John and Barb Dorger, of Sycamore Township, write to Cincinnati.com asking for citizens to contact their legislators to oppose Senate Bill 331:
Puppy mill puppies are bred in inhumane conditions, with minimal USDA regulations, in which the adult dogs live their entire lives. Imagine not being able to stand up or turn around, and you get a picture of the type of conditions the dogs are subject to.
You can fight this cruelty by letting Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and your state representative know that you oppose SB 331/HB 573. Your representative’s name can be found online at www.legislature.ohio.gov.
Read the complete letter here.
The Ohio House Finance Committee will hold a second hearing for Senate Bill 331 on Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m. in room 313 at the Ohio Statehouse.
Please join other advocates across Ohio at the hearing!
Advocates across the state spoke out against Senate bill Corey Roscoe, Ohio State Director of The Humane Society of the United States, Vicki Deisner of the ASPCA, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez of Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin, Luke Westerman of the Westerman Family Foundation, Steffen Baldwin of ACT Ohio, and Janet Hoy of the Toledo Area Humane Society all shared their perspective on how the bill will be damaging to people and pets.
“(The bill) is an industry-backed effort that will not reform pet stores in any meaningful way,” Diesner said from the Statehouse steps Thursday. “Instead it will permit the continued importation of inhumanely bred puppy mill dogs into our communities.”
You can read the Dispatch coverage here.
You can see NBC4i’s coverage here.
You can read the Toledo Blade coverage here.
You can read WCPO (Cincinnati) here.
Best Friends has issued a legislative action alert for Ohioans to contact their representative to ask that they oppose SB 331/HB573. Click here to take action via Best Friends!