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Washington, Pet Stores, Dog Breeders, Breeding, Pet Industry

URGE Washington House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business to OPPOSE HB1424

Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

HB1424 is an overreaching and misguided measure seeking to over-regulate law-abiding breeders and pet stores. 

  • HB1424 is a biased measure against pet store businesses AND breeders, crafted and driven by animal rights groups over-regulate these legal businesses out of business.
  • Sponsored by Representatives Walen, Ybarra, Springer, Simmons, Ramel, and Berg, HB1424 overregulates law-abiding pet stores and breeders while "non-profit" shelters and rescues are exampt from this onerous proposed legislation. 
  • If passed, HB1424 would implement non-state employees with no expertise or training to enforce the new rules. 
  • Animal Control agencies are often biased against pet stores and breeders which would prompt concerns of targeted enforcement of new rules if HB1424 were to pass.
  • HB1424 places an unconstitutional  limit on the number of dogs a breeder can possess to 50 intact dogs over the age of six months. 
  • The limitation of 50 intact dogs over the age of six months is arbitrary, capricious, and unconstitutional.
  • HB1424 is written with a clear bias against both pet stores and breeders with the desire to put both out of business because they do not align with the ideology of the bill sponsors and the animal rights groups which urged Representatives Walen, Ybarra, Springer, Simmons, Ramel, and Berg to put forth this measure. 

If you wish to testify remotely on February 11, 2021, you may register to do so by clicking this link: HERE

Please click the tab below and customize the boilerplate letter to make it your own and urge the Members of the Washington Consumer Protection & Business Committee to VOTE NO on HB1424. 


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