HB 1711, Illinois’ Humane Pet Store Bill, passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the state Senate. To stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in Illinois pet stores once and for all your state Senator needs to hear from you.
Pet stores across Illinois source puppies from cruel puppy mills where mother dogs are treated like nothing more than breeding machines and puppies like nothing more than products. The stores then sell these puppies for thousands of dollars to unsuspecting consumers who believe they are buying a healthy, responsibly bred dog. Yet, the puppies are often sick, leaving customers devastated and with high veterinary bills. Pet stores even promise low-interest financing for consumers only to push them off on lenders who have interest rates up to 188%.
HB 1711 will address these important animal welfare and consumer protection issues head-on, with your support.
Please call your state senator today and ask them to support HB 1711 to prohibit the sale of puppy mill puppies and kittens in pet stores. Look up your senator's phone number. You can say: "As your constituent, I am calling to ask you to please support HB 1711 to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores and protect Illinois consumers."
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