I just read that some states are working to pass legislation which will make it possible for them to regulate commercial breeders locally, which is where I think most laws should be! In this way, state-run services will issue licenses and perform inspections. They would also follow up on complaints and give out fines.
With an operation as profitable and widespread as puppy mills, I think this trend could be a real blessing. And having an agency where abuses could be reported will certainly be helpful in enforcing laws. It is hard to believe that anyone would want to raise puppies in inhumane circumstances, but apparently, these heartless people do exist. It is good to have a way to control their behavior with laws designed to protect helpless dogs.
Posted by: joan