
   28b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB3016%20(Reinstein).pdf
   29. HD 1850: Act relative to the greyhound adoption trust fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   30a. HD 2423 (HB 400): Act relative to the sale of antifreeze. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint
Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
   30b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB400%20(Welch).pdf
   31. HD 2526 (HB 2630): Act relative to the retirement rights of animal control officers.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Public Service
   32. HD 2599 (HB 2015): Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Commit-
tee on Municipalities and Regional Government
    33. HD 2655: Providing for Improvements to the Thoroughbred Racing Industry in the Commonwealth and the Regulation Thereof.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
    34a. HD 2679 (HB 3704): Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   34b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB3704%20(Khan).pdf
   35. HD 2710: Act relative to at risk dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Muni-
cipalities and Regional Government
   36. HD 2782 (HB 3703): Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   37. HD 3006 (HB 1975): Act relative to the spaying and neutering of cats.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm     Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
MassFed OPPOSES.
   38. HD 3253 (HB 1250) : Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   39a. HD 3393 (HB 1997): Act relative to animals. BSL! http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Com-
mittee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   39b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20HB1997%20(Pedone).pdf
   40. HD 3465: Act relative to the sale of dogfighting paraphernalia. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   41. HD 3473 (HB 1467): Act Relative to trusts for the care of animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   42. HD 3511 (HB 723): Act relative to deer hunting. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm Joint Commit-
tee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   43. HD 4070: Relative to the tax on sales of certain animals kept for pets, working stock breeding or other purposes.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
   44. HD 4209 (HB 3883) Legislation to repeal the law relative to the use of leghold traps for capturing furbearing animals. (Act Rela-
tive to Beavers) http://www.mass.gov/legis/HouseDocketBillCommitteeList.htm
  45. SB 186: Licensing & Regulation of Pet Groomers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm MassFed
OPPOSES. 5/19/09: HEARING Held: 10am. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
   46a. SB 763: Act Relative to the Establishment of a Dangerous Dog Registry.
   46b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB763%20(Buoniconti).pdf
   47a. SB 1550: Act Relative to the Wrongful Injury or Death of Animal Companions.
   47b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1550%20&%20SB1689.pdf
   48a. SB 1689: Act Relative to the Wrongful Injury or Death of Animal Companions.
   48b. MassFed Opposes: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1550%20&%20SB1689.pdf
   49. SB 2041: Relative to Greyhound Racing. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm MassFed Support.

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   50. SD 235 (SB 376) Refiled # S 00475: Act relative to farm protection. Anti-NAIS. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm 6/03/09: HEARING: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (JEN) MassFed
Support.
   51. SD 241 (SB 379) Refiled # S 00472: Act amending the equine laws. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   52a. SD 243 (SB 1578) Refiled # S 00806 : Act relative to dog training areas in the commonwealth.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm (Same as HD962/HB1401) Joint Committee on the Judiciary
   53b. MassFed Supports: http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB1578%20&%20HB1401.pdf
   54. SD 375 (SB 392) : Act relative to the feeding of wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint
Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   55. SD 559 (SB 1710): Act to Protect Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on
the Judiciary
   56a. SD 671 (SB 406) Refiled # S 00512 : Act updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
   56b. MassFed Supports. http://www.massfeddogs.org/PositionPapers/MassFed%20SB406%20(Jehlen).pdf
  57. SD 821 (SB 888): Ensure Safe Medication Administration (controlled substances) . http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm 6/30/09: HEARING: Working on an Amendment: Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) MassFed
OPPOSES.
   58. SD 1303 (SB 784) : Act relative to Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government MassFed Supports
   59. SD 1352 (SB 788): Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
MassFed OPPOSES.
   60. SD 1360 (SB 763): Establish A Dangerous Dog Registry. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
MassFed OPPOSES. .
   61a. SD 1448 (SB 774): Act Relative to Puppy Mills. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint Commit-
tee on Municipalities and Regional Government
   61b. MassFed and AKC Opposes. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/MassFed%20SD1448%20(Hedlund).pdf                    This is
the Massachusetts “puppy mill” bill.
   62. SD 1641 (SB 1272) Refiled # 1726: An Act Relative to Greyhound Racing. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee on Revenue
   63. SD 1796 (SB 1594): Act creating animal trusts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm Joint Committee
on the Judiciary
   64. Amherst: Photographer Uses Skills to Save Animals. http://www.masslive.com/metrowest/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-
20/1242630930306820.xml&coll=1 Does NOT believe in “thoroughbred dogs.”
   65. Gloucester: Reported Attack by “pit bull” Leads To Breed Ban Support. http://www.examiner.com/x-3118-Boston-Dog-Laws-
Examiner~y2009m5d21-Gloucester-times-reporting-of-pitbull-attack-leads-to-breedban-support
   66. Senate Rejects Delay of Dog Racing Ban.
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/2009_05_21_Senate_rejects_delay_of_dog_racing_ban/
   67. Rochester: New Kennel License and Dog Laws. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/RochesterWarrant051809.pdf
   68. Weston: Strengthens Dog ByLaws. http://www.wickedlocal.com/weston/news/x1655275124/Town-Meeting-strengthens-dog-
bylaw
   69. Massachusetts Kills Track Slots, Dogs. http://www.gamingtoday.com/industry-news/story.bv?storyid=21560
   70. Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC):       http://www.massanimalcoalition.org/index.htm AND their AR views on the pending
legislation.
   71. MSPCA: http://www.mspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=advo_farmanimals (AR group)

Michigan: Legislative Session has several Recesses throughout the year and Adjourns Sine Die in December 2009.
  1, Michigan State Legislature: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uijb1h45pnkdaw55kllc1v55))/mileg.aspx?page=home
  2. Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs (MAPBD): http://www.mapbd.org/
  3a. HB 4167: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4167&query=on
2/05/09: House: Read & Referred to Committee on Transportation.
  3b. SB 0135: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5aqiedfdlgrmidy3xkjsus45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0135&query=on
5/20/09: House: Transportation Committee.
  4. HB 4263: Methods of Use for Euthanasia; Clarify & Amend.

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http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2009-HB-4263 2/17/09:
Read for the first time & Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
   5. HB 4324: Proof of vaccination upon license application process; modify.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lxdzre452rid5nfn4ntst055))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4324&query=on
5/13/09: Referred to Second Reading.
   6. HB 4465: Animals; other; dog, cat, or ferret temporarily transferred to a person; provide for waiver of good faith deposit.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(hpuylcqrdx3j2l45nc2bma45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4465&query=on
2/25/09: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Agriculture.
   7. HB 4610: Right to ride horses on state owned land.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(q34ww1vzajpy0yn3ngl42ev5))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4610&query=on
5/06/09: H. 2nd Reading. Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources
   8a. HB 4663: License and regulate dealers in and research facilities using dogs and cats for research purposes; and to repeal cer-
tain acts and parts of acts.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(q34ww1vzajpy0yn3ngl42ev5))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4663&query=on
3/19/09: Introduced & Referred to Agriculture Committee.
   8b. MAPBD Opposes this bill: http://mapbd.org/positionpaper2009hb4663.pdf
  9. HB 4665: Animals; other; dog, cat, or ferret temporarily transferred to a person; provide for waiver of good faith deposit.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ao0y3dzaibz4fz55t0c0vp55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-HB-4465&query=on
2/25/09: House: Agriculture.
   10. 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 5/14/09: House: referred to second reading
  11. SB 0316: Dangerous animal; expand definition to include an animal that bites or attacks a domestic animal.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5eirx055hcdswfjrkfrrng45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0316&query=on
3/03/09: Senate Committee on Judiciary.
  12. SB 0483: Participation license for bear and bobcat hunting when using dogs during hunt.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(tnfcil55fsvnltmhxfs44n55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0483&query=on
5/26/09: Senate: Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Recreation Committee Recommended Immediate Effect.
  13. SB 0559: Criminal procedure; sentencing; assessment fee when a police dog is used in the arrest of a convicted individual; pro-
vide for, and earmark for canine unit costs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ao0y3dzaibz4fz55t0c0vp55))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2009-SB-0559&query=on
5/12/09: Senate: Judiciary.
   14. Plainfield: Considers Animal Control Ordinance.
http://www.mlive.com/northeastadvance/index.ssf/2009/03/plainfield_considers_animal_co.html This is concerning since it appears
they want pet limits and severe restrictions on dog barking. To contact the city council and offer helpful suggestions:
http://www.plainfieldchartertwp.org/pctelected.htm
   15. Eastpointe: BSL Fight!
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090424/METRO/904240379/1409/METRO/+Get+rid+of++pit+bulls++family+says AND
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090506/METRO03/905060444/1361/Eastpointe-da To contact the city officials and explain why
BSLs do not work: http://www.cityofeastpointe.net/council.htm
   16. Orion Township: BSL being considered. To contact the commissioners and explain why BSL does not work and offer alterna-
tives: http://www.orion.lib.mi.us/township/rep.html
   17. Warren: Possible BSL. http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2009/05/22/news/srv0000005396706.txt To contact the city
council and explain why BSLs do not work and offer alternatives:
http://www.cityofwarren.org/default.asp?area_2=citycouncil/home.dat&area_5=home/right.dat&area_7=nav/gov.dat&objectid=C345110
0&ml_index=6&NC=7359X

 Minnesota: Legislative Session Adjourned 5/09.
  1. Minnesota Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (also known as Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs): http://www.minncdc.org/
  2. Minnesota State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
  3a. HF 0115: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database re-
quired. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0115&ssn=0&y=2009
2/10/09: Referred by Chair to Crime Victims. Criminal Records Division.
  3b. SF 0309: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database re-
quired. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0309&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86
1/29/09: Referred to Agriculture & Veterans Committee.
  4. HF 0140: Certain pet sales exempted from sales taxes.

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https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0140&ssn=0&y=2009 1/15/09:
Referred to Committee on Taxes.
  5a. HF 0253: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0253&ssn=0&y=2009 3/25/09:
Committee report, to pass as amended and refer to Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
  5b. SF 0007: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0007&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 3/24/09:
Tabled. For now.
  5c. AKC Alert on These Two Bills: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3713
  6a. HF 0297: Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF297&ssn=0&y=2009 3/03/09:
Division action, to pass as amended and return to State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elec-
tions.
  6b. SF 0783: Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0783&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/18/09:
Referral from Committee on Finance.
  7a. HF 0436: Deer hunting season extended.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0436&ssn=0&y=2009 2/03/09:
Referred by Chair to Game, Fish & Forestry Division.
  7b. SF 1156: Deer hunting season extended.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF1156&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 4/0709:
SF1116, Sec. 49
  8a. HF 0573: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act; Dog and cat breeder required permit created.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0573&ssn=0&y=2009 2/10/09:
Referred by Chair to Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division.
  8b. SF 0500: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0500&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/09/09:
Referred to Agriculture & Veterans.
  9. HF 0559: Artificial lights used to locate animals provisions modified.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0559&ssn=0&y=2009 2/05/09:
Referred to Environmental Policy & Oversight.
  10a. HF 0630: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0630&ssn=0&y=2009
3/25/09: House: Motion to recall and re-refer, motion prevailed Taxes Committee.
  10b. SF 0655: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0655&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Referred to Taxes.
  11a. HF 0728: Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0728&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Motion to Recall & Re-refer to Committee Public Safety Policy & Oversight.
  11b. SF 0800: Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0800&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/19/09:
Senate Judiciary Committee.
  12a. HF1121: Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF1121&ssn=0&y=2009         3/05/09:
H.: . Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division
  12b. SF 1152: Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF1152&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 3/05/09:
S.: Referred to Finance.
  13a. HF 1396: Courts authorized to include pets and companion animals in protective orders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF1396&ssn=0&y=2009 3/05/09:
Introduced, 1st Reading & Sent to Judiciary Committee.
  13b. SF 0838: Courts authorized to include pets and companion animals in protective orders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0838&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 3/26/09:
2nd Reading. SF993, Sec. 46-47
  14. SF 0201: Dog and Cat Breeders Act.

