Posts tagged "pet store sales"

Oshawa, Canada to Ban Sales Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores

Oshawa, Canada to Ban Sales Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores
It appears that soon no dogs or cats will be sold in Oshawa,Ontario, Canada (near Toronto). Councillors approved a motion that asks staff to draft a bylaw amendment for banning the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores and flea markets. Nearly 50 American cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago, have passed similar legislation, as has... Read more »

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County
Banning sales of dogs, cats and rabbits was unanimously passed by Cook County Commissioners in April.  However, a month later, Commissioners Joan Patricia Murphy and Liz Gorman said they were unhappy with that ordinance (which they both voted for) and suggested an amendment. As reported by my ChicagoNow colleague Kathy Mordini, the Murphy/Gorman amendment, and... Read more »

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?
I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy mills or other unscrupulous sources. Below are statements presenting first the... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Sales Targeted in Cook County

Puppy Mill Sales Targeted in Cook County
Puppy mills are awful places. We’re a country which stands for humane treatment of animals….But if you landed here from outer space and fell on a puppy mill, you’d certainly have another impression all together. For decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various reasons hasn’t been able to significantly reduce the number of puppy... Read more »

Puppy Mills Sales Targeted in Cook County

Puppy Mills Sales Targeted in Cook County
Puppy mills are awful places. We’re a country which stands for humane treatment of animals….But if you landed here from outer space and fell on a puppy mill, you’d certainly have another impression all together. For decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various reasons hasn’t been able to significantly reduce the number of puppy... Read more »

Ban on Selling Puppies in Pet Stores

Ban on Selling Puppies in Pet Stores
Buying a puppy from a pet store means the dog was likely raised in a commercial facility, and most likely a puppy mill. Publicity in recent years has revealed just how awful the puppy mills are; commercial breeding facilities are better – but still ultimately they are also puppy factories. Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza... Read more »
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Real Pet Lovers Don't Purchase Pets at the Pet Store

Real Pet Lovers Don't Purchase Pets at the Pet Store
I am a pet advocate – therefore I generally support pet stores. Of course, they’re great places to purchase toys, treats, food – even winter garments and stylish holiday sweaters. However, pet stores are not such a great place to purchase puppies or kittens.. . arguably the last place you want to get a puppy... Read more »

Banning Pet Sales in Irvine California

Banning Pet Sales in Irvine California
The City Council, Irvine, CA approved an ordinance, on October 11, 2011,  that bans the retail sale of dogs and cats…joining several other cities around the country. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) in Washington, D.C., disapproved of the plan. PJAC maintains that research has demonstrated that pet store puppies are as healthy or... Read more »
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