A Ban To Stop Retail Sale Of Dogs, Cats And Rabbits

Starting from January 1st, California will be the first state to ban pet stores from selling animals from breeders and will be limiting stores for sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from rescue organisation and shelters.

The bill was signed in October, AB 485, and gathered a great number of supports from animal protection groups across the state. The major aim is to tackle mass breeding operations and prevent the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and promote the adoption of homeless pets across California.

The pet stores will have to maintain records for where each of these animals came from and store operators will face a $500 fine per animal for any violation of the law.

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