MOUNT VERNON — No love is lost between commercial dog breeders and animal welfare activists. If anything, the rollout of Ohio’s Puppy Mill Bill has intensified a mutual distrust. The camps share space at public hearings, but for the most part spar from a distance. Activists contend that far too many breeding dogs and puppies are confined under harsh and inhumane conditions by breeders dubbed puppy millers. Breeders insist their practices are humane and accuse activists of meddling with legitimate businesses.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles about Ohio Senate Bill 130, a new law governing high-volume dog breeders, and its implications for the State and Knox County.
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