Tag: animal welfare act
The White Coat Waste Project, which defines itself as a “taxpayer watchdog group representing more than 2 million liberty-lovers and animal-lovers who all agree: taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay over $15 billion every year for wasteful and cruel experiments on dogs, cats, monkeys and other animals,” honored Crist for his work to cut down on using public funds to test on animals.
According to Crist’s office, the proposal would have pet purchasers have access to a “‘Petfax’ report detailing the conditions in which the animal was bred, raised, and cared for” and “sellers of dogs and cats would have to divulge any violations of the Animal Welfare Act by the breeder, and the health history of the animal.” Crist’s proposal would also penalize sellers and breeders who engage in animal abuse.
Last week, Crist and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., joined Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson (R-PA), to bring out the “Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act” which “would protect dogs from unscrupulous breeders.