Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wisconsin Assembly unanimously passes 'puppy mill' measure

The Wisconsin State Assembly voted, 96-0, to approve legislation on Tuesday that would regulate large-scale canine breeding facilities known as "puppy mills."

Wisconsin is one of the few states with virtually no regulation or an inspection program for the humane care of dogs or their offspring, according to backers of the legislation. The state also lacks regulatory authority in many cases to shut down puppy mills, they say.

The legislation would provide regulations, set standards and require licensing for breeders who sell 25 or more dogs during a year. The measure now goes on to the State Senate.

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