"Hall said he spoke with Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, chairman of the Senate committee, and agreed with the removal of the dog-breeder changes. The bill had its first hearing yesterday in Hite’s committee." - from dispatch.com
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Let me briefly outline PIJAC’s position and explain why we believe microchipping is in the best interests of pets, their owners and the pet industry. It is also important to know that we are asking the Committee to consider amendments that take into account specific concerns we raised in expressing our support for the bill.
"The bunny ban is part of a broader bill that would prohibit pet shops from buying dogs from “puppy mills,” require more dogs to be licensed and give the city stricter enforcement powers over pet stores." - from nypost.com
"CEDAR FALLS -- The community may join representatives of the Iowa Federation of Humane Societies for a preview of animal welfare issues expected to be considered by the Iowa Legislature during its 2015 session." - from wcfcourier.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." - from dispatch.com
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.
"The ban on amphibians and reptiles, such as having a classroom turtle, will affect programs with children under age 5, the agency said. The rules cite the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the animals carry the risk of salmonella." - from pressconnects.com
"Following a wave of testimony supporting new regulations on aquarium collectors, a County Council committee Tuesday postponed action, saying more scientific information is needed before a bill is implemented." - from hawaiitribune-herald.com
"A perennial battle between aquarium fish collectors and conservationists will be played out in County Council chambers today, as a council committee takes up a measure regulating the transport of fish off-island." - from hawaiitribune-herald.com
From the moment I walked onto the show floor at Aquatic Experience on Saturday morning, I found myself surrounded by excited families with smiling children marveling at all of the exhibits. It’s no wonder considering it was a bustling hall featuring everything for the aquatics enthusiast.