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Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:00pm-9:00pm EDT

In recent years, there has been increasing public attention and legislative activity at all levels of government relating to the care and treatment of dogs. As responsible dog owners and breeders, we all want to ensure that those who mistreat animals are held accountable for their actions. However, legislation to address such issues should not have a negative impact on people who own, show, breed, raise, and train dogs in a responsible manner. Breed-specific laws and breeder restrictions can impact your right to own and breed dogs.

This presentation will provide an overview of the types of canine policy proposals, strategies utilized by animal rights activists, and what the American Kennel Club Government Relations Department is doing about it all here in the United States. Come learn about the tools available and your role in preventing the adoption of laws where you live that would undermine your rights as responsible breeders.