The LA County Board of Supervisors approved a measure to toughen an existing animal welfare ordinance earlier this week in an effort to, among other things, crack down on puppy mills. Read more about the ordinance amendments in this report by public radio station extraordinaire, KPCC.
The measure has generated a fair amount of editorial buzz, at least in the LA-area. Most agree that it won't cure the problem entirely. Many though, like this anti-puppy mill activist - seen here with her 3-legged, California puppy mill survivor companion "Baby" - feel at least it's a step in the right direction.