Some of the USA's largest pet companies already have moved away from such production in favor of offering animals from shelters.
Salt Lake County joined a list of nearly 90 municipalities that have passed measures aimed at so-called puppy and kitten mills. And that number is growing, advocates say.
A spokeswoman for the Humane Society of Utah said, “There are great pets already that need a home. We don't need to make more.”
But pet stores say the rule, which also includes rabbits, unfairly targets local shops with a good track record on animal welfare. Source: ABC News.
To me, this action makes sense. Adopt a pet from an animal welfare pound. Even if you have a particular breed in mind, you are bound to find the animal that appeals to you amongst the poor abandoned creatures waiting behind bars.
I don't have a furry companion, more's the pity. My husband I love animals, but we are not in a position to care for one. We adopted our last dog from a greyhound kennel.
Where did your pet come from?