Action Alert

Florida: Say No to Puppy Mills

This action is for Florida residents only.

An amendment that would prohibit Florida cities and counties from banning the sale of puppies in pet stores is being considered by the Florida House of Representatives Commerce Committee.

Puppy mills prioritize profit over the well-being of dogs. Dogs are kept in crowded, filthy conditions, and are often denied veterinary care. Mother “breeder” dogs give birth to multiple litters per year and are abandoned or killed when no longer deemed useful to the puppy mill operators.

Dozens of Florida communities already have retail pet sale bans on the books – laws that prohibit the sale of companion animals in pet stores and encourage stores to offer adoptable animals from rescues and animal shelters instead. But language added to HB 1409, a bill regulating puppy mills, would overturn these laws.

Take Action: Say No To Puppy Mills

Urge the members of the Commerce Committee to reject the preemption language in a proposed amendment to HB 1409.

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