Legislation that would regulate dog breeders in Wisconsin has cleared the state Assembly. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved the bill unanimously on a 96-0 vote.
It would require dog breeding operations that sell more than 25 dogs a year to be licensed by the state. The measure would also allow the state to investigate breeders and suspend or revoke their license.
Animal rights groups have been trying to get the legislation passed for over a decade, in order to stop so-called puppy mills from operating in the state.
The bill now heads to state Senate.