The target of the legislation is not limited to commercial breeders. It will also limit the activities of sporting dog breeders using language that puts interpretation of what is and is not permissible in the hands of local animal control officers. No surprise, but many of them are affiliated either by training or sympathy with the HSUS. Likewise, the bill puts the cost of enforcement on the counties - many of whom simply cannot afford another unfunded mandate in these tough times. A close read of the financial impact report shows that they simply have no clue what it'll cost, but it doesn't matter since it'll be passed on to the counties.
If the Finance Committee takes up S. 460, it is likely to be on Thursday, June 24, at 8:30AM in Room 544 of the
. I will be there and hope to meet you at the hearing. Legislative Office Building
If you cannot attend, please take a moment to contact members of the House Finance Committee to urge them to oppose S 460 and the anti-hunting agenda of HSUS.
Contact for the House Finance Committee can be found here.
If you intend to send legislators e-mail, please be sure to use "Oppose SB 460" as your subject line.