Knox News: Dogs and skunks top topics in 2016 animal protection report

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro, Sen. Thelma Harper and Sen. Reginald Tate were named by the Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection as some of the most animal-friendly legislators in the General Assembly.

“This scorecard is a summary of how the 109th General Assembly performed this year with regard to animal protection issues in Tennessee,” said Payton Robbins, TVAP’s Legislative Liaison. “In stark contrast to last year, only one animal protection bill was introduced this year, and it faced strong opposition. Due to extreme anti-animal propaganda, a bill known as the Commercial Dog Breeder Registration Act, which would have increased consumer protection and provided more humane treatment for dogs confined in puppy mills, failed to get out of committee.”


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