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OVMA testifies in support of puppy mill rules

Puppies in the cageThe OVMA testified today in support of newly proposed Ohio Department of Agriculture rules that would regulate high-volume commercial dog breeders in Ohio. [Download a PDF of the complete testimony] The proposed rules implement the provisions of Senate Bill 130 and were put together through a variety of open meetings among interested parties. A subsequent review and approval by the Commercial Dog Breeders Advisory Board, which has three DVMs in its composition, followed.

Today’s administrative hearing will be followed in the near future with a hearing before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).

Commercial breeding bill expected to be voted on next week

After multiple hearings and re-writes, Senate Bill 95 is expected to be voted on by the Ohio Senate next week. OVMA Legislative Chair and Second Vice President Dr. Patricia Haines testified on the commercial breeding regulation bill Wednesday morning. The latest version of the bill contains a number of the previous recommendations made by OVMA and other groups.

While generally supportive of the bill, OVMA has raised concerns with the nature of some of the housing and care standards outlined in the bill. Efforts to address these remaining issues continue.

Click to read the full amended text of SB 95.