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Puppy Mill Image Legislative Alert

Urge your representatives to oppose SB 1882/HB 2824

Dangerous legislation that would represent a huge step backward in the fight against puppy and kitten mills is being considered by the state legislature. 

Although companion bills SB 1882/HB 2824  appear to protect dogs and cats, buried within them is a harmful provision that will prohibit local communities from enacting ordinances to prevent inhumanely bred puppies and kittens from being sold in the state’s pet stores. As a result, puppy and kitten mills will continue to flourish, and Illinois residents will be deprived of their right to know where the animals sold in pet shops really come from.

Even more concerning is the fact that these bills will overturn existing puppy mill ordinances in Chicago, Cook County, Waukegan and Warrenville, and will prevent future ordinances from being enacted. Illinois citizens should not be denied this opportunity. Local communities should be allowed to regulate pet dealers and enact their own appropriate laws without interference from the state legislature. 

Please take action today by urging your representatives to oppose SB 1882/HB 2824. 

Thank you for speaking up for animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a proud resident of Illinois, I respectfully urge you to oppose companion bills SB 1882/HB 2824, which will prohibit localities from enacting ordinances to restrict the retail sale of inhumanely bred companion animals, who often end up in our overcrowded, taxpayer-subsidized shelters.

Citizens should not be deprived of their right to know where the pets they purchase come from, and existing pet sales ordinances to address the cruelty of puppy and kitten mills should not be overturned. I urge you to protect pets, consumers and taxpayers in Illinois by opposing SB 1882/HB 2824.