Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Nitro’s Law on Sunday. The legislation carries the name of a Rottweiler who was among eight dogs who died from starvation at a dog-training facility.
The guilty party was sentenced to only four months in jail, because at the time it was minor misdemeanor. As has been the case too many times over too many years in too many states, acts of extremely cruelty have been met with less than a slap on the wrist.
So this new law targets cruelty at licensed kennels in the state. But as is the case with other stories, there’s the good news and some bad news. An Examiner.com article explains:
Nitro’s Law affects all commercial breeding, boarding, and training facilities. The law, however has no relevance to large scale breeding operations known as puppy mills.
Another step in the right direction, but the puppy millers manage to slip away in the night.
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