This bill has a definition of pain and suffering far too vague and broad. By this new definition socializing an anxious dog would count as abuse since they would be in mild mental discomfort. If you live in Washington I’d make a big fuss and reach out to your representatives/senators pronto.
I can’t imagine the abuse cases that will be reported due to genetically nervy dogs that may be fearful. There are many people that think that any dog that submissively pees has been abused. Along with ecollars, prong collars, haltis. Heck anything that the dog doesn’t like would count as suffering. My roommate’s dog sounds and acts like she’s being murdered when her nails are being trimmed. I’ve never got the quick on her.