Puppy Mills http://wunc.org en Puppy Mill Bill Passes State House http://wunc.org/post/puppy-mill-bill-passes-state-house <p>The State House has passed a bill that would require basic standards of care for commercial dog-breeding operations.<br><br>The "<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=hb930&amp;submitButton=Go">puppy mill bill</a>," as it's known, would apply to facilities with more than ten breeding females. Breeders would have to provide food and water, exercise, appropriate housing, vet care, and humane euthanasia if needed. Thu, 09 May 2013 21:01:10 +0000 Jessica Jones 15091 at http://wunc.org Puppy Mill Bill Passes State House Legislators Looking At Puppy Mills http://wunc.org/post/legislators-looking-puppy-mills <p>Recent puppy mill raids in Brunswick and Jones Counties have prompted more discussion at the General Assembly about the need for legislation to regulate commercial breeders. About half of all states have such measures in place. Mondy Lamb from the the SPCA of Wake County says large breeding operations are escaping through a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act. She says North Carolina regulates every other entity that houses large numbers of dogs.<br> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:01:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 1947 at http://wunc.org