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Animal welfare groups launch landmark ballot initiative to stop puppy mill cruelty in the Buckeye State

Published 9/11 by The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States, along with a coalition of local and national animal welfare organizations and nearly 2,500 Ohio residents, yesterday filed a ballot initiative petition with the Ohio Attorney General to stop systemic suffering of dogs in puppy mills, defined as inhumane commercial breeding facilities that disregard the health and well-being of dogs.  Ohio is the second largest puppy mill state in the nation, trailing only Missouri in the number of federally-licensed commercial dog breeding operations.