TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 3, 2014

Four newly proposed pet laws failed to move forward in the legislature this week, WSMV reports. Proposals included placing animal cruelty convicts on a registry for two years, continuing inspections at puppy mills, requiring Tennesseans who tie up their dogs to give them at least 10 feet and increasing fines for cockfighting and dog fighting from $50 to $500. State Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, said the agriculture committee is not representing Tennesseans, and he would like to see pet-protection laws go to a judicial committee and not agriculture since these are not livestock or farm issues.