Archive for December 11th, 2010

Ohio state senator protesting lack of action on anti-puppy mill bill

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Ohio state senator Gary Cates will be voting no henceforth in committee votes, as a protest – due to the stalled status of an anti-puppy mill bill.

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The bill passed overwhelmingly out of committee in early June, with supporters arguing that Ohio has become a haven for puppy mills, as other states crack down on abusive conditions at the facilities. The bill would establish licensing requirements and standards of care for certain dog breeders, some of whom, critics say, keep dogs in deplorable living conditions.

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Some Oklahoma breeders speaking out against new anti-puppy mill rules

Oklahoma’s new Board of Commercial Pet Breeders held a public hearing Thursday to allow comment on the development of details under the state’s Commercial Pet Breeders Act, which will be the law of the land next year.

A group of a few breeders showed up – as reported by News9.com – to suggest they can’t meet the new regulations. But if we read the elements of the new law that cover housing, veterinary care, time for exercise and access to food and water, we see that once again it’s all reasonable and no more than we provide for our pets at home – AT MINIMUM.

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