Take Action Today! Support Legislation to Regulate Puppy Mills in Minnesota!
Here in Minnesota it is Take Action Day! What does that mean? It means we need you to take action to help pass one very important piece of legislation – MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill (S.F. 462 / H.F. 702).
Call, e-mail, write a letter – it doesn’t matter which (Heck, do all three!) but it is important that you let your legislators know that you want them to pay attention to and support this bill. Don’t know who your state representative and senator are? Go HERE.
The 2011 Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill (S.F. 462/H.F. 702) will provide:
• Licensing — Require commercial dog and cat breeders in Minnesota to be licensed
• Inspections and Enforcement — Give the Minnesota Board of Animal Health the authority to inspect
commercial dog and cat
breeding facilities and enforce existing State laws to ensure the health and safety of dogs and cats.
• Penalties — Impose civil, administrative and criminal penalties for those who violate the law
Both the Senate (S.F. 462) and House (H.F. 702) bill are what is called companion bills. This means, when first introduced, the bill language for each is identical. As the bills move through the process, the language for each may change through amendments — depending on what Senators or Representatives want.
Have more questions? You can go here to learn more.
You can also watch the debate (link below) over the legislation that appeared on Fox 9 News on March 2nd.