Letter: Issue would stop bad breeders

Published 9/26 by The Columbus Dispatch

In response to the Friday Dispatch editorial “This dog won’t hunt,” I find it incomprehensible to imagine anyone not wanting to fight against puppy mills and support the Humane Society of the United States’ efforts in enacting common-sense care standards for dogs.

Why, other than to fill the pockets of inhumane dog breeders, would anyone want to stop such a measure that could end the abuse, mistreatment, and neglect that’s been allowed to take place in Ohio? The Ohio Puppy Mill Prevention Amendment would enact the kind of standards most Ohioans assume breeders already meet. Ohio’s puppy-mill problem is not going away unless we act to put bad breeders out of businesses. This measure might be the only chance we have to make a real difference.

Lyndsey Mathes

Read the original letter here.