The 2009–2010 legislative session is underway and our goal at Animal Humane Society is to convince state lawmakers that regulation of these facilities is necessary to protect the animals. A new Puppy and Kitten Mill bill has been introduced that will give the Minnesota Board of Animal Health the authority to license breeders and hold them accountable to comply with existing applicable care standards under federal and state laws and regulations. In turn, this will allow our humane investigators (the only two full-time investigators in the state) the statutory authority to more effectively help reduce the suffering of animals confined and living in inhumane conditions. More specifically, the proposed bill will:
In our work, we see the tragic results of animals coming out of these facilities. We’re committed to working with our animal welfare partners and the Minnesota community to solve these problems. Join us in our efforts.