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New Law (about bloody time)

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 13th, 2016, 3:07 pm

Now if only Canada would get on board, we'd put an end to puppy mills.

New Law Passed: Pet Stores Can ONLY Sell Rescued Animals.

Rather than have pet stores obtain animals from puppy mills, why not require them to get their dogs and cats from actual animal shelters that house thousands of animals, many of which end up being euthanized? Well Arizona is leading the way as it has now made it illegal to sell dogs or cats which are NOT from an animal shelter or a rescue! Beverly Hills also followed suit, banning pet stores from selling animals who were specifically bred for commercial purposes.

The Arizona ruling upholds the ordinance which was passed in 2013 but was challenged by a pet store called Puppies N’Love. Their argument was that the ruling violated interstate commerce law which is granted by the constitution. But there are many pet lovers cheering over this law as it will do away with the horrible puppy mills for profit model and pave the way for shelter animals to not be euthanized, but to be put in homes as pets.

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Phoenix sells about 23,000 dogs which are bought at pet stores every year. So you can see the thousands of homeless animals who will now have a chance to be taken out of the shelter system, where they usually spend months and even years waiting to be adopted. This law finds these animals homes much quicker while freeing up the already overcrowded situation in shelters.

Here’s a good summation statement made by Thelma Williams, a Phoenix Councilwoman:

“We have so many dogs in Arizona that need homes, we don’t need to import them.”

Maureen Beyers who is a Phoenix attorney representing the Humane Society, also made a statement regarding the ruling and how it will reverse euthanasia rates and put an end to the puppy mill system:

“The ruling is a great victory, not just for the city of Phoenix, but also for the Humane Society of the United States, which has worked tirelessly to help municipalities throughout the U.S. enact these laws (and defend challenges to them) to stem the trade of puppy and kitten mill animals and decrease animal euthanasia and overpopulation.”

http://damn.com/new-law-passed-pet-stor ... _3430=3812
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Re: New Law (about bloody time)

Postby Bunnyhop » Jan 20th, 2016, 8:15 am

I think there needs to be stricter laws and better enforcement of how puppy mills are run, too. Don't make it so easy for them to be so exploitive and inhumane.

If these stores can find the source, and buy their inventory, why can't the SPCA? Find the puppy mills and do spot checks on the facilities and conditions. It won't stop them entirely, but it will make it harder for them, and fines for infractions will make it less profitable.

I often wonder how many of these "designer breed" (aka mutts) that are being sold online, especially from the same people over and over again, are actually from puppy mills. I've heard that the puppy millers will place the litters in homes as a front, so the buyer thinks they're getting a family raised puppy. The so-called family home gets a commission.

And despite what has been claimed by a local "celebrity" recently on social media, rescues don't have to steal people's dogs or make up stories about the dogs they are rehoming. I'm sure that has happened by unscrupulous people, but I doubt its the norm and was ridiculous to even say. But, there you go.
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Re: New Law (about bloody time)

Postby mexi cali » Jan 20th, 2016, 12:09 pm

It's an absolutely amazing idea which is why many will fight it.

I love it and would support it.
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Re: New Law (about bloody time)

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Jan 21st, 2016, 4:53 am

Wouldn't be hard to set up a 'rescue' and actually be a puppy/kitten mill. Might have to start putting rescues on inspection lists if they have the labour force for it.
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Re: New Law (about bloody time)

Postby vixxen » Aug 18th, 2016, 10:31 pm

Good law but need to shut them down all together. It is heart breaking not only for the puppies but the dogs having these puppies. They live in small cages stacked on each other in their poop and pee. The older dogs also become deformed or have diseases. Watch you tube vids on it. Actually watched a video of a guy working for one and watched the owner beat a dog against a cage to death.
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