Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup (Southeast Michigan) Message Board › ANNOUNCEMENT: Puppy Protection Act Reintroduced!
~ Senator Steven Bieda (D-Warren) represents animals too!~
This week the Michigan Humane Society and popular lawmakers reintroduced the Puppy Protection Act. There are new numbers and many added sponsors.
Senate Bill 0117 (2013)
Steven Bieda - (primary) Rick Jones, Tonya Schuitmaker, Glenn Anderson, John Proos, Michael Kowall, John Pappageorge, James Marleau
Senate Bill 0118 (2013)
Rick Jones - (primary) Steven Bieda, Tory Rocca, Tonya Schuitmaker, Glenn Anderson, John Proos, Michael Kowall, John Pappageorge, James Marleau
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 again this year 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. Tell them that Michigan cannot become a haven for puppy mills. Ask them to support the Puppy Protection Act ! If your Senator is a sponsor, be sure to thank them.
3. RSVP for Humane Lobby Day April 16th and talk directly with your legislator or staffer. http://www.meetup.com...
Our state must ensure that Michigan never becomes a hot spot for mass-produced puppies sold for profit like are close neighbors Ohio (Ranked #5) and Indiana (Ranked #7). 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.
Roxanne Webster (Livingston County)
Photo Credit: Livingston County Animal Control