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https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0201&ssn=0&y=2009 Referred
to Agriculture and Veterans Committee on 1/22/09.
  15. Buffalo County: Amendments Made to Proposed Animal Ordinance.
http://www.winonadailynews.com/articles/2009/04/12/news/04animals.txt To write the county council and explain why this ordinance is
not in the best interests of its people and the animals: http://www.buffalocounty.com/County%20Board.htm
  16. Stop Importing Animals in Need; Minnesota Has Plenty. http://catpurrson.blogspot.com/2009/05/stop-importing-animals-in-
need-mn-has.html
  17. Ramsey County: Off Leash Dog Park Issues. http://www.startribune.com/local/east/45966772.html

Mississippi: Legislature Ended Sine Die 4/09. (6/02/09)
 1. Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc. http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/legislation
 2. Mississippi State Legislature ( for bills): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/

Missouri: Legislature Session will End on May 15, 2009. Adjournment per Constitution on May 30, 2009.
  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/
  3. HB 420: Changes the laws regarding the impoundment of an animal suspected of being neglected or abused.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb420.htm 05/15/2009 – House: Conservation and Natural Resources.
  4. HB 617: Requires all owners of domesticated dogs and cats to keep them current on their rabies vaccinations.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb617.htm 04/27/09 – House : Rules - Pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) (H)
  5a. HB 889: Changes the laws regarding dog fighting. http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb889.htm
04/28/2009 – HEARING: House Committee: HCS Voted Do Pass MOFED OPPOSES. Here is why: “The HSUS has made dog
fighting their major issue for Missouri this legislative session. Please keep in mind that dog fighting is a felony in Missouri and has been since 1984.
House Bill 889 is a property rights issue pushed by animal rights groups!
      MoFed does not support dog fighting, but House Bill 889 is about much more than dog fighting. Like the similar bills in the Senate we requested
you call about a few weeks ago, HB 889 allows for entry onto properties with or without a search warrant, the confiscation of dogs, and allows for
disposal or euthanasia of those dogs before the person has his day in court to determine if he is guilty or innocent of all charges. As we have seen in
several court cases in other states with similar laws to HB 889, the dog owners have been found innocent of all charges, but by then, it is too late. All
their dogs are dead and they have no recourse.
        Entering property without a search warrant and confiscating a person's animals is unconstitutional, and something we cannot allow in this
state. We MUST NOT allow the HSUS to spread their agenda in Missouri !!
    Please call the committee members listed and ask them to PLEASE VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 889.”
  5b. SB 63: Prohibits Dog Fighting. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=512742
2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled BUT not Heard . S General Laws Committee
  6. HB 1004: Establishes the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act to prohibit cruel large-scale commercial breeding of dogs that is
harmful and unhealthy for the dogs. http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb1004.htm 5/12/09: House: Spe-
cial Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture.
  7. SB 184: Creates penalties for owners of dogs that cause injury and creates an absolute defense against civil liability or prose-
cution for killing or injuring certain threatening dogs
http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552512 2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled BUT not
Heard. S General Laws Committee
  8. SB 186: Creates the Healthy Pet Act. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552514
1/26/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee
  9. SB 227: Modifies Provisions Relating to Wild and Dangerous Animals and Registration of them.
http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=597907 2/10/2009 - Hearing Completed. S General
Laws Committee
  10. HCR 4: Encourages dog training programs and kennel clubs to provide training and education for community pet owners that
result in dogs being "Canine Good Citizens" http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/bills/hcr4.htm 5/07/2009 –Senate: Re-
port Do Pass
  11. Troy: BSL! At the city board meeting this week, officials in Troy, Missouri authorized the city attorney to make changes in the
current dog ordinance which will lead to the banning of pit bulls and "pit bull breeds" from the city. The action is in response to citizen
complaints of pit bulls running at-large. The changes would give a 60-day period in which owners of pit bulls in Troy must register their
dogs. The dogs must also be microchipped and litters must be moved out of the city by eight weeks of age. To contact the city officials
and offer alternatives to a BSL: http://www.cityoftroymissouri.com/elected_officials.html and the city contact form:
http://www.cityoftroymissouri.com/contact_us.html



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Montana: Legislature Session Adjourned Sine Die 4/28/09.
 1. Montana State Legislature: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
  2. Billings: Canine Custody Hearing Cancelled : http://billingsgazette.net/articles/2009/03/02/news/local/28-kapsa.txt Found guilty
before a trial & the county wants board and keep. And wants her to pay for dogs impregnated while in their custody.
http://www.montanasnews.tv/articles.php?mode=view&id=14110
  3. Bozeman: City May Tighten Leash on Irresponsible Dog Owners.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2009/04/10/news/10dogowners.txt
  4a. Yellowstone County: Results of “Raids” on kennels. http://www.montanasnews.tv/articles.php?mode=view&id=14525
 4b. Linda Kapsa refuses to roll over & play dead: preparing to turn tables on Yellowstone Cty Atty's Ofc.
http://www.montanasnews.tv/articles.php?mode=view&id=14602

Nebraska: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 05/29/09.
  1. Nebraska State Legislature: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/
  2a. LB 71: Require Animal Care Professionals to Report Suspected Animal Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment to Appropriate In-
vestigation Agency: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6360 5/29/09: Indefinitely postponed.
  3. LB 83: To provide for the Care and Protection of Domestic Animals Under the Order of Protections for Humans in the Home:
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6378 2/20/09: Failed to advance to Enrollment and Review
Initial.
  4a. LB 241: Act Relating to Dog and Cat Breeders. Licensing, Breeding, Inspections, etc. : Dog and Cat Purchase Protection
Act http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6354 5/29/09: Approved by Governor.
  5. LB 252: Illegal to Possess Animal Fighting Paraphernalia and Penalties.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6849 2/11/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  6. LB 347: Dogs Are Considered Personal Property & Owners shall be Responsible for Their Dogs’ Actions.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6457 5/26/09: Approved by Governor.
  7. LB 409: Act Relating to Offenses Against Arson Dogs .
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6150 2/11/09: Hearing was Scheduled. No further info.
  8. LB 463: Animal Therapist, Requirements, Licensing, etc.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6686 5/18/09: Sent to Governor.
  9. LB 494: Dangerous Dogs. http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6590 5/26/09: Approved by
Governor.
  10. LB 588: Adopt the Dog and Cat Purchase Protection Act: (basically a Puppy Lemon Law):
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6938 5/29/09: Indefinitely Postponed.
  11. LB 677: Change the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6957 2/20/09: Indefinitely postponed.
  12. AR Group: Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) Has Hit Nebraska: http://www.dogsdeservebetterne.org/ To them, if a dog is tethered
or penned, the dog is neglected and/or abused.
  13. HSUS in Nebraska: http://agwired.com/2009/04/23/hsus-is-in-nebraska/
  14. McCook: More Bite for Animal Control. http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1540967.html

Nevada:      Legislative Session will end on or before June 01, 2009.
   1. Nevada Animal Owners and Sportsmen - Voting Alliance. http://www.naos-va.com/
  2. Nevada Legislature: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/
  3. AB 15: Revises provisions governing notice of sterilization requirements for dogs and cats.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=43 5/23/009: Enrolled & Delivered to the Governor.
  4. AB 77: Revises provisions governing the unlawful killing or possession of wildlife.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=176 4/11/009: Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no fur-
ther action allowed.
  5a. AB 199: Prohibiting a person from possessing an animal with the intent to use the animal in a fight with another animal or to
engage in certain other prohibited acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?billname=AB199 5/22/09: Enrolled & Delivered to the Governor.
  5b. SB 133: Prohibiting a person from possessing an animal with the intent to use the animal in a fight with another animal or to
engage in certain other prohibited acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=340        4/11/009: Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no fur-
ther action allowed.
  6. SB 57: Makes various changes relating to veterinary medicine. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=118
4/17/009: Exemption Effective.
  7a. SB 132: Anti-Tethering, Anti-Penning, & Combines with Emergency Evacuation Plan for Animals.

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http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=339 5/26/09: Signed by Governor. Chapter 199.
  8a. SB 241: Requires the Licensing of Cat and Dog Breeders by the State Department of Agriculture. Anti-Breeder Bill.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=656 4/11/09: Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no fur-
ther action allowed
  9. South Lake Tahoe: Considers Ban on Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29719668/
  10. Washoe County: Breeding Limits on Dogs and Cats. First Hearing was April 14th.
http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/comdev_files/licensing_info/bl_ord_changes/bis_ch25_breeding_mar2009.pdf To contact the county
commissioners and oppose this plan: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/bcc
  11. Reno: Animal Liberation Front Delivers 4 Incendiary Devices to Nevada Primate Supplier.
http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/press_releases/2009/pr_09_05_26_srinevada.htm
  12. Pahrump: Champion Poodle Breeder Given Conditional Use Permit. http://www.zimbio.com/pilot?ID=XcQX0GOtU-
b&ZURL=%2FMary%2BWilson%2Fnews%2FXcQX0GOtU-
b%2FChampion%2Bpoodle%2Bbreeder%2Bgiven%2Bconditional&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pahrumpvalleytimes.com%2F2009%2
FMay-22-Fri-2009%2Fnews%2F28898342.html             “Agreed the dogs wouldn't be allowed outside from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.”

New Hampshire: Legislative Session Ends June 25, 2009.
  1. Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) : Point of Contact: Elin Phinizy black.north@gmail.com or the
DOGS Website: http://nh-animal-law.blogspot.com/
  2a. New Hampshire Legislative/Bill Status Update: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/
  2c. New Hampshire General Court: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
  3. HB 34: Act Relative to Rules of the Road. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0034.html ** Any person oper-
ates a motor vehicle while holding a live animal upon his or her lap shall be guilty of a violation.** 5/20/09: Senate: Passed by Third
Reading Resolution.
  4. HB 59: Act requiring employers of employees with service dogs to place signs prohibiting animals other than service dogs.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0059.html 2/12/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  5. HB 0148: Relating to the Sale and Vaccination of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0148.html
DOGS Concerns: This bill raises questions about how a certificate can be evidence of a transfer if obtained prior to sale. In addition, it is unclear
whether the bill applies to foster care.
Bill Status: During the public hearing, the State Vet clarified that the bill does not apply to those that are not transferring dogs or cats as a business
(such as animal rescue or breeding your own pet). He also is willing to modify the health certificate to provide a place to signify that the transfer has
occurred) 5/20/09: House Enrolled. 5/27/09: Senate Enrolled.
  6. HB 0220: An Act Relative to the Forfeiture of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0220.html This is
ignoring the right to be innocent until proven guilty. DOGS OPPOSES. . 3/24/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  7. HB 0247: Act relative to the assistance of the state veterinarian with the investigation and enforcement of animal abuse laws.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0247.html Bill Status: At the public hearing on 1/29, the State Vet explained that his
office is not equipped to be the first responder for cruelty complaints. The local law enforcement (including the state police and county sheriff) are
better equipped. The State Vet will still retain authority to participate in an investigation. The committee's subcommittee is developing an amendment
that will clarify the role of the State Vet in all animal cruelty investigations. DOGS supports the work of the subcommittee to amend the bill.
5/20/09: Senate: Passed by Third Reading Resolution.
  8. HB 0278: Relative to the Penalty for Mistreating Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0278.html
3/24/09: Inexpedient to Legislate. .
  9. HB 0337: Act permitting the issue of temporary licenses for certain sellers of animals.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0337.html DOGS OPPOSES. 3/04/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  10. HB 345: Allowing Physical Therapists to Practice on Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0345.html
Bill Status: At the public hearing on 2/5, concerns were raised by the naturopathic practitioners who thought it would ban them from practicing. The
bill is pending before the House Environment and Agriculture Committee.
DOGS Concerns: After consulting with animal physical therapists that our members use, DOGS understands that the bill resolves a medical liability
problem for both parties, will encourage Vet's to refer to PT's and is good consumer protection. Those who are not licensed PT's certified to work on
animals can still practice but cannot refer to themselves as "physical therapists". 5/13/09: Senate: Passed by Third Reading Resolution
  11. HB 0427: Act Relative to Equine Licenses. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0427.html (carriage horse bill)
1/27/09: WITHDRAWN. Inexpedient to Legislate .
  12. HB 431: Requiring certain engine coolants and antifreeze to include an aversive agent so that they are rendered unpalatable.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1 2/26/09: House: Retained in Committee.
  13. HB 630: Relative to Live Greyhound Racing in NH. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1 2/26/09:
House: Retained in Committee.
  14. HB 0653: Relating to Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0653.html 2/19/09: Inexpedient
to Legislate.

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  15. SB 0013: An act declaring the Chinook the state dog of New Hampshire.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0013.html 5/13/09: Enrolled in Senate & House.
  16. SB 19: A relative to government immunity from lawsuits for municipal dog parks.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0019.html 5/13/09: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for
May 20 / Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass;
 17a. SB 132: Establishing a commission to develop implementation plans for merging state agencies and programs to enhance
efficiency and lower costs.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=1006&sy=2009&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2009&txtbillnumber=hb34,
hb59,hb148,hb220,hb247,hb278,hb337,hb345,hb427,hb653,sb13,sb19,sb137,sb140,sb156,hb630,sb132,sb203,hb431&q=1 DOGS
Concerns: This change will affect farmers, discourage growing a safe, local food supply, and anyone who is currently regulated by the Agriculture
Department including dog, cat and horse owners will be impacted. Please contact the members of the House Executive Departments and Adminis-
tration Committee and ask them to Oppose SB132. Contact information for members of this committee can be found at:
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H07
Some talking points to include in your request for them to oppose the bill:
• Less than 1% of the N.H. budget is devoted to the Department of Agriculture, but….
• NH Agriculture generates $935 million in sales and agricultural based tourism revenues and preserves over half a million acres which benefits NH
wild life, its sportsmen and animal owners.
• If agriculture were considered part of the manufacturing sector, it would be N.H.'s second largest industry.
• The number of farms has increased 24% since 2002 (the highest increase in the nation). Agriculture is a success story and a growing industry
• If this bill passes, New Hampshire could become one of only 3 states without a real Agriculture Department. 5/20/09: Inexpedient to Legis-
late.
  17b. “Purge the Merge” Speak out against this bill.
  17a. SB 0137: Act establishing a special motor vehicle license plate and associated fees to support the New Hampshire companion
animal neutering fund. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0137.html DOGS Concerns: SB 137 had previously been the
bill to create an animal friendly license plate to help fund the state's spay/neuter program. Senator Roberge recognized that the license plate initiative
needed more work and amended the bill on the floor of the senate to delete the license plate initiative. Now, the new SB 137 eliminates Plan A from
the state spay/neuter program thereby providing additional funding for Plan B. Plan A allows the animal shelters to provide a voucher to reduce the
cost of spaying/neutering a dog/cat that is adopted at a shelter. There are no income criteria for being able to qualify for this voucher. SB 137 retains
Plan B that provides dog or cat spay/neutering for a nominal co-pay for persons that participate in certain low-income programs.
The April 16th public hearing on SB 137 was certainly a landmark event in the history of DOGS legislative advocacy. Senator Roberge, Dr. Crawford
(the state veterinarian), Joyce Arivella, Jan Gardner, Jay Phinizy, Peter Marsh and the representative from Bedford Animal Shelter testified in sup-
port of the bill. Nevertheless, some committee members are concerned about the need to reach out to cat owners and those who are not participants
in the state's low-income programs that may need low cost spay/neuter services. 5/06/09: H. Enrolled. 5/13/09: S. Enrolled.
  18. SB 0140: Relative to the Practice of Animal Chiropractic Care. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0140.html
3/06/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  19. SB 0156: Relative to the commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0156.html 5/06/09: H. Ought to Pass with Amendment #1457h
  21. SB 203: Relative to liability protection for railroad operators operating alongside recreational trails.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=1035&sy=2009&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2009&txtbillnumber=hb34,
hb59,hb148,hb220,hb247,hb278,hb337,hb345,hb427,hb653,sb13,sb19,sb137,sb140,sb156,hb630,sb132,sb203,hb431&q=1 DOGS
CONCERNS: Musher’s Alert! 5/27/09: House: Proposed Majority Committee Amendment #1935h / Minority Committee Re-
port: Inexpedient to Legislate; / Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with AM #1935h for June 3.
  22. York: Animal Activists to Protest York’s Wild Kingdom. http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090520-NEWS-905200349
  23. Manchester: City Needs Dog Parks.
http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=For+the+dogs%3a+Cities+need+parks&articleId=4423800d-1045-4f68-b182-
f397822808dc

