Pennsylvania approves puppy mill bill
Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that makes sweeping improvements to the care and housing of dogs in commercial kennels.
The “puppy mill” bill (H.B. 2525), covers roughly 650 commercial breeding kennels, most of them in Lancaster and Chester Counties.
The new law bans wire flooring in cages, doubles the minimum cage size, eliminates cage stacking, and requires regular exercise and semiannual veterinary care for thousands of dogs, according to the Allentown Morning Call.
The new standards for cage size and flooring go into effect in one year. Some other provisions won’t go into effect for three years. A provision that allows only veterinarians to euthanize dogs in commercial breeding kennels will take effect immediately.
Posted by John Woestendiek October 9th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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