Michigan: Don’t Let Puppy Mills Write Your Laws!
Update—December 13, 2018: We need your help right now, Michigan. H.B. 5917 will be considered by the full Senate TODAY, Thursday, December 13. We need strong advocates like you to call their senators in Lansing and urge a firm NO vote on this bill. See action steps below!
As you may know, most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well-being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization. That’s why over 250 localities across the nation—as well as two whole states—have enacted laws to keep cruelly-bred puppies out of their pet stores.
The Michigan House Agriculture Committee has just approved House Bill 5917 which, if passed, would strip local governments in your state of their authority to ban the sale of cruelly bred dogs in their pet stores.
What You Can Do
It is critical that you take these two steps today:
1. Call your state senator right now and ask him/her to oppose H.B. 5917. If you don’t know who represents you in the state Senate, you can find your senator’s name and phone number here.
2. Send a follow-up email to your state senator urging opposition to H.B. 5917. Use the form below to send your legislator a polite, respectful email.
Thank you, Michigan.