Famous U.S. City Now Legally Requires Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Animals

9/2/2016

This is a huge win for animals and animal lovers worldwide. Lawmakers in Beverly Hills, the famous city in Los Angeles, US, have made it llegal for pet stores to sell dogs and cats that are not from a shelter or rescue.

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The city's lawmakers are following in the footsteps of Phoenix, a city in Arizona. The ordinance is a way for lawmakers to take a public stance against puppy mills and animal trafficking. Private breeders will also not be able to sell their aniamlsin these stores.

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The ASPCA states that most dogs available in pet stores are from puppy mills. Puppy millsbreed dogs in inhumaneconditions. These horrific establishments care more about their profit margins than the health and safety of the puppies.That's whywe always advise you - "adopt, don't shop" - and now this way, citizens in Beverly Hills will be adopting those rescue pups.

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Beverly Hills council member Lili Bosse told the Huffington Post:

I am the biggest animal lover and feel strongly about giving them a voice of safety and love, as they give us.
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Hopefully, the move will inspire other cities to pass similar laws. Pets should not be bred to be on display in shop windows. Shelters and rescues are overflowing with pups who need loving forever homes. So you can give abandoneddogs and cats a second chance at life by adopting them.

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Give an animal your heart, and he'll give you his.

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