Coverage for today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
HARRISBURG — Kennel owners told a House committee Thursday that a proposed overhaul of commercial dog laws in Pennsylvania would go too far.
“We don’t support a bill that makes it easy to criminalize largely law-abiding people,” said Rob Sexton, vice president of government affairs for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, which includes members who raise hunting dogs.
Proposed criminal and civil penalties of up to $1,000 against violators are too steep, Sexton said.
“Treating all licensed kennels the same (with fines) would mean financial ruin to many, if not all, kennels.”