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Proposal Would Undermine Animal Welfare
April 20, 2023 by AKC Government Relations

This article was originally published in the DC Jounral on April 20, 2023. 

The French bulldog recently toppled the mighty Labrador retriever as the most popular dog breed in the United States. One huge irony about the ascendance of a new top dog is that misguided animal activists are hard at work trying to shut down responsible dog breeders so that the inevitable result will be more unhealthy dogs imported from countries that lack the welfare standards required of U.S. breeders.

At issue is a proposal recently re-introduced in the House of Representatives called the Puppy Protection Act,  one of those fundamentally misnamed bills. It creates additional one-size-fits-all requirements for dog breeding, despite dogs being the most diverse species of land mammal and anything but one size fits all. Read more. 

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