Dear SAOVA Friends,
As I write this update, the Farm Bill is being debated on the Senate floor.
Senator Durbin has revised SA 3723, removing all references to expanded breeder regulation and third-party inspection. Your quick response in opposing SA 3723 succeeded in raising the alarm to the controversy surrounding this amendment - reviving memories of the extended and fierce 2005 PAWS battle.
We wish to thank all SAOVA supporters who rallied to our call for action to this devastating legislation. This brief testing of the waters demonstrated once again the importance of remaining vigilant and ready to take immediate action to defend our rights and preserve our sport.
It is obvious that the PAWS supporters have not abandoned, only postponed their efforts to license and regulate the private sector. The new amendment contains restrictions on puppy imports which, should they become law, would not only be unenforceable, they wouldn't adequately protect U.S. dogs' health or wellbeing. More on this topic later.
SAOVA remains, as always, in the forefront to protect your interests. Watch for further alerts and visit http://saova.org often.
Susan Wolf Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - http://saova.orgIssue lobbying and working to identify and elect supportive legislators
Please share this message widely.
Note from Jan -
This is indeed good news, but I urge you to contact your senators again and kill this amendment in its entirety. What good is an unenforcable law, except to give AR people some kind of foothold?