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Stop Puppy Mills Ohio

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A legislative compromise aimed at reining in abuses by high-volume dog breeders while heading off a ballot effort to place puppy mill restrictions in the state's Constitution is headed to Gov. John Kasich.

Blue brindle dog looking on a fence
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The green light has been given to Stop Puppy Mills Ohio to begin collecting signatures on a proposed constitutional amendment involving so-called puppy mills.

A rescued puppy sits in clean bedding at the make-shift animal shelter in Anderson County, South Carolina.
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Opponents of commercial dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills say the state’s current laws don’t protect animals enough. So they are trying to put an issue before Ohio voters to let them decide.