Animal Laws: About the Issues
The ASPCA often asks you to take action and get involved in the legislative process by helping us pass or block animal-related laws. To help you make informed choices, this page will provide in-depth background information on the companion-animal issues our lobbyists most often tackle.
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Internet commerce and confusion between federal and state responsibility are at the heart of the puppy mill problem.
Long-term tethering creates anxious, frustrated and aggressive dogs who are more likely to bite and engage in fatal attacks.
Breed-specific legislation, a.k.a. BSL, bans or highly regulates certain dog breeds. Learn why the ASPCA opposes this kind of legislation.
Dangerous Dog Laws
The ASPCA believes that the best way to prevent dog attacks is through well-rounded "dangerous dog laws."