It's Official: Adoptees are less of a concern than pound puppies!
How much is that baby in her tummy? (You know the tune!)
MSNBC is reporting a "small but growing movement" to ban pets being sold by pet shops.
West Hollywood, Calif., Albuquerque, N.M., and South Lake Tahoe, Calif., have all banned pet sales....but babies are still for sale at your local adoption agency businesses. Other cities in Florida, New Mexico, Missouri and elsewhere are considering similar bans on the sale of dogs and cats, cause they it's so much more important that protecting children from being kidnapped, stolen, their mothers exploited and coerced for profit...
"People have got to wake up to the fact that [most] dogs coming from pet stores are coming from puppy mills," said Mary Jo Dazey, a stay-at-home
“By stopping these pet shops,” director of an Animal Humane Society in NM said,“what you're really doing is you're reducing the demand for puppy-mill puppies.”
Between 2 million and 4 million dogs are born in U.S. puppy mills every year, according to the Humane Society of the United States, and many of those dogs do end up in pet stores — in addition to being sold over the internet, through newspaper classifieds and in other venues, can you imagine!
But the issue is not free of controversy. Some say that foes of puppy-mill and kitten-factory should focus instead on cracking down on breeders who are breaking the law.
"The fact of the matter is that puppies sold by pet stores frequently come from highly reputable breeders who provide healthy loving pets to the public," said Michael Maddox, vice president of government affairs and general counsel for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, an industry group based in Washington, D.C.
"Notwithstanding isolated anecdotal stories that misrepresent pet