Ears, Tails and Dewclaws, PA HB 2532 of 2008
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- Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 13:00
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1 dog shall record the procedure [and keep the record] including, but not limited to the name of the person performing the procedure, his or her qualification to perform the procedure, and the date and location at which it was performed. The record shall be kept as long as the dog is in his or her possession and shall be transferred, with the dog...
2 (v) This paragraph shall not apply to personnel
3 required to comply with standards to minimize pain to an
4 animal set forth in section 2143(a)(3) of the Animal
5 Welfare Act (Public Law 89-544, 7 U.S.C. §§ 2131 et.
6 seq.), trained in accordance with section 2143(d) of the
7 Animal Welfare Act, who work in a federally registered
8 research facility required to comply with the Animal
9 Welfare Act under the guidance or oversight of a
11 (5) (i) A person commits a summary offense if the
12 person cuts off or causes or procures the cutting off of
13 the dewclaw of a dog over five days old. 14 (ii) The provisions of this paragraph shall not
15 prevent a veterinarian from cutting the dewclaw when the <--
16 dog is anesthetized and shall not prevent a person from
17 causing or procuring the procedure by a veterinarian.
18 (iii) The possession by a person of a dog with the
19 dewclaw cut off and with the wound resulting therefrom
20 unhealed shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of
21 this paragraph by the person, except as provided in this
23 (iv) A person residing in or doing business in the Commonwealth who procures the cutting off of the
24 dewclaw of a dog shall record the [and keep the record of the]
25 procedure including, but not limited to the name of the person performing the procedure, his or her qualification to perform the procedure, and the date and location at which it was performed. The record shall be kept as long as the dog is in his or her possession and shall be transferred, with the dog.
26 (h.1) Animal fighting.--A person commits a felony of the
27 third degree if he:
28 (1) for amusement or gain, causes, allows or permits any
29 animal to engage in animal fighting;
30 (2) receives compensation for the admission of another 20080H2532B4327 - 5 -