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H.R.835 - Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PROTECTION OF PUPPIES UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT.
‘(ii) sells or offers for sale, via any means of conveyance (including the Internet, telephone, or newspaper), more than 50 of the offspring of such breeding female dogs for use as pets in any 1-year period.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- For purposes of this Act, a high volume retail breeder shall be considered to be a dealer and subject to all provisions of this Act applicable to a dealer.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) in subsection (a) (as so designated), in the second proviso of the first sentence, by inserting ‘(other than a high volume retail breeder)’ after ‘any retail pet store or other person’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Dealers- A dealer (including a high volume retail breeder) applying for a license under subsection (a) (including annual renewals) shall include on the license application the total number of dogs exempted from exercise on the premises of the dealer in the preceding year by a licensed veterinarian under section 13(j)(2).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall promulgate standards covering dealers that include requirements for the exercise of dogs at facilities owned or operated by a dealer, including exercise regulations that ensure that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) is not a forced activity (other than a forced activity used for veterinary treatment) or other physical activity that is repetitive, restrictive of other activities, solitary, and goal-oriented;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- If a licensed veterinarian determines that a dog should not exercise because of the health, condition, or well-being of the dog, this subsection shall not apply to that dog.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. REGULATIONS.
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall promulgate any regulations that the Secretary determines to be necessary to implement this Act and the amendments made by this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. EFFECT ON STATE LAW.
Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act preempt any law (including a regulation) of a State, or a political subdivision of a State, containing requirements that provide equivalent or greater protection for animals than the requirements of this Act or the amendments made by this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink