Oklahoma steps closer to passing its breeding bill

Late Wednesday night, NewsOn6.com reported Oklahoma’s Commercial Pet Breeders Act was easily given the thumbs ups in the state House.

The bill, designed to address the state’s puppy-mill problem, will need a signature from the governor as a final step.

From what I’m reading, this was the better of two bills that had been working their way through the Oklahoma legislature. The other bill, which was lost in a Senate vote on Tuesday, contained language for “voluntary” compliance. Not good.

The Tulsa World story notes Senate Bill 1712 will require licensing for breeders with 11 or more dogs or cats intended for breeding for commercial purposes. And these facilities will be subject to annual inspections under the measure.

The act would also create a Board of Commercial Pet Breeders.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by PCR on April 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

    YEA!!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Debbie Bull on April 23, 2010 at 6:02 am

    GREAT news! It’s about time the lawmakers realize that this torture of dogs is no longer acceptable. We still have a long way to go.

    Reply

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