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Speak Up For MN Dogs And Cats ! Calls Needed Before Thurs, Feb 21, 2013 ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, dogs, cats, protection, pets, environment, suffering, law )

- 1948 days ago -
The Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation bill - H.F. 84 - passed the House Civil Law Committee and is now on its way to be heard in the House Public Safety Finance & Policy Committee on Thursday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. There is no State law

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Cher C (1429)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:28 am

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House Public Safety Finance & Policy Committee Members

Representative Michael Paymar – Chair and Coauthor (District 64B) – no need to call him; he is a co-author.

Representative Paul Rosenthal – Vice Chair (District 49B) – 651-296-7803

Representative Tony Cornish (District 23B) – 651-296-4240

Representative Debra Hilstrom (District 40B) – 651-296-3709

Representative Brian Johnson (District 32A) – 651-296-4346

Representative Tim Kelly (District 21A) – 651-296-8635

Representative Andrea Keiffer (District 53B) – 651-296-1147

Representative John Lesch (District 66A) – no need to call him; he is the author.

Representative Kathy Lohmer (District 39B) – 651-296-4244

Representative Joe Mullery (District 59A) – 651-295-4262 – also a co-author

Representative Jim Newberger (District 15B) – 651-296-2451

Representative Shannon Savick (District 27A) – 651-296-8216

Representative Dan Schoen (District 54A) – 651-296-4342

Representative Steve Simon (District 46B) – 651-296-9889

Representative Erik Simonson (District 7B) – 651-296-4246

Representative Linda Slocum (District 50A) – 651-296-7158

Representative Mark Uglem (District 36A) – 651-296-5513

Representative John Ward (District 10A) – 651-296-4333


Cher C (1429)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:28 am

The Problem

There is no State law to license, inspect or regulate commercial dog and cat breeders in Minnesota. The problem is inhumane breeding practices. Minnesota is among the top producers of puppies in the United States with some of the largest breeding kennels in the nation – housing 300, 600 or over 1,000 dogs and puppies. Kittens are also mass-produced inMinnesota. Many dogs and cats live out their lives in small, overcrowded wire cages and are bred repeatedly. Their cages are often stacked, allowing feces and urine to fall onto the animals below. Animals may be malnourished from inadequate food and water, receive little or no veterinary care, are stressed from constant confinement and neglect, have fleas, worms, etc. Many have deformed paws, are severely matted, or are burned from sitting and standing in urine and feces. And, they are rarely, if at all, provided human socialization.

While many breeders in Minnesota act responsibly, there are those who keep dogs and cats in deplorable conditions and are willing to make a profit at the expense of the animal’s health and wellbeing. The puppies and kittens are sold to the public and many are sick, diseased, and have genetic problems.


Cher C (1429)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:28 am

The Solution

H.F. 84 addresses the problem by giving the State of Minnesota the authority to:

License - Require commercial dog and cat breeders inMinnesota to be licensed;
Inspect and Enforce – Give legal authority to the MN Board of Animal Health to inspect commercial dog and cat breeding facilities and enforce existing State laws to ensure animal care standards are met; and
Penalties - Impose civil, administrative and criminal penalties for those who violate the law.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:52 am
Noted and i went through all the info but i think this applies only to Minni.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:01 am
Noted, 5 calls made, twittered and google shared. Thanks for all of the info Cher.

Karen Avery (118)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:12 am
Well Done Cher!

. (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:45 am
Noted - thank you dear Cher

Pat B (356)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:10 am
Thank you, Cher, for this.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:03 pm
Noted and Tnx Cher :-0

. (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:19 pm
Dear God what a terrible picture.

Christine S (134)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:08 pm
Must stop the idiots who insist on buying puppies from pet stores and the internet- they are the ones that keep the puppy mills profitable!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:06 pm
Noted - I pray that these poor animals get the much needed help they deserve.

Wendy J F (62)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:54 pm
Thank you, noted.

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:59 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:16 am
They need our voice

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:40 am

Louise G (1)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:50 am
Noted, thanks!

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:45 am
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