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Federal appeals court will consider Maryland’s ‘puppy-mill’ ban (access required)

A dispute over Maryland's ban on retail dog sales is headed to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appellate court will decide whether the 2021 law discriminates against out-of-state dog breeders or legitimately restricts sales by abusive operations known as "puppy mills." The plaintiffs, a group of pet stores, dog breeders and brokers, filed ...