Ohio has no laws
preventing dog auctions. Buyers and sellers who attend this auction come
from 15 states, and many of them have long standing, repeated violations of the
Animal Welfare Act and/or have been convicted of animal cruelty.
Many concerned citizens firmly believe the auctions serve not reputable breeders but large commercial facilities where dogs are bred to produce as many puppies as possible in conditions ranging from unsanitary to inhumane.
The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions is spearheading a new, citizen-backed ballot initiative – The Ohio Dog Auctions Act.
The measure (similar in language to Pennsylvania's Statute 459-603) will establish a statute to the Ohio Dog Law making it illegal for anyone to auction or raffle a dog in Ohio. It also would prohibit bringing dogs into the state for sale or trade that were acquired by auction or raffle elsewhere.
Businesses and groups from all over Central Ohio have been showing their support by writing letters, organizing and making their views known. But we need to turn up the volume. Our elected officials need to know without a doubt that this issue matters.
If you are interested in helping us with this campaign, we want to hear from you! Please visit www.BanOhioDogAuctions.com or contact us at info@BanOhioDogAuctions.com With more strategic action, we can end dog auctions in Ohio. Very simply, it is our choice.
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