Bulletin from the No Kill Advocacy Centre, May 2011
Earlier this week, we reported that the Sun rises in New York State as lawmakers introduce shelter reform legislation. Today, Minnesota Representative John Benson has introduced new rescue access and shelter reform legislation, House File 1735, called the Companion Animal Protection Act. The centerpiece of the legislation is a rescue access provision that would make killing illegal if qualified rescue groups are willing to save an animal’s life. But it does so much more.
- End “convenience” killing when there are empty cages and when animals can share kennels;
- Require transparency in operations by requiring shelters to make their statistics public;
- Provide lifesaving opportunities for “owner-surrendered” animals which are currently killed within minutes of arriving;
- Ban cruel methods of killing; and,
- So much more.
MN CAPA is based on the No Kill Advocacy Center’s model legislation of the same name.
For more information about MN CAPA, click here.