Dog And Cat Breeders Bill On Fast Track In St. Paul

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 10:05 am

A bill regulating dog and cat breeders is on the fast track at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul
A Senate version of the bill passed the Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Monday afternoon. A House version of the bill passed the House Agriculture Committee last week.
The bill requires breeders with 10 or more adult animals to be licensed. Breeders would also be subject to inspections and violators could face penalties.
“We see problems with inhumane breeding practices on a daily basis,” said Janelle Dixon, President and CEO of the Animal Humane Society.
The Animal Humane Society supports legislation that would regulate Minnesota breeders. Leadership has also testified in favor of the bill at the Minnesota Capitol.

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