The Georgia State Senate is considering a harmful bill, S.B. 418, that would strip towns of their authority to ban the sale of cruelly-bred dogs in their local pet stores.
Most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.
Over 240 localities across the nation—including 8 in Georgia—have enacted their own local laws to keep cruelly-bred puppies out of their pet stores and instead promote the adoption of dogs and cats from rescues, humane societies and shelters.
If passed, S.B. 418, would invalidate existing local bans, prevent other communities from passing similar laws, and roll back the progress we’ve made toward minimizing puppy mill cruelty in Georgia.
Please help stop this harmful bill by emailing your state senator today!
Sample email for your your State Senator:
Subject: Please oppose S.B. 418
Dear [Senator Name],
As a constituent, I am writing to ask you to oppose S.B. 418, a harmful bill that would remove the authority of my local lawmakers to pass ordinances that would protect public health, consumers, and animal welfare in my community.
Please vote “no” on S.B. 418 to preserve the authority of my local lawmakers to act in my community’s best interests.
Thank you for your time and consideration of my position,
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