Michigan: Don’t Let Puppy Mills Write Your Laws!
Update—October 9, 2018: The Michigan Legislature is in session through the end of December, meaning this bill could advance at any time. We need strong advocates like you to ensure this harmful legislation such as this doesn’t pass. Stay tuned for actions steps as they arise.
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 representative and ask him/her to oppose H.B. 5917. If you don’t know who represents you in the Michigan Legislature, you can find your lawmakers’ names and phone numbers here.
2. Send a follow-up email to your state representative urging opposition to H.B. 5917. Use the form below to send your legislator a polite, respectful email.
Thank you, Michigan.