This is what she said:
"The Cleveland Animal Protective League supports efforts to ban dog auctions in the State of Ohio. Dog auctions allow the "puppy mill" industry, which is comprised of breeders who use inhumane practices to breed and house dogs, to prosper by acting as an intermediary in the sale of their breeding dogs and offspring. Their dogs are commonly kept in small cages, sometimes in horrific conditions, and denied the ability to express natural behaviors, such as the joy of running and experiencing affection. The Cleveland APL vigorously opposes any activity or practice that results in inhumane treatment of animals, so accordingly, we applaud efforts to ban dog auctions and regulate "puppy mill-type" breeding in the State of Ohio and across the United States. - Sharon Harvey, Executive Director, Cleveland APL"