Thanks to an amazing team of animal welfare organizations, advocates, and legislators for their commitment to passing this humane and historic legislation. Governor Hogan signed three bills : HB 1662 Business Regulation – Retail Pet Stores ( No More Puppy and Kitten Mills Act of 2018), SB 675 The Humane Adoption of Companion Animals in Research Act of 2018 ( The Beagle Bill), and SB 1038 Animal Cruelty – Sentencing Conditions.
Other states have been watching Maryland’s success and have been in contact with us to see how they can pass similar legislation in their states.
We look forward to continuing our work in Maryland. Together we can pass compassionate legislation to improve the lives of animals in Maryland – and beyond!