“A documentary that aims to wake up the American public to the horrible realities of puppy mills by following the money trail across the US and confronting those that have maintained this corrupt and irresponsible system.”
This screening is organized by Berkshire Voters for Animals (BVA) and will be held at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield.
Tickets: $7.50 general public, $5 Berkshire Museum members
Here is some information on current bills: The first one is having a hearing on Tuesday, Oct.17. Our State Senator, Adam Hinds is on this committee, so we want his support in getting this through the committee.
S. 1155, H. 1080: An Act to protect puppies and kittens
These bills would prevent the sale of dogs or cats less than 8 weeks of age, provide a remedy when sick dogs and cats are sold, regulate certain breeders, and ensure the sources pet shops receive puppies and kittens from adhere to certain standards and don’t have multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
• Sponsors: Senator Spilka, Representative Benson
• Status: in Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government; hearing October 17, 2017 at 1pm.
There is also S.470 - An Act Banning the Sale of Cats and Dogs in Commercial Pet Shops. It had a hearing in Sept. One of our Berkshire Reps. Smitty Pignatelli is house chair of the joint committee on Environmental, natural resources and Agricultural.