“Since January 2021, we have worked tirelessly to pass this ordinance to shut down the puppy mill pipeline to Dallas to prevent the shipment of hundreds of sick puppies from puppy mills outside of Dallas. state,” said Stacy Sutton Kerby of the Texas Humane Legislation Network. (THLN) said in a statement on the order.
“This order will support dozens of local humane-free pet stores in Dallas that do not sell puppies but rather adopt puppies in desperate need of loving families,” said Karen Froehlich of the Texas SPCA.
It is always better to adopt a rescue animal that needs a home than to support pet stores, which often obtain their animals from unethical farms.
Public outcry against pet stores grew until local governments took action against them.
Pet stores in Dallas, Texas will soon be unable to sell dogs or cats due to a new ordinance eliminating a market for commercial breeding operations like puppy mills per capita.
According to animal rights activists, this would reduce so-called “cruel breeding practices”. Proponents say the ordinance also encourages stores to work with shelters and animal shelters to offer pets for adoption.
However, local pet store owners and the American Kennel Club have expressed displeasure. The American Kennel Club says the order will narrow pet choice and consumer protection for families looking for a dog that fits their needs and lifestyle.
The order will be implemented in November.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are currently 400 cities in the United States with similar ordinances prohibiting the sale of kittens and puppies. Other cities in Texas that have passed similar bans include Fort Worth, Euless, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and Waco.
Congratulations to Dallas for becoming the most recent city to ban the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores. This is a crucial step in ending puppy mills and encouraging people to adopt from shelters.
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