Petland

at Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

Opponents of commercial dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills say the state’s current laws don’t protect animals enough. So they are trying to put an issue before Ohio voters to let them decide. 

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich spoke to Ohio’s electoral college, and then signed his name to a stack of bills passed by state lawmakers in the last two weeks.

November 2016, Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

The Ohio House has passed a bill that prevents local communities from preventing sales of puppies at pet stores. But that’s not all this legislation does. 

Jo Ingles

Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn’t pass that legislation.

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Ohio lawmakers have scrapped a controversial amendment that would take away local control over sales of dogs at pet stores. But that doesn't mean lawmakers are rolling over and playing dead on the issue.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Senate is debating what to do with an amendment about local control over pet sales that’s attached to a tax bill.