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DC Journal Op Ed: Activists’ Attack on Breeder Education, Teachable Moments Undermines Animal Welfare
October 25, 2022 by AKC Government Relations

Activists Push for Misguided Law Undermining Animal Welfare

The war on dog breeding by animal rights advocates is shifting to Capitol Hill, with activists pushing for misguided, overbroad legislation that will pointlessly punish dog breeders while doing nothing to support animal welfare.

At issue is a proposed provision in the House version of the agriculture appropriations bill for 2023 that threatens to turn Department of Agriculture inspectors into rote enforcers while ending their highly-effective role as educators and collaborators with breeders seeking to earn or keep licenses. Read more.

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