New Jersey:
 New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs (NJFDC): http://www.njfederationofdogclubs.org/
  1. NJ Bill Tracking: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
  2. Rutgers University: Offering Certificate in Animal, Community and the Law. http://www.ncpp.us/certcourses.php “nice” AR
courses guaranteed to brainwash anyone.
  3. A 449: Permits the rabies inoculation of dogs at pounds or shelters under the direction of certain veterinarians.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A0500/449_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4a. A 820: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/820_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee

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  4b S 1045: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1045_I1.HTM 2/14/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  5a. A 899: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/899_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  5b. S 358: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/358_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  6a. A 902: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEAS-
URE. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/902_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  6b. S 835: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEASURE.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1000/835_I1.HTM 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  7. A 1173: Requires dogs licensed out of state that are brought into NJ to be licensed in NJ within 60 days, and raises penalties for
violations of law requiring licensing of dogs and of kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1173_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  8. A 1381: Establishes notification system for operation of petting zoos and certain animal or agricultural exhibitions; establishes
sanitation requirement for human contact with animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1381_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Intro-
duced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  9. A 1403: Permits court to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1403_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  10. A 1414: Requires public schools to include instruction on humane treatment of animals as part of the Core Curriculum Content
Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1414_I1.HTM 1/8/2008
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
  11. A 1418: Prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs, or hearing assis-
tance dogs harbored on the insured property. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1418_I1.HTM
2/7/2008 Passed by the Assembly (74-2-0)
2/14/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
  12. A 1419: Authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  13a. A 1591: Prohibits certain breeding and sales practices; requires persons selling cats or dogs to provide certain information;
and provides penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1591_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
   13b. NJ Commercial Dog Breeder Will be Anyone Who Sells More Than Dogs, Puppies, Cats, Dogs.
http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/03/nj-commercial-breeder-will-be-anyone.html
  14. A 1593: Prohibits purchase and resale of certain animals for experimentation.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1593_I1.HTM Withdrawn from the Files
  15a. A 1951: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1951_I1.HTM
5/19/2008 Passed by the A5/19/2008 Passed by the Assembly (77-3-0)
5/19/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
  15b. S 1275: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1275_I1.HTM 6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
   16. A 2005: Concerns responsibilities and liabilities of individuals involved in equine animals activities.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2005_I1.HTM 1/28/1/28/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  17a. A 2346: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2346_I1.HTM
2/26/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  17b. S 1590: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1590_S1.HTM
5/22/2008 Passed by the Senate (33-3)
5/22/2008 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18a. A 2417: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General

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and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2417_I1.HTM 3/3/2008 Introduced, Referred to
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18b S 1592: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1592_I1.HTM 4/7/2008 Introduced in the Se-
nate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  18c. A 3960: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp
  19. A 2663: Provides that court shall make order respecting custody of domestic companion animals in divorce upon request.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2663_I1.HTM 5/12/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  20a. A 2983: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2983_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  20b. S 1992: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1992_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  21a. A 3052: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3052_R1.HTM          11/17/2008 Passed by the Assembly (76-2-0)
11/24/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  21b. S 2028: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2028_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  22. A 3335: Requires animal cruelty training for selected assistant county prosecutors and tracking of animal cruelty cases in State
uniform crime reporting system; directs AG to issue prosecutor guidelines for animal cruelty cases.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3335_I1.HTM 10/23/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety
Committee
  23a. A 3539: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3539_I1.HTM
12/15/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
  23b. S 2510: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering) (intro 2009) :
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S3000/2510_I1.HTM 1/26/2009 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee.
  24. A 3552: Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish
and maintain website list of such persons. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3552_I1.HTM 9/15/2008 Introduced, Re-
ferred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
  25. A 3574: Creates Feral Cat Health Commission. (intro 2009): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3574_I1.HTM
1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  26. A 3575: Authorizes creation of local animal health and population control commissions. (intro 2009):
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3575_I1.HTM 1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee.
   27. A 3655: Establishes voluntary gross income tax check-off donation for State low-income and shelter-adoption spay-
ing and neutering programs; establishes veterinarian continuing education credits for certain services to certain cats or dogs
provided free of charge. (intro 2009): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3655_I1.HTM 1/15/2009 Introduced, Re-
ferred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
  28. A 3656: Changes title of animal cruelty investigator to "municipal humane law enforcement officer" and defines them
in statute. (intro 2009) http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 1/15/09: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture
and Natural Resources Committee
 29. A 3803: Prohibit Cruel Restraint and Confinement of Dogs. (intro 2009) http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp
3/05/09 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
 30a. AJR 112: Designates first Saturday in October of each year as "Animal Rescue Day."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 12/18/08: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee
  30b. SJR 47: Designates first Saturday in October of each year as "Animal Rescue Day."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp    5/08/08 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Commit-
tee
  31. S 364: Directs DHSS to adopt regulations prohibiting overcrowding of animals in kennels, pet shops and other retail establish-


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ments; establishes penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/364_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Re-
ferred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  32. S 971: Increases sterilization and animal control programs; establishes dog license surcharge.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Com-
mittee.
  33. S 1434: Concerns NJ Transit's treatment of people with guide or service dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1434_I1.HTM 3/06/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transporta-
tion Committee.
  34. S 1694: Requires all cats and dogs released from shelters and pounds be sterilized with certain exceptions, and establishes
penalty for noncompliance. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1694_I1.HTM 5/05/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Re-
ferred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.
  35. S 1845: Creates crime of threatening the life of certain animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1845_S1.HTM
11/24/2008 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
  36. S 2335: Authorizes hunting of game animals every day of the week during hunting season.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2335_I1.HTM 10/27/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environ-
ment Committee
  37. Piscataway: Ordinance Would Curb Dog Ownership! http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/middlesex/index.ssf?/base/news-
4/1237698912222630.xml&coll=1 Pet Limits! To contact the town council and explain, rationally, why pet limits are not a good idea
and why they do not work: http://www.piscatawaynj.org/township-council
  38. New Jersey Outdoor Alliance. http://www.njoutdooralliance.org/
  39. Cedar Grove: Mayor Lee Hushes Deer Management Foe. http://www.vcgtimes.com/NC/0/512.html
  40. Hazlet: Pest Control Company Charged with Animal Cruelty: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090523/D98BPDTO0.html
This is the ridiculous and AR mentality can be blamed.
  41. Princeton: Human Yelps Table Dog Fine Revisions.
http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2009/05/25/topstory/doc4a15d56652b4f098153274.txt
  42. Animal Replacements Innovate Scientific Experimentation ( ARISE ): http://www.askuswhy.com/main.html Another way to try to
bring an end to using animals in experiments.

New Mexico: Legislature Has Adjourned Sine Die.
  1. Silver City: Animal Control Laws Postponed. http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_12426431?source=most_viewed
  2. Tent Rocks Monument: Dog Attack Leads to Temporary Ban on Dogs. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-
search/we/Archives?p_action=doc&p_docid=1285778CA6D75818&p_docnum=52
  3. NM Auditor Probing AG Gary King’s Animal Cruelty Task Force. http://newmexicoindependent.com/28164/auditor-balderas-
probing-ag-king%E2%80%99s-animal-cruelty-task-force

New York: .
  1a. Dog Federation of New York: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
  1b Responsible Dog Owners of New York: Point of Contact: Ann Lettis lettis@webtv.net
   2a. New York Bill Search/Status: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/
   2b. New York State Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/
   3a. New York City: AR groups are Targeting Carriage Horses. Want to outlaw the Practice.
   3b. The Group Spearheading the effort to end carriage horses: http://www.banhdc.org/
   3c. This is still a BIG issue & the AR groups are STILL Fighting to End this practice. They continue to email the NYC politicos and
hand out incorrect info about carriages and the horses.
   4. A 00188: Allows persons 62 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction
of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does
not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00188         01/07/2009 referred to housing
   5. A 00239: Provides for an increase in criminal penalties for acts of cruelty to animals making cruelty a class A misdemeanor or
an E felony based on level of intent; and aggravated cruelty a class D felony. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00239
01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   6a. A 00255: Requires the micro-chipping of all dogs, excluding temporarily kept dogs; creates a state registry to maintain the iden-
tification and contact information on all micro-chipped dogs; provides that such registry shall be made available to veterinarians, shel-
ters and kennels for the purposes of identification. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00255 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
  6b. S 2211: Mandatory Microchipping of ALL Dogs & Cats. Creates a State Registry For ALL Chips.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02211 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
   7. A 00406: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; relates to the better protection of lost and strayed animals and to

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securing the rights of owners thereof; relates to licensing of dogs in certain cities; establishes an animal population control fund.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00406 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
  8a. A 00427: Relates to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane
treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals,
school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00427 01/07/2009 referred
to education
   8b. S 3177: Relates to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane
treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals,
school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S3177 3/12/09: Referred
to Education.
  9a. A 00592: Creates Crime of “Animal Hoarding”: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=592 1/07/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  9b. AHA is asking people to Support this bill:
https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=689&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr010=
hpfrjs60h2.app17a
  10. A 00600: Allows the release of any dog or cat to another pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly
incorporated humane society, or duly incorporated animal protective association for the sole purpose of placing such dog or cat in an
adoptive home, when such action is reasonably believed to improve the opportunity for adoption.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00600 5/26/09: A.: reported referred to codes
  11a. A 00815: Regulates hunting and trapping of elk or moose in the same manner as deer hunting and trapping are currently regu-
lated; takes effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=815 01/07/09 referred to environmental conservation.
  11b. S 2239: Regulates hunting and trapping of elk or moose in the same manner as deer hunting and trapping are currently regu-
lated; takes effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S2239 2/13/09: Referred to Environmental Conservation.
  12a. A 00825: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be
under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00825 01/07/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   12b. S 00082: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be
under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00082 01/07/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
   13. A 00991: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; authorizes other entities to issue licenses; increases license fees.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00991 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
  14. A 00992: Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00992 01/07/2009 referred to ways and means
  15. A 00999: Provides for humane destruction or disposition of certain animals; euthanasia of animals shall be accomplished by an
injection of sodium pentobarbital administered by a technician while the animal is heavily sedated or in the case of an emergency, a
gunshot is permissible in the case where an animal that is posing an imminent threat of serious physical injury; provides that chambers
used to induce hypoxia by means of lethal gas shall be dismantled, rendered inoperable and beyond repair, and removed from the
premises. END Gas Chambers. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00999 5/26/09: A.: reported referred to codes.
  16. A 01089: Relates to attacks on service dogs; provides for a penalty of $1000 for the attack on a service dog or user of such
service dog, a fine of $2000 for an attack on both dog and user; also provides that if the attacking dog has previously been found to be
a dangerous dog, then such fines shall be $2000 and $4000 respectively, and such may also be punishable with 90 days imprison-
ment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01089 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
  17. A 01377: Relates to the definition of pet dealer; in addition to the sale, includes the offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit to the public or to any broker, wholesaler, medical facility or pet dealer; requires pet dealers who offer animals for
sale to the public, brokers, wholesalers and medical facilities to be licensed. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01377 01/07/2009
referred to agriculture
  18a. A 01540: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01540 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   18b. S 2219: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02219 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  19a. A 1699: Prohibits the transportation of an animal in any open area of a motor vehicle which is intended for any load unless
such area is fully enclosed or the animal is in a cage or container, or restrained so it's unable to leave or be thrown from the vehicle;
imposes fines for the violation of the provisions thereof. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=1699 1/09/09: A. Referred to Trans-
portation.
   19b. S 2914: Prohibits the transportation of an animal in any open area of a motor vehicle which is intended for any load unless
such area is fully enclosed or the animal is in a cage or container, or restrained so it's unable to leave or be thrown from the vehicle;

