NY Crop/Dock Bill Dead for 2006
The 2007-2008 session of the New York Legislature will convene in January 2007 and the likelihood exists that some form of crop and dock ban bill could be introduced. It is imperative that New York dog fanciers utilize the recess period to contact their Assembly members to establish relationships with the legislators and encourage opposition to any crop/dock ban bill. Education of legislators is crucial to defeating repressive canine legislation.
The 2006 legislative recess does not signal the end of the fight over initiatives to ban cropping and docking. The purebred dog community must be vigilant and prepared for the next onslaught of negative canine legislation impacting the right to own and breed purebred dogs. The AKC Canine Legislation Department will continue to monitor legislative actions in New York and around the country and will alert the fancy upon the introduction of threatening legislation.