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URGENT – STATE OF CA to VOTE ON AB485 – CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

AKC Government Relations has learned that Assembly Bill 485—which seeks to prohibit pet retailers from selling pets (including dogs, cats and rabbits) unless the animals were obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, a shelter maintained by a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, a humane society shelter, or a nonprofit… read more

May 8th Riverside Land Use Committee Meets – Ban of Retail Sales & Required Breeder Licensing

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 The Land Use Committee of the City of Riverside’s City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 8th.  The agenda includes the consideration of drafting laws that would ban the retail sales of pets and require breeder licensing. As reported previously by AKC, the City is using nearby Long Beach’s… read more

Why Californians Need to Worry About AB485 – the Pet Shop Bill

As recent history has shown, many anti-breeder animal rights extremists continuously advocate for incremental breeding and sales restrictions that they hope will eventually lead to outright bans on all animal breeding and ownership.  They collectively consider all breeders and pet stores as substandard and inherently not interested in practicing or promoting animal welfare.  These politically-aware… read more

Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!

National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more

Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

  Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

National Purebred Dog Day Gains Ground

CONGRESSIONAL VETERINARIANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING PUREBRED DOGS New York – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL- 3], Ralph Abraham, [R-LA- 5], Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution highlights the essential and important role that purebred dogs… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

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Attacks That Doomed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ Portend Trouble for Pet Lovers

A recent decision by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to shutter “the Greatest Show on Earth” is a cautionary tale for responsible dog breeders and those who enjoy the love and companionship of purebred dogs. That’s because the same activists who attacked the circus over the last several years are taking aim… read more

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AKC Hosts First-of-its-Kind Regional Legislative Conference

Since 2012, the AKC Government Relations team has hosted Conferences on Canine Legislation for AKC legislative liaisons and state federation leaders. The popular biennial conference brings together in Raleigh, North Carolina, grassroots leaders from across the country — from as far as Hawaii to Maine Raleigh, North Carolina for two days of training and networking…. read more

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Pinellas CO. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Regulates Sellers of One Litter as “Pet Dealers”

The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled vote on problematic changes to the county animal ordinance at its February 21, 2017 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with kennel and breeder… read more

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