OPPOSE MA HB 1445
  • Petitioned MA Legislature

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Massachusetts State House
Massachusetts State Senate

OPPOSE MA HB 1445

    1. Rachele Huelsman
    2. Petition by

      Rachele Huelsman

      Boston, MA

HB 1445 gives the Department of Agriculture unfettered power to pass regulations. There is no language regarding the involvement of the legislature to oversee approval of anything done by the Department of Agriculture. No agency should be permitted to operate without oversight. This power needs to belong to the legislature as the elected representatives of the people of Massachusetts.
The sponsor of the bill, Kay Khan, has specifically said she will not support regulations for breeders- even under HB 1445. Rules being purposed by the Department of Agriculture if HB 1445 is passed serve no purpose except to drive rescue organizations out of existence in MA.


There are huge constitutional issues with these regulations. It is clear that HB 1445 is part of an overt and systematic effort to undermine the efforts of animal rescue in Massachusetts. The fact is that dogs and cats no longer useful for breeding or exhibition are among those left homeless. Shelters and rescue groups absorb significant expense to heal and re-home these animals. Passing HB 1445 will not decrease the number of homeless animals in Massachusetts, but rather leave them with no place to go. Without the efforts of shelters and rescue organizations, the animal overpopulation problem in our state will only intensify.

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    • Angela Wash NEWTON, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a pet of my own, & I would like all pets to feel the love & respect that I ensure to my own. God is love, he made all things out of love.

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    • Frances Demiany WAKEFIELD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      oversight is a necessity!!

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    • Marilyn Breuer SPRINGFIELD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      To protect domestic animals who cannot speak for themselves, and to support and protect rescue groups who do speak for our pets.

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    • Jennifer Watson SOMERVILLE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      The homeless animal population is out of control. Breeders should not be allowed to discard animals and not pay for their care. Volunteers work tirelessly, giving their own time and money while others continue to profit

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    • catherine phillips MAYNARD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      How sad and shameful that a handful of people have the power to shut down animal rescue in MA. Truly reprehensible and without basis.

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