Despite some intense last-minute
opposition, dogs in Wisconsin have won another huge victory: ATCP 16, the
Administrative Rules for The "Puppy Mill Bill" / Act 90
officially became LAW at midnight Monday, 21 March!
Furthermore, the new law
is the revised draft as submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and
Consumer Protection (DATCP) with NO alterations. That means an immeasurable
improvement in the lives of the dogs in commercial breeding situations,
including daily out- of- enclosure exercise requirements, relief from direct
sun and inclement weather, and -- best of all -- larger living areas. Wisconsin
state law will now mandate "primary enclosure" sizes LARGER than the
ATCP 16 Full Formal Language
ATCP 16 Plain Language
can now begin hiring and training personnel to enforce Act 19 when it goes into
effect on 1 June 2011.
THANK YOU, Wisconsin, for continuing to support what is RIGHT for our state and
for our dogs!
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