To: Bruce Bannister (SC-24), The South Carolina State House, The South Carolina State Senate, and Governor Henry McMaster

Hunting Dog Exemption from Animal Protection

Eliminate the exemption for hunting dogs from animal protection laws in the state of South Carolina. Enable law enforcement to fully implement the existing laws to protect hunting dogs.

Why is this important?

Hunting dogs are being neglected, abandoned, starved and abused due to a loophole in the SC Animal Protection Law simply because they are hunting dogs. This is inhumane and goes against the intent of the original legislation. Why should a hunting dog be exposed to starvation, abuse and abandonment versus any other dog type or animal? The exemption needs to be eliminated and hunting dogs returned to the protection these laws were designed to provide.