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Minnesota lawmakers looking to crack down on pet mills

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ST. PAUL — Animals rescued from so-called puppy mills often are sick, starving and dirty. But groups like the Animal Humane Society cannot enter those sites until a complaint is lodged about the conditions.

“By that time, it’s typically too late,” Keith Streff, Animal Humane Society humane agent, told the Minnesota House civil law committee Wednesday.

He said inspections could curb issues before the situation gets worse.

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