HR 835

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 835

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 28, 2011

Mr. GERLACH (for himself, Mr. FARR, Mrs. CAPPS, and Mr. YOUNG of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide further protection for puppies.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. PROTECTION OF PUPPIES UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT.

`(bb) is nonsolid, nonwire flooring, if the nonsolid, nonwire flooring--

`(AA) is safe for the breed, size, and age of the dog;

`(BB) is free from protruding sharp edges; and

`(CC) is designed so that the paw of the dog is unable to extend through or become caught in the flooring;

SEC. 3. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 4. EFFECT ON STATE LAW.

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