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New Legislation Targets Puppy Mills

02/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A proposed statewide crackdown on the purveyors of "puppy mills" takes aim at unscrupulous breeders who keep dogs in overcrowded, filthy and inhumane conditions.

Chloe's Bill -- named after an Illinois puppy mill survivor -- would license breeders, set standards for dog living conditions, set a 20-dog limit per license and require dogs get examined by a veterinarian before pregnancy.

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