State Advocacy Issue

 Language contained in Missouri HB 481, signed into law on July 10, 2009

No political subdivision of the state nor any local government, city or county, or any agency, authority, board, commission, department or officer thereof, shall enact any ordinance or promulgate or issue any regulation, rule, policy, guideline or proclamation describing the relationship between persons and domestic animals as other than persons may or can own domestic animals.

Source:  AVMA State Legislative Update, July 2009
Contact:   Adrian Hochstadt, AVMA, Assistant Director, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.