Another city considers ban on the sale of puppies in stores

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Hopefully, we are seeing a real movement here. The Arizona Daily Star reports the City of Tucson, Ariz. is considering a ban on the sale of puppies and kittens in retail outlets.

The ban is another effort to shut down the sale of puppy mill dogs. The ordinance would allow for the adoption of pets from shelters and rescue groups in stores. The article notes four stores in Tucson are currently selling puppies.

And it is reported that about 40 cities in the United States and Canada have enacted similar bans, since 2006. Let’s hope the pace quickens in a huge way in 2014. And as I suggested in a recent post, state legislatures could really make a difference with state-wide bans.

And the following news from the piece is very interesting:

A survey of 200 breed clubs associated with the American Kennel Club found 97 percent had practices against selling to retailers ….

I congratulate the two Arizona Daily Star writers who contributed, for engaging in some quality research.

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