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Animal advocates may push for ban on dog auctions

By jim Published: March 3, 2009

Members of several animal-advocacy groups are exploring whether to ask voters to approve a statewide ban on dog auctions.

Those working on the plan hope to submit language of a proposed ballot initiative to the state for review within the next two weeks, said Mary O'Connor-Shaver, a Columbus-area animal-rights advocate.

This is all part of a long-running, tightly organized effort to crack down on dog breeders who run operations that animal-rights activists call "puppy mills."

Full story at The Columbus Dispatch.

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