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imposes fines for the violation of the provisions thereof. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S2914 3/05/09: S: Transportation.
   20. A 02105: Bans dangerous dogs from dwellings where children under 12 years reside; provides penalties including fines/jail
time for multiple violations within 5 years. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02105 01/15/2009 referred to agriculture
   21a. A 02564: Provides that no person 62 years of age or older shall be denied occupancy in multiple dwellings, nor shall such
tenant be evicted from a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she owns or keeps a common household pet or pets, the har-
boring of which is not prohibited by the multiple dwelling law or other applicable law, unless the pet causes damage to the subject pre-
mises, creates a nuisance or interferes substantially with the health, safety or welfare of other tenants or occupants of the same or ad-
jacent building or structure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02564 01/20/2009 referred to housing
   21b. S 3179: Provides that no person 62 years of age or older shall be denied occupancy in multiple dwellings, nor shall such te-
nant be evicted from a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she owns or keeps a common household pet or pets, the harbor-
ing of which is not prohibited by the multiple dwelling law or other applicable law, unless the pet causes damage to the subject premis-
es, creates a nuisance or interferes substantially with the health, safety or welfare of other tenants or occupants of the same or adja-
cent building or structure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s3179 3/12/09: Referred to Judiciary.
   22. A 02671: Excludes dogs, cats and any other domesticated animals from the definition of "wildlife"; defines the term feral dog or
cat. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02671 01/21/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   23. A 02768: Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made
when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has
also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also
file a report of suspected animal abuse or maltreatment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02768 01/21/2009 referred to social
services
   24. A 03022: Provides for a prohibition on trapping animals for sport. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03022 02/06/2009
enacting clause stricken
   25a. A 03168: Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organiza-
tions caring for such animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03168 02/24/2009 referred to codes.
  25b. S 3155: Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations
caring for such animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s3155 3/12/09: Referred to Agriculture
   26. A 03241: Makes various provisions relating to cruelty of animals; requires person adopting a dog or cat to receive a packet of
information on care and treatment of such animal which shall be provided by the pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal protection association; imposes additional penalties for animal
abuse and cruelty to animals; requires those who are required to report child abuse to report animal abuse.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03241 01/23/2009 referred to agriculture
   27a. A 3467: Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or
activities and experimental studies. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03467 01/27/2009 referred to education
  27b. S 3751: Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or
activities and experimental studies. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s3751 3/31/09: Referred to Education.
    28. A 3567: Requires operators of petting zoos to maintain hand washing or hand cleansing facilities for persons attending such
petting zoos; prohibits the sale of prepared foods within fifty feet of the petting zoo area; and requires other public establishments fea-
turing animals that patrons may reasonably come in contact with to provide hand washing or hand cleansing facilities.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03576 01/27/2009 referred to health
   29a. A 3736: Ban on Horse Slaughter. Prohibits any person from slaughtering a horse where such person knows or has reason
to know that such horse will be used for human consumption; and prohibits any person from selling, bartering, giving away, purchasing,
possessing, transporting, delivering or receiving horseflesh where such person knows or should know that such horseflesh is intended
for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=3736 1/28/09: Referred to Agri-
culture.
   29b. S 3178: Ban on Horse Slaughter. Prohibits any person from slaughtering a horse where such person knows or has reason
to know that such horse will be used for human consumption; and prohibits any person from selling, bartering, giving away, purchasing,
possessing, transporting, delivering or receiving horseflesh where such person knows or should know that such horseflesh is intended
for human consumption; and provides penalties for violation. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S3178 3/12/09: Referred to Con-
sumer Protection.
   30. A 3765: Authorizes the district attorney bringing animal abuse charges to petition for the posting of security for the care of the
abused animal on behalf of the impounding organization; authorizes all such petitions to be filed at or after the arraignment on animal
abuse charges. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A3765 3/09/09: Senate: Referred to Agriculture.
  31a. A 4018: Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate
or personal income tax return. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=4018 2/24/09: A. Referred to Ways & Means.
   31b. S 364: Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate
or personal income tax return. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s364 6/02/09: HEARING. 1/07/09: A. Referred to Agricul-
ture.

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   32. A 4318: Creates the rescued animals spray and neuter fund; authorizes the department of taxation and finance to place a
check-off box on income tax returns for taxpayers to contribute money to the fund. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04318
02/03/20 09 referred to ways and means
   33. A 4461: Prohibits the possession of bushmeat and imposes civil penalties therefore. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=4461
02/04/09: Referred to environmental conservation
   34a. A 5507: Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by animal facilities under inhumane conditions; regulates the operation of com-
mercial kennels used for breeding dogs. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05507 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
   34b. AKC Has Issued an Alert for this bill (Would Classify more Residents as Pet Dealers.) :
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3758
   34c. NAIA CapWiz: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13005141&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]
   35a. A 5512: Downed Animals. Prohibits any person from transporting, holding, buying, selling, giving, receiving or marketing a
nonambulatory animal unless such animal is first humanely euthanized without undue delay from the time that such animal becomes
nonambulatory; makes certain exceptions; provides violation provisions; and defines relevant terms.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=5512 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
    35b. S 00751: Downed Animals. Prohibits any person from transporting, holding, buying, selling, giving, receiving or marketing
a nonambulatory animal unless such animal is first humanely euthanized without undue delay from the time that such animal becomes
nonambulatory; makes certain exceptions; provides violation provisions; and defines relevant terms.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S751 1/15/09: Referred to Agriculture.
   36. A 6077: Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions of the agriculture and markets law.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=6077 05/26/09: A. Reported Referred to Codes.
   37a. A 6158: Creates an animal population control fund to fund the animal population control program which reduces the popula-
tion of unwanted stray dogs and cats; encourages neutering of animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=6158 05/26/09: A.
Reported Referred to Codes.
   37b. S 4278: Creates an animal population control fund to fund the animal population control program which reduces the popula-
tion of unwanted stray dogs and cats; encourages neutering of animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04278 4/21/09: Re-
ferred to Agriculture.
    38a. A 6287: Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=6287
6/02/09: HEARING. 4/28/09: A: Reported referred to codes
  38b. S 3926: Increases certain penalties for violating the prohibition of animal fighting. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s3926
4/06/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  39a. A 6788: Prohibits the taking of non-native big game mammals in a fenced or other area from which there is no means for such
mammal to escape. (AR call this “canned hunts.”) http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=6788 3/12/09: Referred to Environmental
Conservation.
   39b. S 3223: Prohibits the taking of non-native big game mammals in a fenced or other area from which there is no means for
such mammal to escape. (AR call this “canned hunts.”) http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S3223 3/12/09: Referred to Envi-
ronmental Conservation.
   40a. A 7218: No Tail Docking: Prohibits the docking of dog tails for reasons other than to protect the life or health of the dog as
deemed necessary by a duly licensed veterinarian; does not apply to dogs that have been certified as tail docked prior to August 1,
2009. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=7218          3/26/09: A: Referred to Agriculture.
   40b. AKC Alert for this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3803
   41a. A 7285: Limit Intact Animals. (Basically a “puppy mill” bill.) http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=7285 5/18/09: amend
and recommit to agriculture
   41b. S 4690: Limits intact animals and relates to the definition of pet dealers; provides that no person or business who buys, sells
or offers for sale dogs or cats to the public or at wholesale shall possess or own more than 50 dogs or cats with intact sexual organs.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S4690 4/28/09: recommit to agriculture, enacting clause stricken.
   41c. S 5392: Limits intact animals and relates to the definition of pet dealers; provides that no person or business who buys, sells
or offers for sale dogs or cats to the public or at wholesale shall possess or own more than 50 dogs or cats with intact sexual organs.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S05392 6/02/09: HEARING. This bill is endorse by HSUS.                5/19/09: amend (T) and
recommit to agriculture
  41((1a,b,c)) Farm Bureau OPPOSING 7285, 4690 & 5392. http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
   42a. A 7545: Specifies what constitutes appropriate shelter for dogs restrained outdoors and maximum and minimum temperature
range for exposure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07545 5/20/09: Amend and Recommit to Agriculture
   42b. S 4327: Specifies what constitutes appropriate shelter for dogs restrained outdoors and maximum and minimum temperature
range for exposure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s4327 6/02/09: HEARING 5/21/09: Amend and Recommit to Agri-
culture.
   43a. A 7983: Relates to the care and sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers; provides more stringent care by pet dealers; must em-
ploy attending veterinarian; must develop and maintain appropriate plan to provide animals the opportunity to exercise; increases fees

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for license of pet dealer. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=7983 5/27/09: A: amend and recommit to agriculture.
    43b. S 4961: Relates to the care and sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers; provides more stringent care by pet dealers; must em-
ploy attending veterinarian; must develop and maintain appropriate plan to provide animals the opportunity to exercise; increases fees
for license of pet dealer. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S4961 6/02/09: HEARING. 5/28/09: A: amend and recommit
to agriculture.
   44a. A 8163: Pertains to confinement of animals for food producing purposes; prohibits any person to tether or confine any pig
during pregnancy, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen who is kept on a farm for all or the majority of any day in a manner that pre-
vents such animal from lying down, standing up and fully extending its limbs and turning around freely; establishes that commission of
such crime shall constitute a class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year and/or fine not to
exceed $1,000. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a8163 5/06/09: A: In Agriculture.
   44b. NY State Ponders Better Conditions for Farm Animals.
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/businesswire/2009/05/07/businesswire124289244.html (thanks to the misinformation of HSUS and
Farm Sanctuary)
  45. S 00422: Provides strict liability for medical costs resulting from a dog bite or bites; allows exemptions for police work dogs,
hearing dogs and service dogs; allows additional recovery where it can be proved that the dog had dangerous or vicious propensities
and the owner had knowledge of such propensities. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00422 01/07/2009 Referred to Judiciary.
   46. S 00518: Provides that pet dealers or other persons shall not sell dogs purchased or received from a puppy mill.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00518 01/07/2009 Referred to Consumer Protection.
   47. S 00815: Provides for the licensing and regulation of pet groomers; establishes standards of care, training and testing.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S815 1/18/09: Referred to Consumer Protection. (Bans drying cages, too.)
   48. S 00911: (Relates to the killing of confined animals in shooting preserves) Prohibits individuals, firms, corporations or associa-
tions from engaging in the killing or injuring of confined animals for the purpose of entertainment, contest or any other reason; prohibits
a premises from being licensed as a "shooting preserve" for the purpose of such practice, commonly referred to as "canned hunting" or
"domestic safaris"; subjects violators to civil penalties of not less than five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars for each
violation. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00911 01/21/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
   49. S 1496: Makes the commission of cruelty to 10 or more animals during the same criminal transaction, a class E felony.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S01496 02/02/09: S.: Referred to Agriculture
   50. S 2425: Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions of the agriculture and markets law.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S2425 2/20/09: S.: Referred to Agriculture.
   51. S 4515: Relates to the registration and regulation of animal breeders; requires each to be licensed; creates a breeders licens-
ing fund. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04515 5/28/09: S.: Amend & Recommit to Agriculture.
   52. National Pigeon Day (NY NY): June 13, 2009. http://www.nationalpigeonday.blogspot.com/
   53a. NYCHA Regulates Breeds and Authorizes BSL for Residents in Public Housing.
http://bluedogstate.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-york-city-housing-authority-bans-27.html and http://stopbsl.com/
   53b. Letter from AKC Dennis Sprung Opposing BSL: http://www.akc.org/pdfs/canine_legislation/NYCHA_0409.pdf
   53c. Finally Tally: 3 on the BSL List: http://www.thevillager.com/villager_314/housingauthority.html
   54. SOS for NY Chain Dogs: http://www.animalrightsblog.com/2009/05/19/sos-for-ny-chain-dogs/
   55a. West Haverstraw: Everle Denies Mistreating His Animals. http://www.lohud.com/article/2009905230389
   55b. Professor: West Haverstraw man's animals not treated cruelly:
http://www.lohud.com/article/20090521/NEWS03/905210504/1019/NEWS03/Professor++West+Haverstraw+man+s+animals+not+treat
ed+cruelly

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 Seafood Alliance: http://northcarolinaseafoodalliance.com/default.aspx (fighting for commercial fishermen like
we are fighting for our rights.)
  5. North Carolina General Assembly: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
  6a. HB 6: Davie's Law/Humane Euthanasia in Shelters.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h6 Anti-gassing, anti-heartstick. 3/04/09:
Hearing held. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  6b. SB 199: Davie's Law/Humane Euthanasia in Shelters.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s199 2/18/09: Senate: Ref To Com On
Judiciary. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  6((1a/b)). NCVMA is OPPOSED to this bill.
  6((2a/b)). Pasquotank County won’t back Davie’s law. http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/pasquotank-wont-back-davies-law-

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500430.html
   7a. HB 27: Regulate Euthanasia of Animals.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h27 5/06/09: House: Re-ref Com On Ju-
diciary II; DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   7b. Reptd Fav Com Substitute Took out the reference to HSUS and AHA as authorities to approve methods of euthanasia.
   8a. HB 208: Spay/Neuter Program Transfer/Funds.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h208 5/12//09: House: State Govern-
ment/State Personnel, if favorable, Agriculture. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   8b. SB 470: Spay/Neuter Program Transfer/Funds.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s470&submitButton=Go 3/09/09: Ref To
Com On Finance DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   9a. HB 424: Certified Technicians for Animal Euthanasia.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h424&submitButton=Go 3/05/09: Ref to the
Com on Agriculture, if favorable, Health, if favorable, Judiciary II. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   9b. SB 473: Certified Technicians for Animal Euthanasia.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s473 3/10/09: Ref To Com On Agricul-
ture/Environment/Natural Resources DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   9((1a/b)). While these bills are commendable, they do NOT address CO Chambers and the appropriate training needed for these
“gas chambers” The only certification technicians receive, and thus the only form of “euthanasia” is training to inject sodium pento-
barbital. These bills are going on the assumptions that HB6 / SB199/ HB27 will pass and be adopted into law. Thus, these bills are
unacceptable in their current forms. ALL methods of animal shelter euthanasia must be addressed in order for these bills to be effec-
tive.
   10a. HB 460: Commercial Dog Breeders.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h460&submitButton=Go 3/09/09: Ref To
Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. This is NC’s Version of the HSUS “puppy mill” bill. OPPOSED!!!!
DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   10b. SB 460: Commercial Dog Breeders.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=S460 5/04/09: Re-Ref to Finance.. This is
NC’s Version of the HSUS “puppy mill” bill. OPPOSED!!!! DID meet Crossover Rules.
   10((1b)). Senate Legislative Fiscal Note: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/FiscalNotes/Senate/PDF/SFN0460v1.pdf
   10((2b)) Senate Substitute Adoption: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S460v2.pdf
   10((2c)) NAIA Action Alert Tool: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13278881&type=CT&show_alert=1
   10c. HB 733: Regulate Commercial Breeding/Dogs.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h733&submitButton=Go This is NC’s Version
of the HSUS “puppy mill” bill. OPPOSED!!!!            4/22/09: HEARING was Cancelled. House: Agriculture Committee. Likely to
be heard in two weeks. DID meet Crossover Rules.
   10((1a/b)) From AKC: NC Bills Aim to Regulate Breeders / Hearing Postponed.
http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3822
   10((1c)) From AKC: Alert for 733: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3780
   10((2c)). NC NRA-ILA: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4789
   10((3c)). Industry Sees Vegan Agenda in “Puppy” Bill. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1500245.html
   10((4c)). Bill Stirs Battle over Dogs, or Meat? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/686029.html
   11. HB 551: Davidson County: Taking of Foxes.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h551&submitButton=Go 5/28/09: Ratified.
   12a. HB 626: Restraining of Dogs. Anti-Tethering.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h626 3/18/09: Ref to the Com on Wildlife
Resources, if favorable, Judiciary II, if favorable, Appropriations DIED In Committee.
   12b. SB 695: Restraining of Dogs. Anti-Tethering.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s695&submitButton=Go 5/12/09: Senate
Judiciary I 9-11am. Withdrawn.
   12((1b)) Still alive because bill’s author inserted “pay a fine for tethering.”
   13a. HB 684: NC Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h684&submitButton=Go 5/19/09: Senate: Ref To
Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources DID meet Crossover Rules.
   13b. SB 846: NC Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=S846 3/25/09: Ref To Com On Appropria-
tions/Base Budget DID meet Crossover Rules.

