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H.R. 4693 Puppy Protection Act of 2017: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.


Author:
Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Charlie Crist, United States Government Publishing Office, United States, Congress, House of Representatives, and Committee on Agriculture
Year:
2017
Subject:
Animal welfare--Laws and legislation
Abstract:
This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to require the Department of Agriculture to expand standards that govern the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals to include new requirements for commercial dog dealers. Specifically, the standards must require dog dealers to provide to dogs: (1) adequate housing, exercise, and veterinary care; (2) appropriate and nutritious food; (3) continuous access to potable water; and (4) meaningful socialization with humans and compatible dogs for at least 30 minutes each day. The standards must also include requirements for breeders to use safe breeding practices and make all reasonable efforts to find humane placement for retired breeding dogs.
Format:
7 p.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Publishing Office
Collection:
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection
Permanent URL:
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-115hr4693ih