Alabama Cotton Cluster Exhibitors Meet to Discuss Canine Legislation Trends

2018-11-14 | , American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department, in conjunction with the Decatur Alabama Kennel Club and Huntsville Kennel Club, recently hosted a casual dinner and mini-legislative conference to discuss canine legislative trends and how dog owners can work together to protect our rights to own, breed, and exhibit the dogs we love.

More than 40 dog owners, breeders, legislative liaisons and exhibitors attended the meeting at the Morgan County Celebration Arena on November 9, 2018.

Patty Van Sicklen, AKC Government Relations Regional Manager, opened the meeting with a discussion of legislation trends and regional issues.  She also presented a program on “10-15-25 Actions You Can Begin Tomorrow” to improve club communications, expand community outreach, and document the expertise of AKC club members as the dog experts. 

Baba Monk of the Alabama Canine Coalition (AKC’s state federation) discussed the importance of working together to support positive legislation and to effectively oppose problematic measures.  She provided information about the history of the coalition and how clubs can get involved.

Officers of AKC clubs, canine sport and competition organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and related organizations in Alabama are encouraged to contact Patty Van Sicklen at pvs@akc.org or 919-816-3645 to learn about the Alabama Canine Coalition and other opportunities to work together on canine legislative issues in the state.    

To find out more about hosting AKC Government Relations educational programs at AKC events, please contact doglaw@akc.org or call 919-816-3720.

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