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Assembly Bill 368

Relating To: Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Animal Wellness Action Notified Date 6/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/24/2021

Comments
While we supported the original bill and most of the language within, we can no longer support the amended version that essentially gives blanket immunity for hound hunters for injury or death to their dogs.
Humane Society of the United States, The Notified Date 8/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
8/20/2021

Comments
ASA 1 defeats the original intent of AB 368 - to strengthen cruelty protections for companion animals - by removing protections for hunting dogs. ASA 1 also contains added language that could disproportionately impact multigenerational families.
League of Humane Voters-Wisconsin Notified Date 5/28/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/28/2021

Roadside Zoo News Notified Date 8/30/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/30/2021

UnChain Wisconsin Notified Date 6/8/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/8/2021

Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association Notified Date 6/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/4/2021

Wisconsin Companion Animal Network Notified Date 6/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/3/2021

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Notified Date 8/24/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
8/24/2021

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 8/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/23/2021

Comments
Farm Bureau supports bill as amended by ASA1
Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc Notified Date 6/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/3/2021

Wisconsin Humane Society Notified Date 10/12/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/12/2021

Comments
The bill as amended would do more harm than good for animals. ASA 1 creates a loophole by removing cruelty protections for dogs used for hunting. In addition, ASA 1 would have a disproportionate impact for multi-generational families and their pets.
Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, Inc Notified Date 6/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/3/2021

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
9.00
2021
July - December
49.00
2022
January - June
7.00
2022
July - December
Total 65.00
Humane Society of the United States, The 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
18.00
2022
January - June
7.00
2022
July - December
Total 25.00
UnChain Wisconsin 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
7.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association 2021
January - June
8.00
2021
July - December
7.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15.00
Wisconsin Humane Society 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
17.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 17.00