Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

//Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

Weather-related disasters such as floods and wildfires are occurring more frequently and with increasing intensity across the United States. While there is a federal law that requires state and local authorities to consider household pets and service animals in their disaster contingency plans, it doesn’t address hundreds of thousands of animals held in American businesses, institutions and enterprises, specifically those in puppy mills, research facilities, zoos, circuses and aquariums regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress today will remedy that by requiring all such enterprises to create emergency response plans for the animals in their care, so that they are not simply abandoned when disaster strikes.

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By |2019-02-09T15:02:55+00:00February 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

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Among other things, Pat Biswanger is an animal lover, a lawyer, a professor of law, and a grandmother. She is also executive director of the Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania and welcomes your comments, questions, and suggestions about the Federated: pbiswanger@pafederatedhumane.org.