A bill before the Ohio House of Representatives, HB 506, purports to improve the Commercial Dog Breeders Act (a measure passed in 2013), and to strengthen regulations for large-scale dog breeders, better known as puppy mills. Ohio is a notorious stronghold for puppy mills but, unfortunately, HB 506 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 representative and senator and ask them to oppose HB 506. You can use AWI's Compassion Index to send your letter.
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