A new trend has some cities across the U.S. changing the way pet stores do business.
Animal advocates went to the Capitol looking for some high profile support from Minnesota’s official first dog owner.
A bill that would regulate dog and cat breeders in Minnesota has passed its first test in the state legislature.
Animal protection groups are pushing Minnesota lawmakers to implement a new state regulatory process for dog and cat breeders aimed at rooting out puppy mills that occasionally make headlines with horrific stories of animal mistreatment.
A bill at the Capitol would make it illegal to go undercover and investigate puppy mills. Animal rights activists say the bill, which has been introduced in the House and Senate, would protect animal abuse and take away freedom of speech.