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GROVE CITY - "That decision came just days after Gov. John Kasich signed a law that will override the source of the confrontation — a new Grove City law that would have restricted where the national pet store chain's Grove City store could purchase its dogs. The Grove City law was set to become effective Sunday." - Columbus Dispatch


MUNDELEIN - Mundelein’s Village Board voted Monday to require pet shops to disclose the origin of their animals, a step back from a plan discussed last month that would have banned so-called puppy mill sales. - from Chigago Tribune


NORTH LAS VEGAS - "The City Council is set to discuss a new law that would require those shops to only sell animals that come from shelters, rescues, or non-profits. The goal is to find homes for the animals already in our community and keep puppy mill animals out of pet stores." - from KTNV 13


MUNDELEIN - "Schroeder said she has sold non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs for more than 15 years, mostly from her home in Wadsworth until moving to Long Grove last year. She said her dogs come from reputable breeders and she complies with all state laws." - from Chicago Tribune


SAFETY HARBOR – “A topic first brought to the commission by a concerned resident about a year ago was passed by the City Commission as a new ordinance Monday prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs within city limits.” – from Tampa Bay Times


TRENTON - "Mike Bober, CEO and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, said that, with New Jersey already being one of the most regulated states in the industry through laws already on the books, Lesniak’s latest bill is too much." - from NJ Biz


JOHANNESBURG - "The United Nations has banned global trade in wild African Grey Parrots, prized for their ability to imitate human speech, to help counter a decline in numbers caused by trafficking and forest loss." - from Reuters US News


KAILUA-KONA - "An appeals court has ruled that about 50 Hawaii businesses with permits to catch fish bound for aquariums do not need environmental assessments to receive the state permits allowing them to collect the fish." - from Honolulu Star Advertiser