Friday, March 19, 2010

A Ban To Stop Selling Dogs In Retail Stores

That’s what a town is trying to do in Richmond, BC with the prohibiting of selling any animal in a retail store. The bottom line is that a City Council member named Ken Johnson is hoping that the pet stores stop buying puppies from the backyard breeders and the puppy mills.

Helen Savkovic from the Richmond Animal Protection Society said: We are worried that a lot of the animals are from backyard breeders and puppy mills from both in Canada and outside, Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) breeders have it in their code of ethics that they cannot sell to pet stores.

How many times have you walked into a mall and seen the poor little dogs locked up in the cages and wondered who takes care of them at night. Let alone that they are confined to a small cage on which I think is cruel. I think that Ken has a good point to make about the impulse of a person who buys a dog from a store that decides to get rid of the dog after a while. I personally think that there are many dogs just sitting in shelters that are looking for a home, but if you were to buy a dog it should be from a real breeder that isn’t in it so much for the money but takes pride in their dogs.

Read the article by Cheryl Minns here.

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