Two important bills are in the works in Michigan and Virginia and we can only hope the movement spreads.
In Michigan, the legislation could shut down gas chambers at animals shelters. It is a cruel practice that does not take into account the emotional and physical pain the animals suffer.
While it is a tragedy each time a homeless pet loses their live in a shelter, the only acceptable method should be injection.
Over in Virginia, the state legislature is considering a ban on the sale of pets from puppy mills in stores. Bailey’s Law – named for a puppy mill survivor – made it through a Senate committee on Thursday.
Of course, any such legislation should involve an outright ban on the sale of dogs and cats in stores.