One of the most disturbing elements of the already troubling puppy-mill industry is the way breeding dogs are sold at auctions. As the video above shows all too graphically, these dogs are treated poorly and are valuable to their owners only inasmuch as how many puppies they can produce. But, at least in one state, such auctions may soon be a thing of the past.
The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions has spent two years collecting signatures of citizens who would like to stop these inhumane auctions, and last week the nonprofit group submitted more than 150,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. If about 116,000 pass the certification process, then the state General Assembly has four months to either pass the ban or create a modified version approved by the coalition. We should know by early January, and we’ll post an update.