Oregon HB 2804 was soundly defeated after hearing testimony from dog enthusiasts and veterinarians in a dogged effort by Patti Strand and the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) to educate
Continue Reading A bill that would have prohibited sales of purposely-bred puppies from pet shops was soundly defeated in Oregon.

Rocky’s Law, S3551 and its companion A5040, would require the mandatory registration of animal rescue organizations, as opposed to the current laws providing for voluntary registration.  They would also
Continue Reading Rocky’s Law in New Jersey Requires Significant Amendments Before Adoption-Part I

Arizona bill HB 2329,  a bill titled “pet dealers: purchaser remedies” includes a repeal of Section 44-1799.11 of the Arizona Revised Statutes in the last line of the bill.  That
Continue Reading Arizona citizens and pet stores beware: Arizona proposed bill to amend pet purchaser remedies also repeals state preemption

On June 4, the regulation titled “Thresholds for De Minimis Activity and Exemptions From Licensing Under the Animal Welfare Act” which purportedly implement[s] amendments to the Animal
Continue Reading Impact of the USDA-APHIS Final Rule, “Thresholds for De Minimis Activity and Exemptions From Licensing Under the Animal Welfare Act”-PART ONE.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Las Vegas City Council voted to enact “Bill No. 2017-40 – which repeals a formerly adopted ordinance which prohibits pet shops from selling or
Continue Reading A Glimmer of Hope for Pet Stores Selling Professionally-bred, Humanely-raised, Puppies for Dog Lovers.

As USDA had previously suggested, it just posted a new version of the searchable database that had been dismantled this past February.  Access to the new version is available here
Continue Reading USDA re-posts a new version of its searchable database of Animal Welfare Act licensees