May 21st Update
The American Kennel Club continues to strongly oppose California Assembly Bill 1634. While AKC expects more amendments to be offered by the bill’s sponsor, Assemblymember Levine, we believe that any attempt at restricting the rights and liberties of responsible breeders—especially via mandatory spay or neuter laws—must be defeated.
The AKC would like to thank the following members of the California Assembly who have respected the rights of responsible breeders by voting against or voicing strong concerns regarding the unreasonable and misguided proposals contained AB 1634.
Assembly Business and Professions Committee:
Voted against: Assemblymembers Emmerson (R), Horton (R), and Maze (R).
Voiced strong concerns: Assemblymembers Price (D), and Carter (D).
Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Voted against: Assemblymembers Walters (R), Emmerson (R), La Malfa (R), Ma (D), Nakanishi (R), Runner (R).
Voiced strong concerns: Assemblymembers Lieu (D), and Davis (D).
The AKC continues to urge all California breeders and concerned dog owners to write or visit your Assemblymember and voice your strong opposition to AB 1634. Don’t forget: Fridays are the best day to visit with your Assemblymember at their district office!
To find your Assemblymember, click here.
For more information, contact AKC's Canine Legislation Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the Canine Legislation Department will continue to monitor developments in California, and will issue Legislative Alerts as they warrant.