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Toronto Bans Pet Stores From Selling Puppy Mill Cats and Dogs: by Sharon S. Toronto cracked down on puppy mills

Toronto Bans Pet Stores From Selling Puppy Mill Cats and Dogs: by Sharon S. Toronto cracked down on puppy mills

Toronto cracked down on puppy mills this week by voting to ban pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities. Under the new law retailers will only be allowed to sell cats and dogs that come from shelters, rescue groups or that were donated. Two currently approved sources are Toronto’s Animal Control Services and the Toronto Humane Society. Toronto is the second major municipality in Canada to ban the sale of animals from puppy and cat mills. On Thursday, the City Council voted unanimously to pass the measure. The new regulations come on the heels of the rescue of 527 dogs from a puppy mill in Quebec, in the largest animal cruelty case in the province’s history. Quebec is known as the puppy mill capital of North America. Council member Glenn De Baeremaker , who introduced the Toronto ban said, “…from coast to coast, we’re going to protect ...

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