Durbin Introduces Bill To Regulate Online Puppy Sales

04/02/2011 10:58 am ET | Updated Jun 02, 2011
  • CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced a bill which would require all breeders that sell more than 50 dogs a year to be licensed and to undergo inspections to ensure dogs are receiving proper care.

Though most commercial breeders are responsible dog owners who lovingly tend to the animals in their care, according to Durbin, there are substandard facilities, sometimes referred to as "puppy mills," that not only harm puppies and the people who buy them, they also threaten the reputation of the broader dog breeding industry.

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