On June 27, 2013, the Governor of Pennsylvania signed a bill, SB 526, concerning sanitation standards for animals being transported for exhibition purposes into law. The bill, now Act 31, requires that owners of animals at exhibitions must present a valid Pennsylvania health certificate or an interstate veterinary certificate of inspection proving a veterinary consultation relationship to the operator of the exhibition. The act clarifies that the PA health certificate can be accepted in lieu of a veterinarian-client relationship form, where previously both were needed.
Written by Sarah Doyle - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
July 1, 2013