Backers of dog auction ban end petition drive

Jun 8, 2012

A group that wants Ohio to ban dog auctions says it's short on funding and has decided not to gather the petition signatures needed to get the issue on the November ballot. The Coalition to Ban Dog Auctions gathered 118-thousand signatures over two years to put a related bill before state lawmakers, who did not take action. The coalition then could have collected a similar number of new signatures to try to get the issue on the ballot. A spokesperson says the group is not sure it has the time needed for a successful petition drive over the next few months. He says the coalition will work with legislators.