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Proposed animal abuse legislation at federal, state levels

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by Marty, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Marty

    Marty Banned

    France -- Animal advocates hope dogfighting and puppy mill scandals will breed tougher animal abuse laws. Here is a look at legislation already proposed:

    Virginia: A bill was filed to add organized dogfighting as a qualifying offense under the state's racketeering law, which would mean tougher sentences.

    Georgia: A Senate-passed bill awaiting House action would increase penalties for dogfighting and make it illegal for a person to own, breed, purchase or transport a dog for fighting.

    Ohio: Legislation was introduced that would increase penalty for fighting animals and allow seizure of property to pay for caring for or euthanizing the animals.

    Indiana: Legislation has been filed to increase penalties for fighting dogs or owning fighting dogs and for attending dogfights.

    Oklahoma: A bill is being prepared to require regulation of breeders who have 25 or more dogs, cats, puppies or kittens.

    Pennsylvania: Gov. Ed Rendell has called for broad regulatory changes for kennels, including larger cages and mandatory exercise for dogs.

    Wisconsin: A bill was introduced to require dog breeders to get a state license, provide humane care and reimburse buyers for veterinary bills.

    Federal: The Senate passed a farm bill that included a ban on possessing, training or breeding fighting dogs and a ban on the import of puppies for commercial sale if they are under 6 months old.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/30/america/Dog-Laws-Glance.php
     
  2. Bullyson

    Bullyson CH Dog

    It wont be long and the dogs will have more freaking rights than we do. :(
     
  3. webmistress

    webmistress Banned

    HB 2516 in AZ. Mandatory spay/nueter. Do a Google to find out the bad news.If you live here, get busy and write some letters and make some phone calls.
     
  4. simms

    simms CH Dog

    These shelters and humain orgs need to be taken to task! A little forced accountability on thier part and the general public could see just how humain these folks are.

    When you donate your time and money.....know that little bennifits these animals that they are supposedly crusaiding for. Most of your efforts go towards lobbying and padding thier pockets. Directly or indirectly...
     

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