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Maryland: Proposed tail docking legislation

Postby spinster » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:33 pm

http://www.akc.org/press_center/article ... le_id=5370

House Bill 665 – This bill as introduced would have allowed veterinarians to perform ear cropping, tail docking, dewclaw removal or surgical births and require that they use anesthesia. The AKC expressed concerns that this would not be in the best interest of dogs, as tail docking is often done when puppies are too young for anesthesia. To address these concerns, the bill was amended to state that anesthesia would only be required “when appropriate.” All these procedures must still be performed by a licensed veterinarian.

This is the PDF of the bill: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/fnote ... hb0665.pdf
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Re: Maryland: Proposed tail docking legislation

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:53 pm

My first instinct was that it was related to a recent puppy death from tail docking, but it appears to be a different state, so who knows...

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Re: Maryland: Proposed tail docking legislation

Postby spinster » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:01 pm

The proposed law has passed the house and senate...public hearing is on March 27th: http://www.akc.org/press_center/article ... le_id=5379
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Re: Maryland: Proposed tail docking legislation

Postby orhunter » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:31 pm

I wonder who will be watching? Me thinks no one....... Business as usual.......
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Re: Maryland: Proposed tail docking legislation

Postby spinster » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:33 pm

...House Bill 665 - As introduced, this bill would have required veterinarians to perform ear cropping, tail docking, dewclaw removal or surgical births and require that they use anesthesia. The AKC expressed concerns that this would not be in the best interest of dogs, as tail docking is often done when puppies are too young for anesthesia. To address these concerns, the bill was amended to state that anesthesia would only be required “when appropriate.” All these procedures must still be performed by a licensed veterinarian or by a registered veterinary technician employed by and under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The companion Senate Bill 659 has passed the House and Senate.

Action needed: Contact the Senate with any comments on House Bill 665.
More info on this and other MD dog laws: http://www.akc.org/press_center/article ... le_id=5406
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