How much is that doggy in the window? JK he's not for sale.

How much is that doggy in the window? JK he's not for sale.

Last week, a dozen or so puppies joined Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in Annapolis as he signed a historic law banning the retail sale of puppies and kittens.

Animal rights advocates argue the law will cut off demand for dogs born in “puppy mills,” which breed pups in poor conditions. But pet store owners say their dogs come from USDA-approved breeders and the ban will do little more than drive their businesses to bankruptcy.

Kojo explores the distinctions between breeders and puppy mills, and who will be targeted by the new law.


  • Chris Foschini Store Owner, Pet N Pals
  • Amy Jesse Director of Puppy Mill Policy, The Humane Society; @HumaneSociety
  • Robert Likins Vice President for Government Affairs, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council; @PIJAC4PETS

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