Be­reave­ment for pets among ses­sion’s an­i­mal-fo­cused bills

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

Who’s a good leg­is­la­tor? Such a good, good leg­is­la­tor? You are, yes you are! Andwe’re talk­ing to you, Mary­land law­mak­ers (in our best “pets are so cute” voice). You all love an­i­mals, on ei­ther side of the aisle — ev­i­dent from the mix of bills and sup­port­ers this leg­isla­tive ses­sion targeting pets or the people who love them. Here are a few of our fa­vorites and what we think should hap­pen to each.

JOSE LUIS MA­GANA/AP 2019

A bill would re­de­fine re­tail pet stores, like this one in Columbia, to in­clude in­ter­net an­i­mal stores in order to help fight “puppy mills.”

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