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Bill to prevent 'puppy mills' from coming to Michigan currently in consideration by House

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Longtime veterinarian and Michigan State Representative Hank Vaupel introduced a bill earlier this month that would require breeders to supply their entire U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection reports to pet stores. 

Any major violations would prevent the breeder from selling to a pet store in Michigan. 

House Bills 5916-17 were introduced on May 1, and are now being discussed in the Michigan House of Representatives. 

The goal of these bills is to prevent Michigan pet stores from receiving and selling dogs from unregulated breeders, sometimes known as "puppy mills." The bills will also require all dogs to have a certified health certificate from a licensed veterinarian, to be vaccinated and mirco-chipped and establishes a minimum age for the puppies to be adopted. 

For the full article, see Kayla Daugherty, "Bill to prevent 'puppy mills' from coming to Michigan currently in consideration by House", Living Daily News, May 29, 2018.

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