Ohio probably will remain for at least another year as one of the most notorious puppy mills states in the nation.
The Coalition to Ban Dog Auctions did not get enough signatures to place the ban in the hands of the state legislature.
What do dog auctions have to do with puppy mills? The dogs at these auctions are products from puppy mills. Dogs can be injured or sick. They are treated like livestock, not companion animals.
Professional breeders who care about dog health and standards do not participate in auctions. The American Kennel Club states, “The American Kennel Club considers auctions and raffles not to be reasonable and appropriate methods to obtain or transfer dogs.” (akc.org)
To learn more, see the article in the Columbus Dispatch at http://tinyurl.com/3yzl6xu