Connect with us


Penn. Bill Seeks to Ban Sales of Puppy Mill Pets

Legislation would prevent sales puppy-mill dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores and flea markets.



Sen. Guy Reschenthaler and state Rep. Jason Ortitay of Pennsylvania are preparing legislation that would make it illegal for pet stores to sell puppy mill pets. Dogs, cats and other pets sold at stores like Pet Smart would be required to come from rescue shelters.

According to Lancaster Online, the Humane Society of the United States included seven Pennsylvania dog-breeding facilities on a list of the 100 worst mills in the U.S.

“It is well-documented that ‘puppy mills,’ inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities, frequently supply pet stores with puppies,” Ortitay wrote in a message seeking co-sponsors on the official Pennsylvania House website. “Consumers often spend thousands of dollars caring for sick puppies from pet stores, in some cases, only to suffer the heartbreak of their new pet dying.”

Private breeders who follow responsible practices would not be affected under the new law.

One county in Florida recently passed a similar law.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

A white FBI truck stands alone in southwest Austin before police briefing. A white FBI truck stands alone in southwest Austin before police briefing.
National News4 hours ago

Austin, Texas Serial Bomber Update

In just 24 hours, Austin's Police Department received more than 420 phone calls about possible bombs and suspicious packages.

by , University of Texas
Animals11 hours ago

America’s Best Selling Bunny Teaches A Lesson in Love

Marlon Bundo: The latest advocate for LGBT Rights.

by , Canisius College
National News12 hours ago

Cynthia Nixon Announces Entry Into Race for New York Governor

Cooler than Cuomo?

by , St. Bonaventure
National News12 hours ago

Gunman Dead After Shooting at Maryland High School, Two Students Injured

A student shot a female classmate and one other person before being confronted by a school officer.

Government1 day ago

D.C. Councilman Faces Backlash for Suggesting Jews Control the Weather

The comments are a part of a much larger, scary problem.

by , Touro College
Entertainment2 days ago

Embedded Rings: A Trend Too Far?

Diamonds are forever, and so is scar tissue.

by , St. Louis University
National News2 days ago

Cirque du Soleil Aerialist Dies After Fatal Fall During Show

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre stated, “The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock...

by , Arizona State University
Campus Crime3 days ago

LSU Students Robbed By Man They Mistook For UBER Driver

Always make sure that you're getting into the right car when ordering an UBER.

by , U. Colorado Boulder

Top Reads