The important part: "Stores that offer pets for sale will be required to source them from local shelters and rescues."
38 to 0. Regardless of party lines, we can all agree that pets should be treated properly.
Great step forward. However, there are reportedly more than 10,000 puppy and kitten mills operating in the United States based on an article I read. Hope this gets implemented country wide.
I hate that so many people forget about birds. I see so many unhealthy ones in pet stores in small cages, makes me sick.
This is a good law. Every state should adopt it. Puppy mills must no longer be allowed to exist
What does this mean for the animals that are still in the mills?
Glad to see rabbits were included. Now if only they passed a law banning the sale of rabbits whatsoever within a couple weeks of Easter everything would be golden.
Rabbits have similar lifespans to dogs and cats. I bet you didn't know that! It's because rabbits get treated like shit and die young. Often they're bought for Easter as "starter pets" and waste away in a tiny prison cell.
And you can't dump domestic rabbits and expect them to fend for themselves in the wild. Their wild instincts are lessened (hence the "domestic") and they do not have the proper camouflage.