Stronger regulations have failed to correct Pennsylvania’s status as one of the worst states in the nation for “puppy mills” — mass breeders of dogs that produce as many animals as possible as commercial products with scant regard for their welfare.

A dozen Pennsylvania kennels, including seven in Lancaster County alone, are among the Humane Society’s “Horrible Hundred” breeders. Rather than increasing regulation of those operations, several state lawmakers plan to dry up their markets.

Two Allegheny County Republicans, Sen. Guy Reschentalher and Rep. Jason Ortitay, have introduced… Read the full story here: