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PIT BULLS ARE ON THE BLOCK AGAIN IN OHIO

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

Ohio’s dog fighting task force convened in August without a dog owner, trainer, or behaviorist on the panel, but dog owners have banded together to get one of their number appointed to represent their interests.



I Ain’t Got a Dog

By Jim Beers | Published: 01/8/2012

All you folks out there who have a positive view of your relationship with and use of animals, there is something you should know. If you enjoy meat or have a pet, if you fish or have a relative who benefited from medicinal testing…



Letters needed in opposition to the ‘Puppy Protection Act’

By | Published: 01/8/2012

NAIA serves the interests of those concerned about animal welfare and responsible animal ownership. For more information about this legislation or any other matter affecting animal welfare or responsible animal ownership, contact…



Congress Zaps Phony Puppy Protection Act from Farm Bill

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

The long-awaited word came on Friday, April 26: the odious and falsely-named Puppy Protection Act had been eliminated from the Farm Bill that sets US agricultural policy for the next five years.



Quality or Quantity?

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

The National Animal Interest Alliance believes that personal circumstances and responsibility should determine how many pets reside in a household, but a growing number of our neighbors and elected leaders think otherwise. Slowly…



VIRGINIA ANIMAL RESCUERS FIGHT TO REPEAL NEW LICENSING LAW

By Walt and Sharyn Hutchins | Published: 01/8/2012

In the January 2002 session, the Virginia legislature passed a law defining volunteer home animal rescuers accepting more than six animals per year as Companion Animal Rescue Agencies and subjecting them to state inspections and…



GUARDIANS OR OWNERS? LA CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS VOTE TO END PET OWNERSHIP

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Animal rights advocates in California are lobbying the Los Angeles City Council to change ‘pet owner’ to ‘pet guardian’ in the city’s animal control laws, but a vote on the proposal has been postponed until later in the…



AKC FILES ‘FRIEND OF THE COURT’ BRIEF APPEAL OF DDAL LAWSUIT SET FOR NOVEMBER

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

On July 30, 2001, a US federal court determined that the federal government has oversight of fanciers who breed dogs and cats in their own homes and that the US Department of Agriculture should treat home breeders as pet dealers.…



SCOTTISH HUNTERS APPEAL BAN ON HUNTING WITH HOUNDS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

The Scottish Parliament banned all hunting with hounds earlier this year, a ban upheld by a judge, so the Scottish Countryside Alliance will take its case to a higher court.



CALIFORNIA BREEDER RESTRICTION BILL IS DEAD

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Dog and cat breeders and other fanciers conducted a successful grass roots campaign against SB 1373, a California bill that had dire consequences for breeders and did nothing to protect the welfare of animals.



HIKERS CAN NO LONGER BRING DOGS TO PARIA CANYON WILDERNESS PERMIT AREAS

By Dan Sands | Published: 01/8/2012

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AGENCIES ASK NAIA TO HELP FASHION ANIMAL CONTROL POLICIES

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Over the course of the last decade, members of NAIA’s board and staff have served on national, state and local task force bodies, on blue ribbon panels, and on animal welfare and fish and wildlife committees aimed at improving…



The National Animal Interest Alliance Goes Viral

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/6/2012

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HB 5368: Testimony of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, February 2011

By | Published: 03/30/2011

Mister/Madam Chairman, Members of the CGA Environment Committee,

Thank you for the opportunity to offer testimony regarding HB 5368. I represent the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, which includes over 95% of Connecticut-licensed…



CDC TIGHTENS RABIES VACCINATION RULES FOR IMPORTED DOGS

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/7/2007

The US Centers for Disease Control tightened rabies vaccination regulations to prevent unvaccinated puppies from entering the country. The new rule requires that importers confine all puppies that are too young to vaccinate until…



DOG OWNERS DEFEAT EAR CROPPING BAN

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/7/2006

A concerted effort by dog breeders led a California senator to drop a proposed ban on ear cropping that had been tacked onto a bill to renew and update the state’s veterinary practices law.



NAIA Resolution Supporting Animal Welfare

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/2006

Expresses support for researched and industry tested livestock and accepted animal husbandry practices, education programs that present facts of animal production, scientific research involving animals and wildlife management practices…



High Noon in Albuquerque   NAIA urges supporters: Stand with Rio Grande!

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/7/2006

Over the last 30 years, the breeder-enthusiasts who belong to local kennel and cat clubs have led the way in promoting responsible pet ownership. They’ve developed community outreach networks to educate; provided low-cost…



ALERT: NAIA OPPOSES PAWS S. 1139

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/7/2005

US Senator Richard Santorum of Pennsylvania has introduced S 1139, a bill to amend the federal Animal Welfare Act. Dubbed the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005, this bill poses a dilemma for animal welfare advocates: On one hand,…



NETHERCUTT DOMESTIC TERRORISM BILL TARGETS ANIMAL RIGHTS CRIMES

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/7/2004

In March, Congressman George Nethercutt, currently a candidate for US Senate,* promised a “full court press against the terrorists” in his presentation to the NAIA “The Price We Pay” conference in Washington…



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