No dogs for sale? Cities ban pet store animals
Hopefully, this trend will continue. Please forward. Thanks.
June 08, 2010
Wouldn’t this be wonderful if it takes off all around the country? More
and more people are realizing that pet store animals come from puppy mills and
live the most miserable lives possible. Adopting a shelter/homeless pet
could significantly stem the pet overpopulation problem. I can’t even
fathom what a day would feel like if the problem didn’t exist. Article is
View article... http://www.msnbc.
msn.com/id/ 37359894/ ns/health- pet_health
Here's part of the article, but click to read the rest:
"Buying an adorable puppy or kitten at your local pet store may become a thing
of the past, if more American cities join a small but growing movement to ban
retail pet sales.
West Hollywood, Calif., became the latest city to put a leash on pet sales in
February, when its city council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting
sales of dogs and cats in retail stores. Albuquerque, N.M., and South Lake
Tahoe, Calif., have also banned pet sales. Other cities in Florida, New Mexico,
Missouri and elsewhere are considering similar bans on the sale of dogs and
Animal advocates say pet store sales fuel the puppy mill industry, where dogs
are bred and raised in cramped, unhealthy and inhumane conditions. They have
similar concerns about "kitten factories," which are a smaller but growing
problem. Efforts to crack down on animal mills have been hindered by limited
enforcement resources, so ban proponents are shifting their focus from the
supply side to the demand. Far better, they say, to adopt from a local shelter
or buy directly from a reputable breeder..."