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104 dogs rescued from Mississippi puppy mill

The Humane Society of the US recently took part in yet another puppy mill raid, this time under a joint effort with the Walthall County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society of South Mississippi. More than 100 dogs were found living in horrible conditions. The HSUS reports decomposing bodies of adult dogs and puppies were […]

More info on PUPS Act

The reintroduction of the PUPS Act in the US Congress, which would close the Internet loophole for puppy sellers – and help crack down on puppy mills – is incredibly important. I want to publicize this as much as possible, so when I see news stories or columns cross the Pack New Wire, I will […]

PUPS Act – to close the Internet loophole for dog breeders – was introduced on Wednesday

Great news today. The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (The PUPS Act) was introduced Wednesday in the US Congress. And in equally good news, it is a bipartisan effort. The bill’s sponsors, as reported by the USA Today, are Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and David Vitter, R-La., and Reps. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., Sam Farr, […]

Pack Line Headlines: Bear bile farms; PUPS Act; Puppy Mill stores; beached dolphins

Bears starving themselves to death on bile farms?: Some are suggesting bears suffering horribly on bile farms are trying to starve themselves to death to end the torture. An article posted on the Mother Nature Network website tells the story of a bear on a Laotian bile farm who was refusing food. The owner of […]

PM News Topic: Puppy Mills

Three interesting news stories popped up today on the Pack News Wire, under the heading of puppy mills. ONE – The federal bill H.R. 835 – also known as the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS) could close a loophole in the old Animal Welfare Act from 1966. The current loophole means commercial breeders […]

Federal bill introduced to regulate sale of puppies online

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin official introduced a bill Thursday that requires all breeders who sell more than 50 dogs each year to be licensed and to undergo inspections. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana. Durbin is basically re-introducing the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act – or PUPS Act. This […]

AM News Pack: dog fighting, greyhound racing, PUPS Act and animal cruelty

Links galore again this morning as we take a look at some important news from late in the week – A Petside.com blogger offers her thoughts on the PUPS Act (Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act), noting the current loophole in federal law that allows unlicensed breeders to sell directly to the public, primarily over […]

AM News Pack: Federal PUPS Act and update on NC budget cut for animal-welfare division

Veterinary Practice News offered an update Thursday on the PUPS Act (Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act). We haven’t heard much of late about this proposed legislation. If passed into law, this legislation would amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) by requiring “high volume retail breeders” to be federally licensed and regularly inspected. It seems […]