Puppy-Mill-Placating Measure Nixed in Michigan

Before leaving office, former governor Rick Snyder vetoed a pair of bills that were pitched as efforts to strengthen oversight of pet stores but which in fact would have allowed the continued sale of animals from cruel and unscrupulous puppy and kitten mills and would have further prohibited local governments from passing stronger measures to rein in such sales. AWI submitted testimony against the legislation and noted that these bills would have reversed the progress the state made in 2015 when a law was passed to tighten regulations on large-scale breeders. Thanks to all those who voiced their opposition to these bills by contacting their legislators and the governor.