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New dog-breeding laws may be on the horizon

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Minnesota animal welfare rights groups say they are continuing the fight for tighter regulation of the state's numerous puppy and kitten mills through new legislation, despite some hesitation from lawmakers and large-scale breeders.

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Last year, Sen. Don Betzold, DFL-Fridley, and Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, introduced the bill, known as the "breeder bill," which would require state inspections, licensing requirements and standards of care.

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