Puppy Protection Act Approved by the Senate
by David Milner
Posted on February 20, 2002
Legislation intended to improve conditions at commercial dog breeding facilities or "puppy mills" was recently approved by the United States Senate.
Require that female dogs be at least one year old before being bred
allow the breeding of female dogs no more than three times during any two-year period require dogs to be socialized with people and other dogs make mandatory the revocation of a breeder's license if he or she is cited for three or more violations of the Animal Welfare
Many dogs at breeding facilities suffer because of overbreeding, inbreeding, overcrowding, poor nutrition and a lack of veterinary care
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