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  14a. HB 756: Equine Study Commission.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=hb756&submitButton=Go 4/02/09: Re-ref
Com On Appropriations         DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  14b. SB 785: Equine Study Commission.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=sb785&submitButton=Go 4/16/09: Re-ref
Com On Appropriations/Base Budget DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  15. HB 767: Craven Road Hunting.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h767&submitButton=Go 5/14/09: Senate:
Com On State and Local Government
  16. HB 888: Hyde County Bow Hunting.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h888 4/28/09: Senate: Ref To Com On
State and Local Government           DID meet Crossover Rules.
  17. HB 921: Lenoir Fox Trapping. http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h921
5/14/09: Senate: Com On State and Local Government DID meet Crossover Rules.
  18. HB 970: Granville County Hunting.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h970 5/28/09: Ratified.
 19a. HB 1063: Update Rabies Law.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h1063 5/26/09: Re-ref Com On Finance
DID meet Crossover Rules.
 19b. SB 674: Amend Rabies Law.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s674&submitButton=Go 5/28/09: Senate:
Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading DID meet Crossover Rules.
 20. HB 1083: Extend State Vet’s Animal Disease Authority.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1083&submitButton=Go 6/03/09: HEARING:
Senate: Ref To Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources                   DID meet Crossover Rules.
  21. HB 1098: Kill Search and Rescue Animal.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1098&submitButton=Go 5/19/09: Senate:
Ref To Com On Judiciary II        DID meet Crossover Rules.
  22. HB 1118: Standardized Wild Boar Seasons.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1118&submitButton=Go 5/28/09: Senate:
Reptd Fav.     DID meet Crossover Rules.
  23a. HB 1206: Disposal of Unclaimed Animals. / Recover Pets / Relieve Overcrowding At Shelters.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=H1206 5/06/09: House: Com on Agriculture
12noon DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  23b. SB 467: Disposal of Unclaimed Animals.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s467&submitButton=Go 5/27/09: Re-ref
Com On Judiciary I DID meet Crossover Rules.
  24a. HB 1253: Prohibit Penning of Wildlife.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=H1253 4/09/09: Ref to the Com on Wildlife
Resources, if favorable, Finance DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  24b. SB 515: Prohibit Penning of Wildlife.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s515&submitButton=Go                  3/11/09: Ref To
Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources DIED In Committee. From an email about this bill, which we need to
OPPOSE. “The new penned anti fox hunting scam is just like the one that closed down dachshund field trials and earthdog tests in 2006. Remem-
ber that this bill will be added to the successful passage of the statewide 2006 bill that now allows warrantless entry by an outside party with ac-
quiescence of a judge. Confiscation of your dogs is immediate under the 2006 law. The complainant gains custody and full ability to take charge
including spay and neutering of your stock. If the dogs are turned over to a facility you must pay for their care till your case comes to court.”
  24c. SB 739: Prohibit Penning of Wildlife.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=sb739&submitButton=Go 3/24/09: Com On Agricul-
ture/Environment/Natural Resources DIED In Committee.
  24((1a,b),c). Legislator Proposes Anti-Penning (and hunters are angry):
http://wake.mync.com/site/Wake/news/story/30521/legislator-proposes-ban-to-penning-practice
  24((2a,b,c)). Closing the Door in Penning (by Amanda Arrington):
http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/1487288.html (If one who did not know better were to read this, one would think
this was the worse thing in the world for wild animals.)
  25. HB 1295: Regulate Hunting from a Vessel.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1295&submitButton=Go 4/09/09: Ref to the

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Com on Wildlife Resources, if favorable, Judiciary III DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   26. HB 1363: Confinement of Biting Dogs and Cats.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1363&submitButton=Go 4/09/09: Ref to the
Com on Health, if favorable, Judiciary II DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  27. HB 1456: Drug Felony / No Large Dogs. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/H1456v1.pdf However, for
this bill, convicted of a drug felony , no dog larger than 14 pounds. 5/07/09: House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary DID NOT meet
Crossover Rules.
  28. HB 1631: Coyote Nuisance Removal Program.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=h1631&submitButton=Go 5/07/09: H.: Ref to
the Com on Wildlife Resources, if favorable, Finance DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
  29a. SB 7: Allow Hunting on Sunday. http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s7
5/12/09: HEARING: Senate: Judiciary II. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules. .
   30. SB 307: Regulates Ownership & Use of Certain Reptiles. Exotic Pet Bill for Reptiles.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=S307 5/18/09: House: Ref to the Com on
Wildlife Resources, if favorable, Environment and Natural Resources DID meet Crossover Rules.
   31. SB 329: Right to Hunt.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s329&submitButton=Go 2/26/09: Ref to
Committee on Ways & Means. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   32. SB 674: Amend Rabies Law.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=s674&submitButton=Go 5/28/09: Senate:
Passed Second & Third Reading. DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   33. SB 1062: Strengthen Domestic Violence Protection Orders to Include Pets.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=sb1062&submitButton=Go 5/18/09: House:
Ref to the Com on Ways and Means/Broadband Connectivity, if favorable, Judiciary I DID meet Crossover Rules.
   34. SB 1074: Wildlife Protectors Able to Make Stops in the Interest of Public Safety Based Upon Reasonable Suspicion.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=sb1074&submitButton=Go 3/31/09: Ref To
Com On State and Local Government DID NOT meet Crossover Rules.
   35. Rowan County: City, County to Combine Animal Control Services. http://www.salisburypost.com/Area/041709-Animal-Control-
consolidation
   36a. Asheville: Chain Free Asheville ( http://www.chainfreeasheville.org/ ) . Asheville City Council bannning tethering in Ashe-
ville. To contact the city council and explain the benefits and realities of tethering and basically, a tethering ban,
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/mayor_city_council/city_council/default.aspx?id=1354&ekmensel=116_submenu_0_link_2
Now, they talk about building fences once tethering is outlawed, BUT they will most certainly not have the money for all fences and for
all situations ( like developments which restricts fencing.) So, what happens?
   36b. Green Light for Chicken in city; No Decision on Chained Dog Ban.
http://www.mountainx.com/news/2009/050609chicken_coop_for_the_soul
   37a. Fayetteville: The City Considers Anti-Tethering. http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=324350 To contact the city council
and explain why tethering, when done appropriately , is good.
http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/portal/city_council/archive/category/1075.aspx
   37b. Discussed it. http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=325601 Doesn’t say when it will be presented officially.
   38. Brunswick County: Considers Change to Dangerous Dog Laws.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090510/articles/905109982&tc=yahoo Modeling it after New Hanover’s law. (New Hanover
is very much an AR county.)
   39. Sanford: City Council Approves Chicken Ownership.
http://sanford.southernheadlines.com/index.cfm?section=47&story=16675
   40. Gaston County: Differential Licensing. Gaston County Animal Control Task Force Advisory Board.
http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/ACTaskForce/minutes.htm Next Meeting was May 28, 2009. To contact the county commissioners:
http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/CountyCommission/CommissionersPictures.htm
   41a. Pender County: Hunters Shoot Down Changes to Animal Control Ordinance.
http://carolinacoastonline.com/articles/2009/05/21/topsail_voice/news/doc4a1405b9a9962377978246.txt
   41b. Pender commissioners reject fees for animal registration, proof of rabies shots.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090519/articles/905199979&tc=yahoo (Want to “listen” to AR county New Hanover & their AR
animal control and AC Director Jean McNeil. )
   42. NCSU Animal Disaster Preparedness: June 20, 2009. http://cvm.ncsu.edu/conted/disaster.html
   43. Researchers Team Up To Study Cancer. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1543505.html Cancer fighting in both
man and dog, and the ARAs are up in arms at studying cures by using non-humans. Read the comments.
   44. NC House Member, Rep. Cary Allred, R-Alamance, Announces He Will Resign June 1st.

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http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/5241102/ (ARA but his replacement could be as bad)
  45. Horse Protection Society / Stallion to Gelding Support: http://www.stalliontogeldingsupport.org/ (wants to protect horses
against “over breeding.”) Located in Ferguson, NC.
  46a. Onslow County: Horse Owners Dispute Animal Cruelty Charges.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090531/ARTICLES/905309962/1177?Title=Horse-owners-dispute-animal-cruelty-charges
  46b. Owners of 11 “Rescued” Horses Fight Charges.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090526/ARTICLES/905269965/1177
  46c. Participating in Horses’ Rescue, Gets Officer Demoted.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090516/ARTICLES/905159949/1177

North Dakota: Legislative Session Adjourns 5/06/09. No Report for this week. (6/02/09)
 1. North Dakota State Legislature: http://www.legis.nd.gov/

Ohio:
   1. Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc. www.ovdo.org
  2. Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. http://www.ofodc.org/index.htm
  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 3/30/09: House:
Agriculture & Natural Resources.
  9a. HB 124: Establish licensing requirements and standards of care for certain dog breeding kennels, dog intermediaries, and ani-
mal rescues for dogs. (2009 version of hb224 with a couple of punches) http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_HB_124
5/27/09: HEARING Held: House. 9:30 a.m. in Room 018 in the Capitol Building.
  9b. SB 95: Establish licensing requirements and standards of care for certain dog breeding kennels, dog intermediaries, and ani-
mal rescues for dogs. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_95 4/07/09: Introduced.
  9((1a&b)) “Ohio believes that only self-proclaimed rescues and Humane Societies will be able to sell puppies and dogs ....”
  10. SB 22: Theft Penalties :theft includes stealing animals. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_22 2/10/09:
Referred to Criminal Justice & Judiciary.
  11. Avon Lake: Reworking “Pit Bull” Law. http://www.cleveland.com/sunsentinel/news/index.ssf?/base/news-
0/1235659365272110.xml&coll=4 May do away with BSL.
  12. Norwalk: BSL being Considered. http://www.norwalkreflector.com/articles/2009/03/25/front/iq_711119.txt Two versions for
vicious dog law. One with BSL and one without. To contact Norwalk city officials and explain why it’s the deed not the breed:
http://www.norwalkoh.com/new_page_8.htm
  13. From Columbus Top Dog (5/26/09): Representative Cheryl Grossman will be completing her meetings with key stakeholders
this week to introduce a commercial breeding bill that will (among many provisions to address breeding kennels in Ohio) establish rea-
sonable and enforceable shelter standards and veterinarian care. Their intentions are to craft language which is very similar to S.B. 5651
recently passed in the state of Washington and H.B. 1468 recently passed in the state of Indiana. Given that this proposed legislation will
rely on local enforcement with state oversight (requiring little to no additional fiscal resources from the state), we are confident the pro-
posed legislation will please all interested parties.”
  14a. Ohio Farm Bureau Launches New Center for Food and Animal Issues. http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/farm-bureau-
center-to-elevate-animal-issues/11998.html
  14b. Ohio Farmers and HSUS Prepare for a Fight. http://www.wtap.com/home/headlines/45424737.html Farmers are being
blasted regarding crate sizes, etc. just like us.
  15. Youngstown: Justices Review City’s Vicious Dog Law. http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/may/20/justices-review-city8217s-
vicious-dog-law/?newswatch
  16. Warren: Consider Change to Dog Ordinance. http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/522460.html?nav=5021

Oklahoma: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die 05/29/09..
 1. Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance (OAIA): http://www.oaiaonline.com/

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  2. Oklahoma Legislative Informational Services: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html
  3. HB 1045: Regulating Dogs Running At Large. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx
3/12/09: Senate: Second Reading referred to Agriculture and Rural Development.
  4a. HB 1332: Creating the Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act: Basically a combination of “Puppy mill”, breeder, licensing,
fee oriented bill guaranteed to run those who do things right out of business:
http://kwtv.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/pdf/0109/hb1332.pdf 5/21/09: CCR submitted; conferees unable to agree
  4b. AKC Announcing VICTORY For Breeders and Fanciers!: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3861

   4e. Lawmaker Will Pursue “Puppy Mill” Bill Again Next Session: http://www.joplinglobe.com/statenews/local_story_147233738.html
   4f. AR Slant On Why The Bill Did Not Pass This Session:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=61&articleid=20090531_211_G1_Apuppy964718
    5. HB 1453: Dog kennel restrictions - modifying exceptions .
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to ECON.
   6. HB 1465: Extend the Deadline for Hunting or Taking of a Furbearer.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 4/27/09: Approved by Governor
   7. HB 1641: Trusts for Pets Act of 2009. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 3/17/09:
Senate: Second Reading referred to Judiciary
   8. HB 1665: Exotic Pet Act: Restrictions! http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
   9. HB 1886: Use of unclaimed animals for scientific investigation and education
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Public Health.
   10. HB 2007: Open season dates and methods for hunting.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
   11. HB 2084: Modifying Cody’s Law. This is a Dangerous Dog bill.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  12. HB 2209: Pet Protection Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Judiciary.
   13. SB 619: Animals-Clarify language : All Domestic Animals Shall Be Restrained by the Owners and if the animals run at large,
the owners are liable for any damages. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Rules.
   14. SB 637: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
   15. SB 639: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
   16. Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Position on Bills: http://capwiz.com/okvma/issues/
   17. Puppy Less: Fewer breeders are seen in state:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090502_11_A11_Cmecar40729
   18. Tulsa: Rabid AR. http://www.incog.org/Tulsa%20County%20Zoning%20Code/countycodemain.htm

Oregon: Average Legislative Session Runs About 6 Months.
  1. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA): http://www.naiaonline.org/
  2. Oregon State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.or.us/
  3. HB 2223: Increases or establishes certain fees related to hunting, angling and commercial fishing. Extends and increases cer-
tain surcharges. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2223.intro.html 5/29/09: House: Work Session Held.
Assigned to Subcommittee On Natural Resources..
 4. HB 2286: Relating to Damages Awarded for Damages out of Civil Liability.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2286.intro.html 1/12/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  5. HB 2313: Animals are Property. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2313.intro.html 5/22/09: Se-
nate: Third Reading.
  6. HB 2323: Crime of Theft for Stealing Animals. Modifies property offenses by increasing value threshold of property.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2323.intro.html 3/12/09: Chapter 16, (2009 Laws): Effective date Janu-
ary 1, 2010.
  7. HB 2344: Sexual Relations Between Human and Animal is Illegal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2344.intro.html 5/28/09: Senate: Work Session Held.
  8a. HB 2470: Breeder Law, Pet Seller Law : Prohibits owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of more than 25 sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes conditions for owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of 10 or more sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes requirements and prohibitions on pet dealers selling, bartering or exchanging dogs.

