What YOU Can Do!
The American Kennel club has a petition (http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/join-with-the-akc-to-protect-responsible-small-breeders.html) with close to 40,000 signatures, requesting breeders and dog owners to share their concern with proposed regulations (RIN 0579-AD57). An open comment period to address concerns of the proposed rule changes can be found at the Government Regulations site, and the proposed.
It is extremely important that dog breeders and pet owners respond and post a comment on how the rule change might affect you.
|New APHIS Rule Changes|
The Start of the New APHIS Rule Changes?
The APHIS proposed rule changes of May 16, 2012 were brought on by:
2) A scathing USDA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 2010 report on APHIS enforcement of the regulations of commercial dealers which increased inspections of commercial breeders, with emphasis on enforcement and monetary penalties rather than education & clarification of regulations.
USDA/APHIS proposed rule changes that include retail breeders. Their rationale? Several hundred commercial breeders had found a ‘loophole” and were selling retail over the internet, rather than retaining their USDA license because of the increased enforcement and monetary penalties.
The results are these poorly constructed, over-reaching proposed rule changes.
Let's see if the proposed rule changes might affect you. . .
(Courtesy of the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders)
(Courtesy of the Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs)
Additional Information about the APHIS Rule Changes
|Last Updated on Friday, 22 June 2012 12:30|