ISAR Model Statute Regulating Dog Breeding, Facilitation and Sales
Whereas, Congress finds that the dogs and dog-related activities regulated under this Act occur in interstate and foreign commerce, and substantially affect such commerce and the free flow thereof, and that regulation of the dogs and activities as provided in this Act is necessary to prevent and eliminate burdens upon such commerce and to effectively regulate such commerce; and
Whereas, there have been and there are within the United States countless unwanted dogs lacking permanent homes, who are a major cause of canine overpopulation; and
Whereas, a major source of such dogs are commercial dog breeders who operate puppy mills, and other breeders; and
Whereas, many of the dogs used by breeders to produce puppies, and the puppies themselves, as well as the products used for their production and ultimate sale, are transported in, and affect, interstate and foreign commerce; and...
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