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hereditary defects. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2470.intro.html 5/29/09: Senate: Minority Recom-
mendation: Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng. bill. (Printed B-Eng Minority)
   8b. NAIA CapWiz to Fight This bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13098916&type=ST&show_alert=1
   8c. AKC Info for the fight on this bill because this Bill is GAINING Momentum: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3824
   8d. Political Dog: http://political-dog.blogspot.com/ (most specifically about HB 2470)
   9. HB 2496: Authorizes property tax exemptions for qualified welfare programs that benefit animals. Permits qualified welfare pro-
grams to apply for refund or abatement of property taxes. Applies to tax years beginning on and after July 1, 2002.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2496.intro.html 2/24/09: Public Hearing Held.
   10. HB 2529: Modifies procedures related to seizure and forfeiture of criminally mistreated animals. Requires person who commits
sexual assault of animal to report as sex offender. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2529.intro.html
5/21/09: Senate: Public Hearing and Work Session Held.
   11. HB 2627: Increases penalty for aggravated animal abuse to maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.
  Increases standard penalty for animal neglect in second degree to maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.
Creates enhanced penalty of maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Increases standard penalty for animal neg-
lect in first degree to five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Creates enhanced penalty of maximum of 10 years' imprison-
ment, $250,000 fine, or both. http://www.leg.state.or.us/cgi-bin/searchMeas.pl 2/12/09: House - Referred to Judiciary with sub-
sequent referral to Ways and Means.
   12. HB 2852: Requires keeper of pit bull to maintain liability insurance. http://www.leg.state.or.us/cgi-bin/searchMeas.pl
3/05/09: House: Referred to Consumer Protection.
   13. HB 2977: Directs Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to establish standards and training requirements for cer-
tification of dog and animal control officers. Directs department to establish animal control academy. Appropriates moneys from Gen-
eral Fund to department to establish academy. http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2900.dir/hb2977.intro.html 3/10/09:
House - Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means
   14. SB 99: Persons on Probation not permitted to own an animal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0001.dir/sb0099.intro.html 5/21/09: Governor Signed. Chapter 111, 2009 Laws.
   15. SB 280: Makes it Illegal to Participate in Animal Fighting.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0280.intro.html 5/27/09: House: Referred to Ways and Means by
prior reference.
   16. SB 297: Persons Convicted of a Felony or Misdemeanor may not Possess a Domestic Animal for five years.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0297.intro.html 2/11/09: Public Hearing. No report out.
   17. SB 298: Prohibits court and animal care agency from placing forfeited animal in same household as person from who animal
was forfeited. Requires animal's new owner to execute acknowledgment of ownership.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0298.intro.html 5/28/09: House: Third reading. Carried by Olson.
Passed.
   18a. SB 303: Relating to Humane Special Investigators. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0303.intro.html
6/01/09: House: Carried Over to This date.. *****This is to be Opposed.
   18b. NAIA Alert ! http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=13353926
   19 SB 304: Abandon Animals: Requires mortgagor taking possession of real property to provide minimum care for domestic an-
imal or livestock abandoned at property & animal control to take custody and provide care.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0304.intro.html 2/10/09: Public Hearing Held. No report out.
   20. SB 371: Setting Up Trusts for Pets. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0371.intro.html 5/26/09:
House: Third Reading Held. Passed.
   21a. SB 391: Exotic Animal Bill. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0391.intro.html 5/26/09: House:
Work Session Held..
   21b. State Law that Bans Wildlife as Pets Finds Support.
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090329/NEWS/903290336
   22. SB 398: Modifies crime of animal abandonment to include abandonment of equines.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0398.intro.html 5/29/09: Senate: President Signed.
   23. SB 593: Directs Department of Transportation to establish horse registration plate program. Imposes $10 surcharge for each
plate. Directs that moneys from surcharge on registration plate be transferred to Oregon Humane Society for investigation of animal
abuse and neglect. http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0500.dir/sb0593.intro.html 2/25/09: Senate: Referred to Busi-
ness and Transportation, then Ways and Means.
   24. SB 659: Modifies crime of research and animal interference to include publishing certain information with intent that information
be used to commit a crime involving violence. Defines 'researcher. ' Authorizes civil action to obtain restraining order, damages or both.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/cgi-bin/searchMeas.pl 4/07/09: Senate - Public Hearing & Possible Work Session.
   25. SB 667: Statewide BSL against “Pit Bulls.” http://www.leg.state.or.us/cgi-bin/searchMeas.pl 3/20/09: House - Referred
to Judiciary.

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 26. Albany: Pet Limits! http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/01/24/news/local/2aaa02_doglimit.txt Two Dogs per home.
To contact the city council and explain why pet limits do not work: http://www.cityofalbany.net/council/index-2009.php The Mayor is
Asking to Drop Dog Limits. http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/02/02/news/local/7aaa03_doglimit.txt

Pennsylvania:
  1. Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs (PFDC): http://home.paonline.com/pfdc/ .
  2. Pennsylvania Legislature/General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
  3a. HB 39: Cropping and Docking and Debarking Can Only be Done by a Veterinarian.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0039 3/05/09: Senate: Re-
ferred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
  3b. RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS: CHAPTER 11 DOG SHOW ENTRIES, CONDITIONS OF DOGS AFFECTING ELIGI-
BILITY SECTION 8-D. Any dog whose ears have been cropped or cut in any way shall be ineligible to compete at any show in any
state where the laws prohibit the same except subject to the provisions of such laws. http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/RREGS3.pdf
  3c. NAIA CapWiz for this Bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12699186&type=ST&show_alert=1
  3d. “Animal Cruelty” Bill States in Senate: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/PA_animal_cruelty_bill_stalls_in_Senate.html
  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 1/28/09: House Game &
Fish Committee.
  5. HB 123: Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to
animals. (killing or maiming a guide or helper dog)
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0123 1/30/09: Referred to Ju-
diciary Committee.
  6. HB 369: Act Amending the “Dog Law” , further providing for fees; and providing for county dog shelter restricted accounts.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0369 2/13/09: Referred to
Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
  7. HB 511: Act amending Titles 3 (Agriculture) and 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing
for the definitions of "agricultural biosecurity areas" and for "posted notice"; and further providing for keeping and handling of domestic
animals, for criminal trespass and for ecoterrorism.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0511 3/10/09: House: Appropr-
iations.
  8. HB 593: Providing for immunity of humane society police officers.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0593 2/24/09: House Judiciary
Committee.
  9. HB 613: Referred to as the Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law, further providing for prohibited means of destruction
of animals, for methods of destruction of animals and for exclusions; and repealing provisions relating to use of carbon monoxide sys-
tems. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0613 2/24/09: House
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.
  10. HB 614: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for seizure and detention of dogs, costs and destruction of dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0614 2/24/09: House Agricul-
ture & Rural Affairs Committee.
  11. HB 671: An Act amending the Dog Law, further providing for construction of article relating to dangerous dogs.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0671 2/27/09: House Agriculture
& Rural Affairs Committee.
  12. HB 779: Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, repealing provi-
sions relating to Sunday hunting prohibition. (no hunting on Sundays)
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0779 3/25/09: House: Games
and Fisheries.
  13. HB 1254: Prevent Further Cruelty to Animal ANTI-TETHERING (DDB Got it sponsored, along with HSUS)and the AR are
believed about tethering, which has a lot of misinformation:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1254 4/13/09: House: Judiciary.
  14. HR 125: April 2009 As “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.”
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=0125 4/01/09: Adopted.
  15. HR 216: Resolution designating the week of April 19 through 25, 2009, as "Animal Abuse Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=0216 4/01/09: Adopted.
  16. 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.

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   17. 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 6/01/09: Senate: Re-
reported as amended in Appropriations. .
  18. SB 396: Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting the taking of exotic wildlife ob-
tained from a zoo for a fee and the provision of exotic wildlife for the purpose of a prohibited taking; and imposing penalties.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0396 2/20/09: Senate: Games
& Fisheries.
   19. SB 560: An Act amending the Dog Law, Further providing for spaying or neutering as condition for release of certain animals;
and repealing certain provisions relating to sterilization of dogs and cats.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0560 3/02/09: Senate: Agri-
culture Committee.
   20. 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.
   21. SB 672: Providing for prohibited means of destroying animals, for use of carbon monoxide systems and for penalties; and pro-
viding for local law enforcement. Ends Gas Chambers.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0672 3/20/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
   22. SB 673: An Act amending the act of December 7, 1982 (P.L.784, No.225), known as the Dog Law, further providing for dogs
and cats at large; and providing for access to and destruction of seized and detained cats.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0673 3/20/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
   23a. Canine Health Board Proposal: Statement of Policy: Temporary Guidelines Standards for Commercial Kennels.
http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol39/39-3/39_3_sop.pdf
   23b. Please be advised that the Dog Law Advisory Board meetings this year will be held at the Department of Agriculture build-
ing, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA, in Conference Room 309, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., on the following dates:
June 24, 2009
September 30, 2009
   24a. Pittsburgh: BSL Being Considered. http://kdka.com/kdkainvestigators/Pit.bull.problem.2.967094.html
   24b. Ban To Stop Pigeon Shoots in PA. Under Fire. http://www.wpxi.com/news/19570677/detail.html
   25. Pennsylvania Ag Secretary Upholds Decision to Deny Almost Heaven Kennel License:
http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-07-2009/0005021927&EDATE=
  26. Philadelphia: HSUS Wayne Coming to this City. June 04, 2009.
https://community.hsus.org/humane/events/PA_town_hall/details.tcl?member_key=einswd4v783iknm&
   27. Lebanon: City Council Passes Limits on Pet-Exotic-Critter Sizes. http://www.ldnews.com/ci_12455574?source=most_viewed
   28. Reading: Some Residents Balk At Proposed Pet Ordinance; One Says It Is Unfair to Turtles.
http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=140634 Limits on the number of pets owned. To write the city council and explain why
pet limits do not work: http://www.readingpa.gov/city_council.asp
   29. Leacock Township: State Denies Kennel License. Owner Plans Appeal. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/238157
   30. Roxbury Township: “Puppy Mill” Dogs Available. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/238157 Who are the sources?
Why are they in PA when this is one of the state that is claiming a “pet overpopulation” problem?

Rhode Island: Legislative Session Adjourned 4/09.
  1a. Rhode Island Legislative Information: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/genmenu/
  1b. Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/
  2. DBR Denies Hearing For Greyhound Owners on Suspension Of Racing.
http://www.projo.com/news/content/dog_owners_denied_05-09-09_MLEAO35_v8.3702886.html

South Carolina: Legislature Adjourns June 04, 2009.
   1. South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs : Point of Contact: Peggy Wilson: djwilson@bellsouth.net
  2. South Carolina Legislature: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/
  3. H. 3013: Animal Enclosures: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3013.htm Penalties for destroying fences
or enclosures of animals. 5/27/09: Ratified. R 87
  4. H. 3117: Pets. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3117.htm Orders of Protection to Include Pets.
1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Judiciary


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   5. H. 3137: Animal Control Officers have the same Rights and Responsibilities as Litter Control Officers:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3137.htm 2/19/09: Senate Referred to Subcommittee on Judiciary.
   6. H. 3227: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3227.htm 1/13/09: Re-
ferred to Committee on Judiciary
   7a. H. 3265: Ill Treatment of Animals http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3265.htm Practice of Veterinary
Medicine. 1/14/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
   7b. S. 0102: RELATING TO THE ILL-TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION
DO NOT APPLY TO THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCEPTED VETERINARY STAN-
DARDS. 1/13/09: Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
   8. H. 3319:      Dangerous Animal Definitions. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/web_bh10.exe 1/27/09: Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
   9. S. 223: Provisions for the Cost of Animal Care Act. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/223.htm If a person
is arrested or has animals taken away, without protection of the “innocent before guilty” mantra, the person would be responsible for
paying for the care of the animals. 3/25/09: House: Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
   10. S 328: Relating to Inoculating Pets Against Rabies. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-
bin/query.exe?first=DOC&querytext=animals&category=Legislation&session=118&conid=4404481&result_pos=10&keyval=1180328
3/25/09: House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
   11a. S. 453: Would prohibit local governments from passing "ordinances, order, or other regulations concerning the care and han-
dling of livestock and poultry" except "new swine operations and new slaughterhouse operations". The bill also exempts lawsuits that
claim the agricultural operation constitutes a nuisance. The local government could also place restrictions on these operations in is-
suing conditional use permits or other zoning or land use actions. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/453.htm
5/27/09: Ratified. R 70
  11b. The AR side does NOT want this bill to pass: http://www.animallawcoalition.com/farm-animals/article/846
  11. Beaufort: Chain Free Beaufort is at it again. http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/letters/story/750801.html Second letters
and comments to the Beaufort County Commissioners: http://www.bcgov.net/Council/council.php Remind them of last time and the
realities about tethering and DDB. Remember, DDB doesn’t just want to outlaw chaining, they want to end caging and dogs being left
in basements and in garages, too. Many people, for one reason or another cannot have a fence.
   12. Pawleys Island reluctantly yields to state law banning dogs on beaches; Hilton Head presses on…
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/860011.html

