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  LEGISLATIVE ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL

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BILLS NEEDING WATCHING



H.R. 2849: Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Michael "Mike" Doyle [D-PA14]
Introduced: Jun 23, 2015
Referred to Committee: Jun 23, 2015
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S. 1087: Pets on Trains Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
Introduced: Apr 27, 2015
Referred to Committee: Apr 27, 2015
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S. 1559: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH]
Introduced: Jun 11, 2015
Referred to Committee: Jun 11, 2015
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H.R. 528: Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
Sponsor: Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1] Introduced: Jan 26, 2015 Referred to
Committee: Jan 26, 2015
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H.R. 3546: Big Cat Public Safety Act
Sponsor: Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
Introduced: Sep 17, 2015
Referred to Committee: Sep 17, 2015
Read text Click Here


LEST WE FORGET

  • US House of Representatives bill H.R. 835 - Puppy Uniform Protection
    Service/ PUPS U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA) introduced House of
    Representatives Bill on February 18, 2011

    Federal PUPS legislation introduced.
    Click Here for the Pups Page

  • S.707 : A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.
    Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced3/31/2011)

    Co-sponsor Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 3/31/2011,Cosponsors (1) Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Latest Major Action: 3/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee onAgriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

  • H.R.198 : Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act
    Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] (introduced 1/6/2011)
    Cosponsors (78)
    Committees: House Veterans' Affairs
    Latest Major Action: 1/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status:
    Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

  • H.R.57 : Disaster Recovery Improvement Act
    Sponsor: Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] (introduced 1/5/2011)
    Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
    Latest Major Action: 1/6/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status:
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. " SEC. 5. HOUSEHOLD PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS.

  • HR 1154 Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act
    Sponsor Rep Carter, John R. (TX-31) ( Introduced 3/17/2011)
    Cosponsors (60)

    Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs


  • H.R.1406
    Latest Title: Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011
    Sponsor: Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (introduced 4/6/2011)
    Cosponsors (2)
    Latest Major Action: 4/6/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. In short:
    IN GENERAL- A requirement that the prescriber of an animal drug shall--

    (A) whether or not requested by the pet owner, provide to the pet owner a copy of the veterinary prescription and a written disclosure that the pet owner may fill the prescription through the prescriber (if
    available), or through another pharmacy determined by the pet owner; and

    (B) provide or verify the prescription by electronic or other means consistent with applicable State law, if requested by any person designated to act on behalf of the pet owner.

  • H.R. 2256
    Title:Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011
    Official Title: A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally. Sponsor: Doyle (D - PA)
    Status:
    6/21/2011: Introduced in House
    6/21/2011: Referred to House Agriculture Committee

    Commentary:
    This bill would redefine the properly licensed individuals and entities who can provide cats and dogs for research as provided in Chapter 54 of Title 7 of the U.S. Code. This bill subjects violators to a $1,000 fine, which appears to be a civil penalty. Yet Subsection 2149(d) of Title 7 states that [a]ny dealer, exhibitor, or operator of an auction sale subject to section 2142 of this title, who knowingly violates any of Chapter 54s provisions is subject to up to a year imprisonment and maximum fine of $2,500.

  • H.R.1417
    Latest Title: Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act

    Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 4/7/2011) Cosponsors (40)

    Related Bills: H.R.403 Latest Major Action: 4/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
    Status:
    Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

    SUMMARY AS OF:4/7/2011--Introduced.
    Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act or BEST Practices Act - Requires the Secretary of Defense (DOD), no later than: (1) October 1, 2014, to develop, test, and validate human-based training methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of combat injuries, with the goal of replacing live animal- based training methods; and
    (2) October 1, 2016, to use only use human- based training methods for such purposes. Prohibits the use of animals in such training after the latter date.
    Requires an annual report from the Secretary to the congressional defense committees on the development and implementation of the human- based training methods.

  • S.1176
    Latest Title: American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011
    Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 6/9/2011)
    Cosponsors (26)
    Related Bills: H.R.2966
    Latest Major Action: 6/9/2011 Referred to Senate committee.

    Status:
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

    SUMMARY AS OF:
    6/9/2011--Introduced.

    American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 - Amends the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption.

    Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to detain for examination, testing, or the taking of evidence: (1) any horse at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction that is sore or which the Secretary has probable cause to believe is sore; and (2) any horse or other equine that the Secretary has probable cause to believe is being shipped, transported, moved, delivered, received, possessed, purchased, sold, or donated in violation of such prohibition.

    Increases the cap on the amount of appropriations that may be used to carry out such Act.

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Section 502(a) of Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5192(a)) is amended


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PETA on targeting children: "Everything we do is based at adults." Ingrid Newkirk, PETA President on CNN, March 21, 2002

Versus:

"Our campaigns are always geared towards children and they always will be." Dan Matthews, PETA Vice President, on FOX News, Dec 19, 2003

 

What does it mean to be involved?
When negative legislation is proposed or adopted, it affects and alters the time and energy devoted to positive events as efforts are diverted to protecting our freedoms and those of our animals. It is extremely important to halt the negative influences of animal rights organizations so that energy can be devoted to all the beneficial effects that our animals can bring, such as having events that promote responsible dog ownership, etc. like showing our communities the countless types of work that our dogs are capable of doing.
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