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Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

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A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.

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09/18/2008Introduced in Senate

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09/18/2008Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S9032)
Action By: Senate
09/18/2008Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S9031-9032)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 09/18/2008
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]* 09/18/2008
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 09/18/2008

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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry09/18/2008 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/18/2008)

Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to define "retail pet store" as a person that: (1) sells an animal directly to the public for use as a pet; and (2) does not breed or raise more than 50 dogs for use as pets during any one-year period.

Exempts from requirements to obtain a license as an animal dealer or exhibitor under such Act any retail pet store or other person who: (1) does not breed or raise more than 50 dogs for use as pets during any one-year period; and (2) derives less than a substantial portion of their income from the breeding and raising of dogs or cats on their own premises and sells such dogs or cats to a dealer or research facility.

Requires: (1) a dealer to provide each dog it holds that is 12 weeks or older with a minimum of two exercise periods during each day for a total of no less than one hour of exercise; (2) such exercise to include removing the dog from the dog's primary enclosure and allowing the dog to walk for the entire exercise period; and (3) such exercise to not include use of a treadmill, catmill, jenny mill, slat mill, or similar device, unless prescribed by a doctor of veterinary medicine.