Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills

Fighting Against Pet Store Preemption Laws

February 24, 2021 Bailing Out Benji Season 1 Episode 17
Truth, Lies and Puppy Mills
Fighting Against Pet Store Preemption Laws
Show Notes

Advocates across the country have been so successful at preventing pet stores from selling puppy mill puppies that the puppy mill industry is starting to fight back in big ways.  Preemption bills ban cities from passing their own laws to stop pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs.  They take away local control and create statewide safe-havens that allow the pet store/puppy mill pipeline to operate freely.  
Tune in to this week's episode to learn how YOU can fight against these bad preemption bills and become a voice for the puppy mill dogs in your city or state.  Also, find out what you can do if you live in a state that preemptions local ordinances.  

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