We want to show our support for Bill Number OH H.B. 223 & S.B. 173, which requires a person operating a breeding kennel to obtain an annual regulated dog breeding license; establishes specified standards applicable to regulated dog breeding kennels and regulated dog intermediaries related to the feeding, care, and living conditions of dogs; requires inspections of regulated dog breeding kennels to be conducted without prior notification. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: http://www.columbusdogconnection.com/PuppyMillBill.htm
"Several hundred thousand puppies are shipped cross-country to be sold in pet shops, but many are sold via newspaper classifieds or Internet sites and are often accompanied by false claims such as, 'We'd never sell puppies from a puppy mill' or promises that the puppies are 'home raised,' 'farm raised,' or 'raised with kids/grandkids.' The ploys of the puppy mill are designed to dupe a well-intentioned family into buying a puppy and keeping the engine of cruelty working overtime." ---from http://stoppuppymills.org/
When this bill passes, it will help prevent dishonest sellers from attempting to take advantage of decent people who do not want to perpetuate the cycle of cruelty.
Dear Honorable Members of the Ohio House and Senate, and Governor Ted Strickland:
We, animal advocates throughout the world, are now focusing on OH H.B. 223 & S.B. 173 with abated breath.
We strongly support these bills and any other legislation that may protect the welfare of these canines from the blind greed of the puppy mill operators and unethical back-yard breeders. Though this will not completely halt the problem of dog abuse by these breeders, we see this legislation's enforcement as a valuable first step in ensuring the welfare of all dogs in Ohio.
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