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Chesney Puppy Mill Bill Passes


April 21, 2021

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) passed House Bill 1711 out of the Illinois House on Wednesday, April 14, aimed at ending the market for puppy mills by ending the sale of commercially bred puppies in retail outlets.

“Unfortunately, there is a scourge in our country of inhumane commercial breeding facilities which disregard the well-being of pets for profits,” said Chesney. “To be clear, one of the best ways to stop the prevalence of these puppy mills is to significantly reduce the demand by ending transfer of pets through retail sales outlets.”

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