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ATCP 16 IS LAW!!!!!!


This adorable puppy was born in a puppy mill and abused in a petstore.     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 USDA minimums!

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Full Formal Language (pdf)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Plain Language Factsheet (pdf)   pawprint bullet point

     DATCP 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!

 pawprint bullet point   Dog Breeders and Sellers Law Home Page (DATCP website)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Act 90/ATCP 16: Facts for Potential Licensees   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Fact Sheet for Potential Licensees (printable pdf)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Act 90/ATCP 16: Facts for Consumers   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Fact Sheet for Consumers (printable pdf)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   2009 WI 90 Administrative Rules Process   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   GOV. DOYLE SIGNS AB-250 INTO LAW ON 1 DECEMBER 2009!   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Donation Options   pawprint bullet point

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