Minnesota Humane Lobby Week is right around the corner (March 15-19), and the MN Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States will be raising awareness for multiple issues from prohibiting wolf trophy hunting (ew, David) to ending commercial turtle harvest. While all the bills are super important, we’re asking Sidewalk Doggers for help with one in particular.
Humane Pet Store Bill
The Humane Pet Store Bill, SF 370/HF 858, would prohibit Minnesota pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from mills. This would then drive the pet market toward more humane sources like shelters, rescues, and responsible breeders. You helped us get this done in St. Paul, and now we’re taking action at the State level.
Your March-ing orders: Set aside a mere two minutes to call or email Governor Tim Walz on March 16, Puppy Mill Action Day, to urge his support for the bill. You can use this script if you’d like:
Minnesotans value the humane treatment of animals. Our state can take positive action to stop the sale of puppies from puppy mills by passing humane pet store legislation, SF 370/HF 858, and I urge your support for this bill. Thank you.