This is a press release from AKC opposing AB1634.
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Below, please find a press release on the resolution opposing
Assembly Bill 1634.
Regards, AKC Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daisy Okas
Date: June 13, 2007 Phone: 212-696-8343
AKC DELEGATE BODY PASSES RESOLUTION OPPOSING CA AB 1634
New York, NY -A resolution proposed by the American Kennel Club(r)
Board of Directors opposing California Assembly Bill 1634 was
unanimously adopted by the AKC(r) Delegate Body at its quarterly
meeting, held Monday, June 11, 2007, in Las Vegas. The bill would
require all dogs and cats over the age of four months to be spayed or
neutered unless the owners qualify for and obtain an intact animal
permit. The AKC Delegates, who represent 599 member clubs out of the
nearly 5,000 AKC affiliated clubs nationwide (more than 460 of them in
California), issued the following resolution on Monday in response to
proposed Assembly Bill 1634:
"Be it resolved that the Delegates of the American Kennel Club declare
that the enactment of AB1634 in the State of California would 1) be
detrimental to the sport of purebred dogs; 2) fail to achieve the
results it purports to espouse; and 3) cost the State of California
its communities tens of millions of dollars in lost revenues.
Be it further resolved that the Delegates of the American Kennel Club
urge the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly of the State of
California to defeat AB1634."
"This resolution represents our steadfast opposition to this bill and
any others which unfairly target the responsible breeders that make up
our constituency,our constituency," said AKC President and CEO
deeply concerned about the problems irresponsible dog
irresponsible breeding, and inadequate animal control can cause a
community; however, mandatory spaying and neutering has proven to be
ineffective solution because it fails to address the heart of the
issue-irresponsible ownership. The AKC and its clubs support
non-discriminatory, fair, effective and enforceable legislation that
addresses the pertinent animal issues in the community. "
The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit
organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in
the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United
The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry,
promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and
Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs
organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family
companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the
rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More
than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held
AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility,
obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events,
hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations
include the AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal
and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit
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all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks
service marks of The American
Kennel Club, Inc.
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