LETTER: Local Pet Stores Should Stop Selling Puppies; Plus, Take Our Poll
Where do those puppies and kittens come from?
I asked at a local pet store, and they wouldn’t tell me.
According to the Humane Society, we should be skeptical of any claims that they don’t come from puppy mills (link here).
According to the American Kennel Club, you should buy a dog directly from the breeder, so you can inspect their premises and ask questions, instead of buying from a pet store (link here).
Better yet, you can get a mutt from the pound for one-tenth of the cost and save a life. Most pet stores agree that selling puppies and kittens is not the right thing to do. Â The City of West Hollywood recently passed a law banning this practice (read the LA Times story here; link to the ordinance here as a PDF file).
Sign the petition and ask the City of Burien to take the lead in animal welfare:
– Jim Branson
So…what do YOU think? Should Burien outlaw the selling of puppies in local pet stores? Please take our Poll, or leave a Comment below…
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