View Full Version : Wow: potential ban on US puppy imports!

18th December 2007, 12:51 AM
An amendment was introduced to a US farm bill would have a HUGE impact on the puppy farm businesses here and in the UK and other places that send puppies to the US/Canada for resale:

US Senate Passes 2007 Farm Bill
[Monday, December 17, 2007]
Late Friday the US Senate passed their version of the 2007 Farm Bill.
Below is a summary of provisions affecting dogs.
Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) has announced that his amendment to
the Senate Farm Bill to protect the health of puppies imported into
the United States has been accepted. The measure will require that any
puppy brought in to the US have all vaccinations and be in good health
as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture. Imports of puppies for
resale under the age of 6 months are prohibited.

This will return to the House in January to be reheard because of this and other amendments.