GBHS concerned about pet store regulation bill

There’s growing concern over a pet store regulation bill called Senate Bill 183.

Birmingham Humane Society CEO Allison Black Cornelius said on the surface, SB 183 looks like a bill that protects consumers who buy puppies from pet stores, but she said that’s not the case.

The bill is sponsored by state Senator David Sessions.It would provide certain restrictions on the sale of dogs from pets stores, requiring pet stores to be licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Cornelius is concerned because she doesn’t believe the state can handle that task, and said it would take away local voice and local authority from stopping irresponsible breeding practices like puppy mills.

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