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Ohio moves closer to tighter regulation of "puppy mills"
House committee passes measure with stricter health and care requirements
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that increases oversight of the state’s puppy mills.

The bill would hike the fees on kennels, eliminate stacked cages and require certain standards of food and veterinary care.  But Vicki Deisner of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says the bill falls short in part because of how inspections would be handled.

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 “The best optimal situation is for state employees to do it then there would not be a conflict of interest.  Right now, what is on the table is for the local veterinarians to do the inspections so often times it would be a local vet who takes care of this kennel so there’s a conflict of interest. “

Still Deisner and other animal welfare advocates say the bill is a good  first step.

Abe Miller of Professional Dog Breeder Society of Ohio says the bill is a good one, though some Ohio dog breeders describe is as intrusive government regulation.

The bill had just one “no” vote in committee and is expected to pass the full House. It’s already cleared the Senate.

INGLES on the pros and cons of the puppy mill bill
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