Legislation Alert: S.F. No. 121 - Minnesota Dog Kennel Bill

A bill was just introduced to the Minnesota Senate that could potentially effect all of us, the rules on kennels (tethering, housing, feeding, spaying, debarking, licensing, etc.) would be too much for most of us to continue to exist.

S.F. No. 121,  as introduced - 85th Legislative Session (2007-2008) 

Please read the bill, get hold of your legislatures NOW, and do the following advice from a past musher who is now a lawyer:

"You should call Tony Lourey. He is the vice chair of the committee that is considering this bill. He knows farm type issues and should be supportive. His number is 651.296.0293. He is new and his mother is Becky Lourey. Tell him that the bill should be killed or that mushing kennels should be exempted. The problem is that the committee that has this bill is full of legislators that would support this kind of bill. Second, keep on tracking the bill by signing up for “my bills” alerts on the legislative web site"

Roger Berg
President Minnesota Federation of Field Trial Clubs

From: AKC's Canine Legislation Department [mailto:mba@akc.org]
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:27 AM
Subject: MN Dog and Cat Breeders Act Aims to Regulate Breeders

January 29, 2007

Dear Minnesota Judges, Delegates, Club Officers or Legislative Liaisons,

Minnesota Senate Bill 121, known as the Dog and Cat Breeders Bill, has been introduced by Senators Betzold and Koering. It seeks to establish breeder licensing, inspection of all "kennels", and unproven care standards. If passed and signed into law, the changes imposed by this bill would have a profound impact on dog breeders in Minnesota. It is imperative that breeders and concerned dog owners contact their senator and the committee chairman to express their opposition.

To read more about this bill, and how to contact Senate Committee members please visit the link:
The American Kennel Club

Thank you for your continued support of Canine Legislation!

The Canine Legislation Department

Note: Roger & Frank will be meeting with several senators and Roger will be at the committee hearing in an effor to stop this bill.