The July 16, 2012, deadline for responsible breeders to comment on the proposed regulation changes to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Act is just days away. Now is the time to show your support for happy, healthy purebred dogs by signing the AKC’s petition at www.akc.org/petition
and by sending your comments directly to the USDA/Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service online at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0003-0001
. Future generations of Americans are counting on us.
Editor in Chief
Calling All Fanciers: USDA/APHIS Deadline for Comments Nears
By Christi McDonald
In reaction to the proposed changes to U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations that could seriously impact hobby breeders, the American Kennel Club is asking fanciers to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and to sign its petition.
On June 11, 2012, Best In Show Daily reported on what the new regulations could mean for hobby breeders. The deadline for the public to make comments on the changes is July 16, 2012, so we want to remind everyone that, in addition to signing the AKC petition, you can make comments directly to the USDA/Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service online or via regular mail. more