Puppy Mills Coming Back?

Pa. House is thinking about it

A House Committee Debated Puppy Mills Today (Again). A resolution sponsored by Lancaster Representative Gordon Denlinger would reopen debate on the 2008 law signed by Governor Rendell that shut down some of the most abusive puppy mills in central Pennsylvania. The Scoop is not one for editorializing, but if you’d like a dog, we highly recommend that you take a look at sites like this before you even think about buying a pooch from a puppy mill retailer—if you’re in the market for a new Fido, please check out any number of animal rescues in the area first—or supporting legislation to re-introduce irresponsible (over)breeding. [Morning Call]

While we’re on the subject, here is a photo of your Scoop editor’s two happy, healthy dogs, neither of whom came from a scurrilous breeder.

And here is a link to a bunch of pictures of puppy mill dogs. Think about it.