The town of Sacramento, California voted Tuesday evening to amend an ordinance banning the industrial sale of non-rescue canine, cats and rabbits from puppy shops citywide.
In an effort to position an finish to inhumane “puppy mill” breeding operations, Sacramento lawmakers handed an ordinance that completely bans the sale of non-rescue canine, cats, and rabbits by means of puppy shops in the town.
Under the new legislation, people can nonetheless purchase animals from approved breeders, however retails stores can’t promote them – they’re best accredited to undertake out animals that come from shelters, Humane Societies and registered rescue teams.
Sacramento is becoming a member of greater than 200 different towns, together with San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Austin by means of passing the new law which was once designed to focus on pet turbines and yard breeders, and likewise to chop down on the huge quantity of animals which might be euthanized in house shelters once a year. You can see a complete record of towns with lively bans proper right here.
All however one retail puppy retailer beneath jurisdiction of the new legislation already lately supply animals from native rescue organizations.
“In many cities, animals are brought in from other states, from ‘puppy mills,’ where they live a horrific life — especially the breeder mothers, in cages their entire lives,” Front Street Animal Shelter Director Gina Knepp stated.
The new legislation, and others adore it round the country, is a big step in the proper route towards sooner or later striking an finish to industrial mass breeding operations, sometimes called pet and kitten turbines, and in the end saving numerous lives.
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