Legislation

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has participated in many legislative efforts throughout history.

1993 - Mandatory spay/neuter law passed
1994 - Animal cruelty law (H.F. 637) passed
1997 - ARL sought custody of dog in Iowa court system
2000 - Felony animal torture law passed
2001 - Passage of law against bestiality
2002 - Bill introduced to make animal fighting a felony
2004 - Felony punishment animal fight law passed
2006 - Bill to have dogs classified as livestock defeated
2007 - Legislation banning exotic pets passed
2008 - Dangerous wild animals and Pet Protection
2009 - Puppy Mill Bill
2010 - Puppy Mill Bill signed into law
2011 - Additional Puppy Mill legislation
2012 - Whistleblower Ag Bill (against)

Issue Briefs
Companion Animal Cruelty Laws - 2017


Learn more about legislative efforts and how you can help.