Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup (Southeast Michigan) Message Board › Announcing the Michigan Puppy Protection Act!
Last week, Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan, the Michigan Humane Society and powerhouse lawmakers announced the Puppy Protection Act at the capital!
This critical piece of legislation will crack down on puppy mills and put up a roadblock for any puppy mill that's looking to locate here in Michigan. We will need your help in getting the bills passed.
1. Please share this email with all your dog loving friends.
2. Contact your legislator with a short personalized email or brief phone call.
3. RSVP for Humane Lobby Day April 17th and talk directly with your legislator or staffer.
Our state must act now to ensure that Michigan never becomes a hot spot for mass-produced puppies sold for profit like are close neighbors Ohio and Indiana. Large-scale breeders will have to provide animals with quality housing (no wire floors), a large enclosure space and sanitary conditions, as well as exercise and veterinary care. The bills will also make sure that these facilities are inspected regularly, something many currently avoid by licensing their dogs individually.
Left: Senator Steven Bieda (D-Warren), Pam Sordyl, Cal Morgan (MHS President), Representative Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), Senator Rick Jones (R-Lansing), Terry Mackillop (Roscommon CountyAnimal Control). More photos: Click here
House Bills Sponsors:
HB 5230 – Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills)
HB 5231 – Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City)
Senate Bills Sponsors:
SB 891 – Steven Bieda (D-Warren)
SB 892 – Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge)
HB 5230, 5231: Introduced – 12.14.2011
SB 891, 892: Referred to committee on Agriculture – 01.11.2012
What you can do:
Contact your state Senator and Representative, and tell them that Michigan cannot become a haven for puppy mills. Ask them to support the Puppy Protection Act today!
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Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan
LINKS TO MORE COVERAGE
2/20/2012 Michigan Humane Society – Announcing the Puppy Protection Act
2/16/2012 Press Conference All Speakers (18 mins) – Puppy Protection Act
02/17/2012 Puppy Protection Act (WSYM-Lansing)
02/16/2012 Puppy Protection Act (WILX-Lansing)
2/16/12 Puppy Protection Act (WLNS – Lansing)
2/16/2012 Puppy Protection Act Calls for Puppy Mill Prevention (WLNS – Lansing)
2/16/2012 Puppy Protection Bills Pushed (MIRS – Lansing)
2/16/12 Supporters Call For Movement On Puppy Mill Bills (Gongwer - Lansing)
2/16/12 Animal Advocates and Lawmakers Unite Against Puppy Mills With Puppy Protection Act
Edited by Pam on Feb 20, 2012 4:01 PM