This session will cover who regulates puppy mills at the federal, state, and local level. It will also provide an overview of the role law enforcement and the HSUS play in addressing puppy mill cruelty as well as the process involved when investigating a case. To assist law enforcement/animal control with investigations and help deter bad actors in the puppy mill industry, we need better laws. This session will cover the processes involved in getting those laws passed to help prevent cruelty in the first place. It will also cover the additional policies that can be pursued at the local level to cut off puppy mill sales outlets as another avenue in combating animal cruelty. The session will also touch on a veterinarian’s role in not only helping to carry out investigations but pass stronger laws.
- Shalimar Hightower | Animal Crimes Manager, The Humane Society of the United States
- Jenna Jensen | Public Policy Specialist, Puppy Mills, The Humane Society of the United States
Thursday, July 23 | 2:20 to 3pm In the Field Standard