HB 506, a bill purporting to improve the Commercial Dog Breeders Act and to strengthen regulations for large-scale dog breeders, better known as puppy mills, passed the Ohio House of Representatives and is now headed for the Senate. While the House made some changes to the original bill, they did not go far enough. HB 506 still will not make life better for the dogs who suffer in these abysmal facilities where they are treated as nothing more than production units to pump out as many puppies as they can before being discarded when their breeding days are over. It will simply give the appearance of progress while shutting down efforts to effect real improvements.
Please contact your state senator and ask him/her to vote against HB 506. You can use AWI's Compassion Index to send your letter.
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