Please call or email to object to this bill. MN residents can email
me for more info. It will be heard any day now....Assigned to the
Senate Agricultural committee.
Animal Rights are calling their representatives saying we need this
bill. I watched it pass public safety last week by a VERY close vote.
MOST legislators I spoke with said they had not heard breeders' were
AGAINST THIS! Animal Rights is saying responsible breeders are for
SF2292/HF2469 are companion bills originally set to 'stop' puppy
mills. Half of the bill has been dropped, making it ineffective to
help raise standards for commercial breeders.
In addition this bill will create an estimated $900 (could be higher
or lower) fee for having 6 intact dogs. NOT even for breeding, or
relating to numbers litters: JUST FOR HAVING 6 INTACT. All mushers,
many show people, etc. fall under this ordinance.
I have case law (just ask) that shows a 35 year support BY LAW of NOT
coming into our homes, so we do not want them to start now. Searching
the legal breeders will NOT help the poor puppies and kittens this is
supposed to help.
Actually, this bill is now ineffective for puppy mills. Cruelty
ordinances and USDA cover them....BUT THIS BILL HURTS US!
My info is the fiscal report is half a million to put this in place.
It requires small breeders to be inspected annually. This $900 per
person is to be used to fund this inspection. If less 'breeders' sign
up the fee will be higher...$2500 was quoted as possible. Per year.
This bill would create hiding of the real problem breeders,who will
never pay that inspection fee, and will create a larger pool
of 'illegal' dogs, who may not be vaccinated for rabies. That is a
public health threat.
Top AKC breeders will be inspected as we cannot hide. BUT the price
of purebred dogs will go up for everyone. That hurts MN breeders who
face an advantage from outstate breeders. Many breeders will simply
decide not to breed.
It is the MOST dedicated show people who have 6 intact dogs....3 of
mine are veterans, yet count in that '6.'
SAVE PUREBRED DOGS; VOTE NO on SF2292/HF2469
SF2292/HF2469 also violates the breeder's 14th Amendment rights.
It's also punitive, expecting breeders to pay for the crimes
of 'puppy mills.'
Write OBJECT to SF2292/HF2469 to the following members of the
Agricultural committee which will probably hear this in the next few
YOU MUST PUT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IN THE EMAIL - THEY NEED TO KNOW
WHO YOU ARE IF YOU ARE TO LEGITIMATELY OBJECT TO THIS BILL.
WRITE, FAX OR EMAIL NOW!
Al Juhnke (DFL) 13B
Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL) 11B
Assistant Majority Leader
Frank Moe (DFL) 04A
Chair: Senator Jim Vickerman DFL District 22
651.296.5968 (other number I got 651 296 5650)
Link to his email
Senator Sharon L. Erickson Ropes DFL District 31
St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Senator Steve Dille R District 18
Senator Satveer S. Chaudhary DFL District 50
Senator Joe Gimse R District 13
Senator David W. Hann R District 42
Senator Bill G Ingebrigtsen R District 11
Senator Paul E. Koering R District 12
Senator Gary W. Kubly DFL District 20
Senator Keith Langseth DFL District 09
Senator Tony Lourey DFL District 08
Senator Steve Murphy DFL District 28
Senator Rod Skoe DFL District 02
Senator Dan Skogen DFL District 10
Senator Betsy L. Wergin R District 16