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Week in Review - August 17, 2012
The animals were seized this week by the Humane Society of Richland County. Humane agent Missy Houghton said the Chihuahuas and Shar-Peis were not healthy, suffering from skin issues, eye problems, fleas, overgrown nails and decay.
The 37-year-old manager of an alleged Waimanalo puppy mill pleaded not guilty Thursday to 153 misdemeanor animal cruetly charges and asked for a jury trial.
Ohio has become a haven for high-volume breeders, adding another doleful distinction to the state's terrible reputation for indifference to animal welfare.
"I think it is premature at this point to speculate what the bill will look like but my intent would be to provide the necessary legislation to easily define what a puppy mill truly is and what it is not, shut down existing puppy mills, and not provide solutions to problems that do not currently exist," [Republican Rep. Jason Saine of Denver, N.C] said. "In other words, let's be very specific and get a win for these animals and punish those who would do this to them."