By: Graham Garrison
August, 2018
Political action committee will tackle state legislation that could negatively impact animal health stakeholders

The changes came without warning. This spring, with no hearings, or chances for stakeholders to participate in the law-making process, the Kentucky Legislature pushed through a bill that included a 6 percent tax on companion animal services. That’s 6 percent added to the bill of every pet owner that sees a veterinarian, or buys a product from a veterinarian.

What’s worse, the taxes raised were in no way targeted to improve animal welfare, or anything related to pet ownership or veterinary care, according to Mark Cushing, CEO and Founder of the Animal Policy Group. “It’s just a chance to reach over and grab money from pet owners to pay for other Kentucky priorities or interests,” Cushing says.

Categories: Industry Trends, Trends, PetsPAC


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