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NEW HAMPSHIRE PLANNING TO RESTRICT SALE OF DOGS TO ONE PER YEAR

John Yates of the ASDA:

The New Hampshire legislation is among the most restrictive anti-hobbyist bills we have ever seen. It was presented in the House Environment and Agriculture committee today for a hearing. Dog owners were not informed of the hearing, and the results have not been made available. The legislation is scheduled to move out of committee following an executive session on February 19.

House Bill 337 would:

· Allow New Hampshire residents to sell only one dog or cat a year.

· Allow a maximum of no more than two additional sales by a special permit, for $25 apiece. No one could receive more than two special permits.

· Impose fines of $50 to $200 would be imposed. All permit fee revenues and fines would be placed in a special fund for spaying and neutering pets.

· Only large commercial kennels are exempt [a.k.a. Puppy Mills].

Here is a link to the actual text of the legislation: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0337.html.


The American Sporting Dog Alliance is urging all New Hampshire dog owners to immediately contact each member of this committee and express strong opposition. It is critical to do this quickly, before the February 19 executive session.

Here is a link to the names of each member of the committee: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H06. Clicking on a name will bring up a page with contact information for phone, surface mail, fax and email.
Similar laws are on the table in Indiana. Be sure to contact your lawmakers if you live in either of these states!
If you didn't believe that there is a real attack on dog ownership and responsible breeders by the AR crowd, reading these bills has to eliminate all doubt.
 

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Wow, so they are attacking responsible breeders but exempting puppy mills? That just does not make sense.
 

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The breeding restriction bill that tried to get passed in California last year was the same way -- tons of costly restrictions and fees for small breeders, but all Puppy Mills were exempt! It's insane.
 

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So what are breeders supposed to do - kill the rest of their litter or give them away.

Why do large commercial kennels get to mass produce tons more dogs then any small time breeder does in a lifetime?

I can't even begin to understand this law. :eek:
 

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The Puppy Mill industry has the money to maintain strong lobbyist groups, is my theory of how they consistantly can worm out of any attempt to actually penalize them with any laws.
 
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