February 10, 2009
You’ve Got ‘Til Monday to Help Improve Standards in Puppy Mills!
We’re on the right track, Pennsylvanianow let’s keep up the momentum. Last year, with your amazing support, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a puppy mill reform bill, HB 2525, which mandated standard-of-living upgrades for the dogs kept by your state’s commercial breeders. But that’s not the end of the story. Acceptable standards of certain kennel elementsincluding lighting, humidity and ventilationhave to be defined before HB 2525 can really live up to its full potential.
Now, the PA Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement have outlined these standards in the form of regulations that, if passed, will help ensure that last year’s puppy mill bill has teeth!
The ASPCA supports these regulations, and we’d love your help moving them forward.
If you live in PA, here’s what you can do:
Please tell the Department of Agriculture that you back its efforts to better regulate the puppy mill industry. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online to learn more and to find a letter of support that you can send to the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. The Bureau is accepting letters from the public until February 16that’s Monday!so please don’t delay. Submit your comments today.
Thank you for your continued support of Pennsylvania’s animals and the ASPCA.