Tuesday, November 27, 2012

St. Sen. Hughes Praises the Passage of S.B. 130 to Curb Puppy Mills

COLUMBUS– State Senator Jim Hughes (R–Columbus) released the following statement regarding the Senate Concurrence Vote on Senate Bill 130. The bill, which will now proceed to Governor John R. Kasich for his signature, will put into place new rules to govern high-volume dog breeders. All of the following can be attributed directly to Senator Hughes.

“I am elated that the House of Representatives has passed the long-awaited legislation to instate rules and offer guidance to high-volume breeders.

For too many years, the State of Ohio has been known as a haven for low-quality, high-volume breeders that we call ‘puppy mills.’ This is kind of careless treatment of animals is not a reputation that should be attached to our state.

This legislation has been in the works for nearly a decade and I am proud of the interested parties for their willingness to work together and am grateful to my colleagues in the legislature for taking the final steps to bring this new law to fruition. I look forward to standing with Governor Kasich as his signature makes Senate Bill 130 Ohio law.”

The Ohio Senate originally passed Senate Bill 130 on February 1, 2012. The House of Representatives passed the bill, with amendments, on November 14, 2012 and the Senate concurred with the House’s amendments this afternoon.