Texas Senate approves new pet breeding regulations
The Texas state Senate approved new regulations Monday on dog and cat breeders, along with new fees and licensing requirements. Now the bill will got back to the House for the approval of amendments that were added by the Senate.
Commercial breeders are defined as those who sell or exchange 20 or more animals each year and have 11 or more breeding females.
Chron.com reports – “” Breeders would have to be licensed and undergo yearly inspection, as well as provide basic grooming, a yearly veterinary exam and clean caging to animals. “”
But unfortunately, breeders of greyhounds, herding or hunting dogs are exempt.
And once again, opponents are trying to suggest regulations that target puppy-mill breeders will put quality breeders out of business. So because they incorrectly believe this, these opponents don’t want – yearly inspections, licensing, basic grooming, yearly vet exams and clean cages.
This argument just doesn’t add up and has no basis in logic at all. The reality is, these folks don’t want to see any reasonable regulations on breeding, because it might cut into profits or force breeders to provide humane care for there dogs and cats.