AKC is barking up the wrong tree.
The AKC is against Texas House Bill 3180.
This means they disagree:
1. With the definition of
“commercial breeder” is “a person who possesses adult intact female animals
that produce 20 or more litters in one calendar year and is engaged in the
business of breeding animals for direct or indirect sale or for exchange in
return for consideration.
2. With requiring registered breeder inspectors to be both certified and
employed by the Department of Licensing and Regulation.
3. With prohibiting commercial breeders from selling, trading, or
giving away an animal before the animal is six weeks of age.
4. With limiting the amount
that a ‘dealer’ has to reimburse consumers of an animal ‘unfit for sale’ for
paid reasonable veterinary fees to not more than 300 percent of the purchase
price of the animal. The previous version of the bill did not limit the
amount of recovery.
This law will help
legitimate breeders and the owners that buy from them.
This law defines what some AKC Members/breeders don't want to
hear, which is, they are now by definition a commercial breeder, or
worse a Puppy Miller.