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Dog Breeding Bill

Updated: Friday, April 12 2013, 07:32 PM EDT

Commercial dog breeders could soon face tougher standards in North Carolina. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including two from the mountains, filed a bill Thursday that would define the standards of care.


The bill would requires all commercial dog breeders to provide their animals with fresh food and water, room to exercise, appropriate veterinary care and humane euthanasia, if needed. Violators would face misdemeanor charges which would include a fine up to $1,000 dollars.


Unlike similar bills that failed in the past, Representative Nathan Ramsey says this new bill will not require breeders to be licensed or regulated by the state in any way, just to take decent care of their dogs. Representative Chuck McGrady from Henderson County is also co-sponsoring the bill.


By Karen Wynne


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Dog Breeding Bill


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