South Dakota: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die 3/09.
 1. South Dakota Legislature: http://legis.state.sd.us/
 2. Mobridge: BSL Possibly. “Police Chief Mike Nehls advised the city council that they were experiencing an upward trend in vicious dog
calls, and he wants to change the city's vicious dog ordinance. He told the council that he has been researching the matter and
that many communities have outlawed certain breeds. He went on to advise that he wants to draft an ordinance that would require owners of certain
breeds to carry a high insurance liability and to install fencing that meets ordinance standards. Chief Nehls went on to say that there are more and
more pit bulls being brought into the city and that pit bulls have a disposition for aggressive behavior.” Send polite letters explaining why BSL
does not work to:
City of Mobridge
City Hall
114 1st Ave E
Mobridge, SD 57601-2604
(605) 845-3555
(605) 845-3521
FAX: 605-845-3309
steveg@westriv.com

Tennessee: Legislative Session Supposed to End in May 2009.
  1. Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee. Point of Contact: Donna Malone raotinc@aol.com AND http://www.rdog-tn.org/
  2. Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs. Contact: Jon Cole.
  3. Tennessee Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
  4a. HB 0113: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0113 6/02/09 - 6/03/09: Placed on s/c cal Budget of FW&M
  4b. SB 0041: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0041 6/02/09: Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal.
  5a. HB 0238: Prohibits a person convicted of a felony involving the use or attempted use of force, violence, or a deadly weapon
from knowingly possessing a vicious dog. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0238 6/01/09: Held

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on Desk.
   5b. SB 555: Prohibits a person convicted of a felony involving the use or attempted use of force, violence, or a deadly weapon from
knowingly possessing a vicious dog. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0555 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to
S. Jud Comm.
   6a. HB 0385: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0385 2/17/09: Assigned to s/c Criminal Practice and Proce-
dure of JUD.
   6b. SB 0182: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0182 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
*** 7a. HB 0386: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0386        6/02/09: Placed on s/c cal Budget of FW&M.
*** 7b. SB 0258: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0258 6/02/09: Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal.
   7((1a&b)). SAOVA Talking points for These bills: http://www.saova.org/Tennessee.html
   7((2a&b)). Oak Ridge Kennel Club speaks up about this HSUS Backed and Sponsored bills (like so many of the other bills they’ve
gotten introduced this year): http://orkc.blogspot.com/2009/05/commercial-breeder-bills.html (updated: 5/26/09)
   7((3a&b)): Sleeping with the Enemy in Tennessee. http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/04/sleeping-with-enemy-in-
tennessee.html
   7((4a&b)): NAIA Action Alert for Both Bills: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12781466
   7((5a&b)): AKC ALERT! For Both Bills: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3816
   7((6a&b)): Be AWARE: AR Groups will be out in full force with misinformation, emotional photos and videos and we must be ready
to combat it with reality and in a non-emotional way. http://www.wsmv.com/news/19313365/detail.html
   7((7a&b)) TN Weighs Measure to Stop “puppy mills.” http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090512/NEWS02/905120347/-
1/ARCHIVE01/Tennessee+weighs+measure+to+stop+puppy+mills This is Sontany’s skewed views.
   8a. HB 0413: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market ob-
tain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0413 6/02/09: Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee
   8b. SB 0538: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market ob-
tain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0538
5/07/09: Failed to pass S., Ayes 15, Nays 12
   9a. HB 0422: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0422 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
   9b. SB 0435: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0435 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  10a. HB 0539: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of be-
ing used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0539 5/20/09: Sponsor Change / 2/12/09: Intro., P1C.
   10b. SB 0675: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of be-
ing used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0675 3/12/09: Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
   11a. HB 0544: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0544 2/17/09: Assigned to s/c Civil Practice and Procedure of
JUD.
   11b. SB 0410: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0410 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   12a. HB 0626: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for ex-
pense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0626 4/16/09: Held on Desk.
   NO Presumption of Innocence before Guilty Verdict.
   12b. SB 0391: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for ex-
pense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0391 4/29/09: Assigned to Gen. Sub of: S. Jud Comm.
   13a. HB 1428: To Allow “Humane” Horse Euthanasia Whether for Health, Due to Surplus or By Exporting Them For Food To Other

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Countries. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1428 6/02/09: Placed on s/c cal Budget of
FW&M
   13b. SB 1898: To Allow “Humane” Horse Euthanasia Whether for Health, Due to Surplus or By Exporting Them For Food To Other
Countries. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1898         5/19/09: Assigned to Gen. Sub of S.
C,L&A Comm.
   13((1a&b)). AR groups are up in arms about this bill and are opposed to it. http://www.savedahorses.org/id56.html
   13((2a&b)) On Trigger Burgers and Flicka Fries. http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/humphrey/2009/05/on-trigger-burgers-and-
flicka.html
   14a. HB 1433: Creates Class B fine only offenses of selling live animals on public streets, parks and for business to offer live ani-
mal as prize or for promotional purposes; places safeguards on sale of animals at flea markets.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1433 3/11/09: Assigned to s/c Criminal Practice and Proce-
dure of JUD.
   14b. SB 1322: Class B fine only offenses of selling live animals on public streets, parks and for business to offer live animal as
prize or for promotional purposes; places safeguards on sale of animals at flea markets.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1322 4/21/09: Assigned to Gen. Sub of: S. C,L&A Comm.
   15a. HB 1602: Authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permitting process
that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1602        3/03/09: Assigned to s/c Public Health and Family
Assistance of HHR.
   15b. SB 0604: Authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permitting process
that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0604 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.
   16a. HB 1603: As introduced, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and per-
mitting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1603 5/19/09: Assigned to s/c Budget of FW&M
   16b. SB 0605: As introduced, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and per-
mitting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0605 5/11/09: Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
  17a. HB 1731: Tennessee Pet Groomers Act. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1731 3/25/09:
Assigned to s/c Small Business of COM
   17b. SB 1549: Tennessee Pet Groomers Act. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1549 2/18/09:
P2C, ref. to S. Govt. Ops. Comm.
   18a. HB 1884: : Landlords and mortgage holders to notify animal control entity or animal shelter if vacated property contains
abandoned animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1884 3/25/09: assigned to s/c Civil
Practice and Procedure of JUD
   18b. SB 1481: Landlords and mortgage holders to notify animal control entity or animal shelter if vacated property contains aban-
doned animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1481 2/18/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
  19a. HB 2180: As introduced, removes requirement for county agricultural extension agents to investigate allegations of cruelty to
livestock animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB2180 3/04/09: P2C, caption bill, held on
desk - pending amdt.
   19b. SB 2183: As introduced, removes requirement for county agricultural extension agents to investigate allegations of cruelty to
livestock animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB2183 5/13/09: Assigned to Gen. Sub of:
S. Jud Comm.
   20. Memphis: Proposed MSN and Breeder License BUT No hearing is scheduled yet.
   21. Dyersburg: Public Safety Committee Takes Look at Animal Control Ordinance.
http://www.stategazette.com/story/1530712.html Dangerous Dogs with a focus on numbers of pit bulls and problems with them..
   22. Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) is Coming Out More and More and this time, it’s Tennessee.
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_150345.asp They have a lot of inaccurate statements and are against tethering, pen-
ning, caging, dogs in garages and basements, etc.
   23a. Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus: http://www.sportsmenslink.org/sportsmens-caucuses/State-Sportsmens-
Caucuses/Tennessee-Caucus.html
   23b. However, Tennessee Sportsman’s Dog Jackson Sponsors HSUS Anti-Breeder Bill!
http://endangeredowner.blogspot.com/2009/05/tennessee-sportsman-senator-doug.html
   24. Greene County: Spay/Neuter Voucher Idea Gain Momentum. http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/303817




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Texas: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 6/01/09.
  1. Responsible Pet Owners Alliance: http://www.responsiblepetowners.org/
  2. Texas Legislature: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
  3. HB 205: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements affecting the restraint of certain dogs on annexed or otherwise
acquired property used for agricultural operations. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB205
5/23/09: Governor Signed. Effective Immediately.
  4. HB 243: Relating to equipping each K-9 law enforcement vehicle with a heat alarm system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB243 5/06/09: Senate: Criminal Justice Committee.
  5a. HB 405: Authorizes an ACO to Carry A Bite Prevention Stick in the Performance of Duties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB405 5/26/09: Sent to Governor.
  5b SB 1298: Authorizes an ACO to Carry A Bite Prevention Stick in the Performance of Duties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB1298 3/17/09: Referred to Criminal Justice.
  6. HB 435: Penalties for the Theft of a Pet. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB435
3/23/09: Left pending in subcommittee
  7. HB 458: Pet Limits: Relating to limitations on the number of dogs at a residence in certain counties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB458 4/20/09: House: Committee report sent to Calen-
dars
  8. HB 589: Tax Exemptions by Certain Charitable Organizations (read HSUS and other AR groups):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB589 5/11/09: House: Placed on General Calendar.
  9. HB 738: Fines for Inattentive Driving (this includes interacting with a pet while driving):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB738 3/10/09: Left Pending in Committee.
  10a. HB 853: Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB853 5/30/09: House: Senate appoints conferees-
reported
  10b. SB 1840: Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB1840 5/11/09: Senate: Not again placed on intent
calendar.
  11. HB 895: Relating to the time in which a person must abate an animal carcass nuisance.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB895 3/03/09: Left Pending in Committee.
  12. HB 925: BSL - Statewide: Pit Bulls: Relating to the handling of or caring for a pit bull breed of dog by certain minors; providing
penalties. . http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB925 2/23/09: Referred to State Affairs.
  13a. HB 1046: Owner Has the Right of Appeal If Divested of Animals. Supported by Many Organizations because it would
return animals to owners. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HB01046I.htm and
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1046 5/05/09: House: Committee Report Sent to
Calendars.
  13b. The conference committee report for SB 408 is up:
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB408
And the text from 1046 relating to the right to appeal in animal cruelty cases MADE IT!!
  14. HB 1115: Relating to the adoption of noise regulations by certain counties; providing a criminal penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1115 5/04/09: Senate: Intergovernmental Relations.
  15a. HB 1147: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of committing
that offense. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1147 5/08/09: House: Placed on Gen-
eral Calendar.
  15((a1)). About this bill which some call “Dog Fighting Water Bowl Bill” “ 1. Under this bill it would become a crime to possess dog fight-
ing equipment with the intent that the equipment be used to train a dog for fighting or is used in the furtherance of dog fighting. This would become a
Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. 2. Dog fighting equipment is defined to include a harness, tread-
mill, cage, decoy, pen, house for keeping a fighting dog, feeding apparatus, or training pen.”
  15b. SB 554: Dog Fighting: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences
of committing that offense. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB554 5/22/09: Sent to Gov-
ernor.
  16a. HB 1320: Relating to the creation of offenses relating to cockfighting and to the forfeiture of cockfighting equipment.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1320 5/30/09: House: Conf. Comm. Report printed
and distributed
   16b. SB 2282: Relating to creating an offense for engaging in certain conduct relating to cockfighting and to the criminal and civil
consequences of committing that offense. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB2282 3/31/09:
Senate: Criminal Justice Committee.
  17. HB 1395: Relating to the offenses of cruelty to livestock animals and cruelty to non-livestock animals.

