A recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee (“A Dangerous Dogs Act of 2015?” Nov. 8) called on the California State Assembly to propose a law to allow cities and counties to restrict specific dog breeds “up to and including outright bans.” People should absolutely be safe from harm and protected from violent animals. However, this is an issue that deserves to be addressed thoughtfully, rather than with knee-jerk legislation.
11/21/2014Ohio House bill to weaken ‘puppy mill’ provisions | dispatch.com
"Provisions buried in catch-all agriculture legislation being considered by the General Assembly would weaken Ohio’s “puppy mill” law that took effect only 11 months ago, animal-advocacy groups say."
The June 2014 edition of the PetLetter includes a legislative session review, a focus on recent reptile legislation, and news on the recent pet sale bans showing up across the country.
Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets."