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State Rep. Andrew Chesney introduces bill to restrict ‘puppy mills,’ passes the Illinois House

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A bill to essentially ban so-called "puppy mills" clears the Illinois House.

A puppy mill is a large-scale, for-profit pet pet breeding company that often leaves animals in dangerous conditions and subject to disease.

If passed, the bill would restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats to animal control and shelters only. This means stores couldn't take and sell pets from certain breeders.

Freeport Rep. Andrew Chesney (R) introduced the bill. It now heads to the Senate for approval.

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