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http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1395 4/07/09: House: No Action Taken in sub-
committee Criminal Jurisprudence
   18. HB 1472: Relating to the offense of cruelty to non-livestock animals.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1472 5/13/09: Senate: Criminal Justice.
 19a. HB 1982: Regulation of dangerous and vicious dogs; providing penalties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1982 4/0609: House: Left Pending in County Affairs.
DEAD! (TX-RPOA reported.)
   19b. How this law would affect people if passed: http://www.examiner.com/x-2924-Dallas-Pet-Laws-Examiner~y2009m4d3-If-my-
dog-is-not-vicious-do-vicious-dog-laws-affect-me
  20a. HB 2001: Relating to Unlawful Restraint of a Dog. No Tethering!
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB2001 3/09/09: Referred to County Affairs.
   20b. SB 634: Relating to Unlawful Restraint of a Dog. No Tethering!
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB634 4/23/09: Senate: No Action Taken in Committee.
   20((1b)). DDB Founder, ARA, Tammy Grimes (now calling herself Tamira Ci Thayne, and the TX Rep., ARA, Nili Asgharian will be
testifying in front of the Texas State Legislature Tuesday, April 21, 2009 on this bill. Tamira works hand-in-hand with the HSUS. Yet,
ANOTHER Reason this bill needs to be defeated. There is A LOT more to this bill than just tethering. Tamira has said, repeatedly, she
doesn’t believe dogs should be tethered at anytime, or penned, or caged, or shut in garages or in basements.
  21a. HB 2310: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to is-
sue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB2310 6/01/09: House: Signed in House.
  21b. SB 2057: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to is-
sue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB2057 3/31/09: Senate: Business & Commerce.
   21((a1)). On Wednesday, May 6, Senator Tommy Williams of The Woodlands had House Bill 2310 considered, which originally concerned the
powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. HB 2310 already
passed the House of Representatives, and was being considered by the full Senate. Then, while the bill was being considered, Senator John
Whitmire of Houston, the chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1910, which seeks to impose harsh regulations and limits on responsible dog
breeders but had until now received little attention from the Texas Senate, moved to amend CSHB 2310, adding the same harsh breeder regula-
tory language to this bill. The amendment was accepted. In short order, the Senate's rules were suspended, allowing the full Senate to put the
newly-amended HB 2310 up for a final vote. The Senate voted unanimously in favor of HB 2310. (Click here for the Texas Senate Journal's entry
detailing the actions taken on HB 2310.) These procedural moves effectively prevented concerned Texans from exercising their right to speak out
about this legislation. Now, the bill will be sent back to the Texas House of Representatives for final approval, also known as concurrence. AT THIS
CRITICAL JUNCTURE, IT IS VITAL THAT ALL RESPONSIBLE DOG BREEDERS AND OWNERS IN TEXAS FLOOD THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES WITH LETTERS, CALLS, AND E-MAILS OF OPPOSITION. URGE THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE TO NOT CONCUR WITH THE
SENATE'S AMENDMENTS TO HB 2310. ADDITIONALLY, ALL CONCERNED TEXANS SHOULD CONTACT GOVERNOR
PERRY AND EXPRESS THEIR RESPECTFUL YET STRONG OPPOSITION TO HB 2310 AND THE PROCEDURAL MANEUVERING THAT DE-
NIED TEXANS THEIR RIGHT TO BE HEARD. If enacted, the amended HB 2310 will negatively affect many responsible breeders in Texas. The
AKC opposes these changes including the following provisions:” See & Read Article: http://doglawsatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/05/tx-
breeder-regulatory-legislation-is.html
  21((a2)) AKC ALERT! http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3844
  22. HB 2732: Relating to the regulation of barking dogs by certain counties as a nuisance.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB2732 5/14/09: Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
  23a. HB 3004: Animal shelter standards; providing a civil penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB3004 5/28/09: Sent to Governor.
  23b. SB 1860: Animal shelter standards; providing a civil penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB1860 5/15/09: Senate: Not again placed on intent
calendar
 24a. HB 3180: Licensing and regulation of commercial dog and cat breeders and the regulation of dog and cat dealers; providing
penalties. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB3180 5/13/09: Senate: Criminal Justice.
  24((a1)). AKC Alert on HB 3180: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3790
  24((a2)). Texas Veterinary Medical Association Announced it is OPPOSED to this bill.
http://www.tvma.org/Media_Room/news_09_hb_3180.phtml
  24b. SB 1910: Licensing and regulation of commercial dog and cat breeders and the regulation of dog and cat dealers; providing
penalties. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB1910 3/24/09: Senate: State Affairs.
  25a. HB 3322: Relating to participation in an animal identification system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB3322 3/18/09: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Committee.
  25b. SB 682: Relating to participation in an animal identification system.

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http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB682 3/23/09: Left Pending in Committee.
   26. HB 3380: Relating to the barking of dogs in unincorporated areas of a county.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB3380 4/06/09: House: Left Pending in County Affairs
Committee.
   27a. HB 4277: MSN!! Sterilization of dogs and cats; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB4277 3/24/09: House: State Affairs.
   27b. SB 1845: MSN!! Sterilization of dogs and cats; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB1845 3/20/09: Senate: Rural Affairs Committee.
   27c. AKC ALERT on both Bills: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3769
   28a. HJR 29: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legisla-
tive session. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HJR29 5/27/09: Senate: NOT Again
Placed on intent calendar
  28b. SJR 14: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative
session. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SJR14 3/13/09: Senate: State Affairs.
   29. SB 423: Street Gangs & Dogs. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB423 5/22/09:
House: Placed on General State Calendar
  30. Victoria: Possible BSL. To write city officials and explain why BSLs do not work:
http://www.victoriatx.org/council/members.asp
   31. Killeen: Wants Anti-Tethering Ordinance. http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=31412 To contact the city council
members and explain why tethering does work, give examples, etc.: http://www.ci.killeen.tx.us/index.php?section=14#mod_149
   32. San Antonio: Possible BSL in the works http://www.ksat.com/news/19080081/detail.html#- To contact the city council and
explain that it is the deed not the breed: http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/
   33. Waller County: Considers Animal Control Ordinance.
http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/04/10/waller_county_news_citizen/news/animalcontrol041609.txt
   34a. Fort Worth: May Stiffen Aggressive Dog Rules, Permit Darting. http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1330009.html
   34b. Fort Worth Animal Ordinance: http://fortworthgov.org/animals/ordinance/
   35. Austin: Possible MSN.
   36. Texas “humane” Legislation Network (THLN): This AR group’s legislative update:
http://www.thln.org/index.cfm?view=legislative_updates_and_actions
   37. Owners, Activists Claim Sickly Pups Come From Petland.
http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/localnews/news8/stories/wfaa090520_mo_petland.22ac4ced.html

Utah: Legislature Ended Sine Die.
   1. Utah State Legislature: http://www.le.state.ut.us/
  2. Ogden: Possible BSL (“Pit Bulls”): http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Pit-Bulls-possibly-banned-in-
Ogden/KrKGwEV6cUOg6r4XBZtupw.cspx Residents can voice opinions on JUNE 18th. To contact city officials and explain why it’s
the deed not the breed: http://www.ogdencity.com/en/government/city_council.aspx

Vermont: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 5/09/09.
   1. Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs:      Ed Peterson:     nipmuc02@aol.com
  2. Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/database2.cfm
  3. Vermont Supreme Court Ruling Supports Animal Welfare in Turning Back Attempt to Expand Pet-Related Litigation.
http://sev.prnewswire.com/government/20090508/DC1414008052009-1.html
  4. Vermont Sportsmen Win Round One. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2001&srctid=1&erid=3031532
  5. Lawyer: Courts Should Recognize Pets As “Family.”
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20090521/NEWS01/905210329/1002/NEWS01 How does one compare a pet, no matter how
loved, to a human family member?

Virginia: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 2/28/09.
  1. Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders: http://www.vfdcb.org/
  2. Virginia General Assembly: http://legis.state.va.us/
  3. Loudoun County: County Prevails In Pit Bull Adoption Lawsuit.
http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2009/05/26/news/fp175epitbulls052609.txt
  4. Smyth County: Adopts Animal Control Ordinance.
http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/southside/article/smyth_co._adopts_animal_control_ordinance/35557/



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Washington: Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 4/26/09.
  1. Washington State Legislature: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature
  2. Vancouver: Anti-Tethering is on the move. This is what the AR side is espousing about Tethering.
http://www.unchainyourdog.org/Facts.htm
  3. King County (Seattle): Anti-Tethering Study Completed by the King County Animal Control. Anti-Tethering Measure is in sight.
http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/AnimalServices/DogTetheringStudy.aspx
  4. South Whidbey Island: Donkey sports a bur in some saddles.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009265744_donkeysports27m0.html
  5. Kennewick / Benton County: Officials Seek Homes for 371 Dogs. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/1154/story/594731.html

West Virginia: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die 4/09. .
 1. Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin:
  1. Dog Federation of Wisconsin (DFOW): http://www.dfow.org/
  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 5/07/09: Assembly: Assembly amend-
ment 2
  4a. 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.
  4b. 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
5/14/09: Assembly: Read first time and referred to Rules Committee.
  5. 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.
  6a. 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
5/01/09. A. Fiscal estimate received
5/01/09. A . Fiscal estimate received
5/01/09. A. Fiscal estimate received
5/13/09. A. Fiscal estimate received
  6b. LRB-2448-2 (AKA the Smith-Kreitlow Dog Breeder Bill/WI Version of the HSUS “puppy mill bills” sweeping the nation):
http://www.dfow.org/09-24482.pdf
  6c. DFOW Action Alert: http://www.dfow.org/2009LRB24482ActionAlert.pdf
  6d. AR side of this bill: http://www.nowisconsinpuppymills.com/smith-kreitlow-summary.html
  7. 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 4/08/09: Senate: Fiscal estimate re-
ceived.
  8. Milwaukee: City Struggles Over Dangerous Dog Laws. Many want it to be a BSL. http://news.aol.com/article/pit-bull-and-
dangerous-dog-laws/317421
  9. 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.)
  10. Dare County: HSUS Asking for Donations to Fee Volunteers. (well, this is a somewhat new tactic on their part)
http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10398865

Wyoming: General Legislative Session Adjourned Sine Die 3/09.
 1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
 2. Cheyenne: Cheyenne Frontier Days Bans Video Cameras. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/19601340/detail.html
(Animal Rights Group Says Ban Will Block Internet Videos of Animal Abuse)



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


Australia:
  1a. Jump Racing: Supporters and the Opposition. http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/horse-racing/jumps-supporters-
opponents-gathering/2009/05/12/1241893982485.html
   1b. AR Doesn’t Want Jump Racing: https://animalsaustralia.qnetau.com/take_action/jumps-racing-tragedy/spread-the-word
   1c. Jumps Ban Lifted With New Hurdles Imposed. http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/horseracing/jumps-ban-lifted-with-new-
hurdles-imposed/2009/05/18/1242498699250.html
   2. Mitcham: Controversy in Cat Limit Debate. http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,27574,25551824-2682,00.html
Belgium:
   1. Ghent: Belgian Veggie Holiday. http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/headline/3907
Canada:
   1. Canada Threatens Action if EU Bans Seal Products.
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5325K120090403
   2. Non-Hunting Options Promoted for Animal Control. http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1571947
   3. Canada Criticized for Promoting Economist’s Seal Article.
http://www.canada.com/Business/Canada+criticized+posting+Economist+seal+article+website/1613473/story.html
   4. New Study (by AR Group) Names Canada As Best Place to Be An Animal Abuser. http://au.sys-con.com/node/970952
   5. Canada’s Governor General Eats Raw Seal Heart to Support Hunters.
http://www.vancouve rsun.com/news/Governor+General+eats+ seal+heart+support+hunters/ 1629555/story.html
   6. Peta Defends Their Version of Olympic Flag as Parody.
http://www.canada.com/news/PETA+defends+parody+bloody+Olympic+logo/1634943/story.html
Denmark:
   1. Reporter Convicted For Killing Fish With Shampoo. http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=10388187
England/Scotland/UK:
   1a. Hunting Ban Collapses Police Abandon Monitoring Operations. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1181989/Hunting-ban-
collapses-police-abandon-monitoring-operations.html
   1b. The Hunt Ban: A Bad Law With Nowhere to Run.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6301515.ece
   2. Support Grows For Dog ID Cards. http://www.politics.co.uk/news/animal-welfare/support-grows-for-dog-id-cards--$1299627.htm
   3. York: ARA Person Made Threats to Kill Hotel Staff If They Serve Foie Gras. http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Animal-
rights-protester-threats-kill-hotel-staff/article-1035487-detail/article.html
European Union (EU):
   1a. EU Panel Approves Ban on Import of Seal Products. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/03/02/business/EU-EU-Seal-
Products.php
   1b. Seal Products Banned in Europe. http://www.king5.com/animals/news/stories/NW_050509ANB-canada-seal-hunt-
SW.20484931.html?rss
   2. Europe for Inclusion of Animal Welfare into the WTO Agenda. http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/europe-for-
inclusion-of-animal-welfare-in-wto-agenda_100177531.html
   3. Animal Rights Bill Concerns Jewish Rabbis. http://www.bruneinews.net/story/491727
   4a. Making Animal Testing History: http://www.makeanimaltestinghistory.org/
   4b. EU Takes A Stand on Animal Research. http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/05/eu-parliament-t.html
   4c. EU Trade Partners in a Dilemma With Ban on Animal Testing. http://www.premiumbeautynews.com/EU-trade-partners-in-
dilemma-with,928
Iceland:
   1. Iceland Whaling Season Begins. http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21498,25544996-5005361,00.html?from=public_rss
India:
   1. Chandigarh: Horse Carts To Be Pulled Out of City Roads. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Horse-carts-to-be-pulled-out-
of-city-roads/articleshow/4605978.cms
Ireland:
   1. Ban Blood Sports (AR against hare coursing, hunting): http://www.banbloodsports.com/
Japan:

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  1. Japan and EU at Odds over Animal Testing for Cosmetics. http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200905160056.html
  2a. Japanese Whaling Activists Undaunted as Jail Looms. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/japanese-whaling-
activists-undaunted-as-jail-looms-20090518-bcpo.html
  2b. (AR View) Japan’s Massacre of Dolphins Deserves Condemnation. http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-japans-
horrific-massacre-of-dolphins-deserves-condemnation
Netherlands:
  1. MPs Back Ban on Mink Farming. http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2009/05/mps_back_ban_on_mink_farming.php
New Zealand:
  1. Pork Chair, King to Team Up for Random Checks. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/pork-chair-king-team-up-random-checks-
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  2. Minister Calls for Pig Farm Probe. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/2421055/Minister-calls-for-pig-farm-probe
  3. MAF Inspection Found Nothing Wrong with Pig Farm: Owner:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10573273
  4. Farmer Insists: My Pigs Meet The Welfare Code. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/central-north-
island/2424844/Farmer-insists-My-pigs-meet-the-welfare-code
Norway:
  1. Threatens Action if EU Bans Seal Products. http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKTRE53J3LI20090420?sp=true
Russia:
  1. Banned the Hunting of Young Seals. http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/entertainment/41507897.html
South Africa:
  1. Hunters take out Kruger's animals; Activists question the government's commitment to protecting national heritage.
http://www.bushdrums.com/news/index.php?shownews=2294
Spain:
  1. Is Against “Violent Seal Slaughter” in Canada. http://www.seashepherd.org/
  Thailand:
  1. Bangkok: Rally to Save Sharks from Soup. http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/140977/rally-against-shark-fin-trade-
  opens-in-singapore
  United Nations:
  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Has Begun a Gateway Portal for Animal Welfare.
  http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/animal-welfare/news/en/item//icode/4/?no_cache=1




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