Publicado: Mar, Octubre 17, 2017
Espectáculos | By Galena Nuncio

California Becomes First State To Require Pet Stores To Sell Rescues

California Becomes First State To Require Pet Stores To Sell Rescues

All dogs, cats and rabbits sold in pet stores in the state of California must now come directly from shelters and nonprofit rescues, instead of breeders or notoriously cruel puppy mills.

American Kennel Club vice president of government relations, Sheila Goffe, said that AB 485 "fails to distinguish between professional breeders and pet profiteers". The same can also be said of their kittens and rabbits. The bill received wide support from legislators as well as the animal-advocacy community at large.

485, is meant to end the sale of animals coming from so-called "mills", "farms", or "factories", which breed them en masse and in inhumane conditions.

"Their heart is in the right place, but their thinking is a little shortsighted", pet store owner Boris Jang told The New York Times. Anyone who has seen an image from one knows that putting them out of business is a no-brainer.

"AB 485 risks customers' ability to get the best pet for their circumstances", Tipton added.

California has turned into the main US state to restrict the offer of creatures from puppy plants. All products are organic, natural, and/or eco-friendly. PIJAC members include retailers, companion animal suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers' representatives, pet hobbyists, and other trade organizations.

Be that as it may, the pet shop industry reacted to the boycott by saying the progressions expel imperative shopper securities. "Their choices will be limited to pets from unknown sources, with unsubstantiated health backgrounds, and without consumer protections". All of them got terrific, happy dogs from wonderful, caring breeders.

Though California is the first state to pass this kind of legislation, it is following a precedent set by many of its cities and counties, which have enacted similar regulations.

A new law in California will force pet stores to sell only rescue animals.

California taxpayers currently spend about a quarter of a billion dollars a year housing animals in local shelters-a financial burden that could be alleviated in part by requiring animal seekers to opt for rescues, according to the fact sheet.

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