15 Oct '17, 7am

California Passes Nation's First Statewide Ban on the Sale of Puppy Mill Pets

image via Taylor Bryant/Unsplash A milestone victory for animal welfare advocates in California and across the world as it became the first state to ban puppy mills. Late last week the state passed a law banning puppies as well as kittens and rabbits produced on large-scale breeding farm operations from being sold in pet stores. The law will go into effect January 1, 2019, and require all animals sold in pet stores to be truly rescued animals from shelters or rescue groups. The move will not only reduce the number of animals suffering in the egregious breeding conditions of puppy mills, but also reduce the number of shelter animals euthanized because they can’t be placed. “This landmark law breaks the puppy mill supply chain that pushes puppies into California pet stores and has allowed unscrupulous breeders to profit from abusive practices,” Matt Bershadker, president and...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/california-passes-ban-puppy-mill-pets/

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