BANNING THE SALE OF PUPPY MILL DOGS IN PET STORES:
Hundreds of localities across the country have enacted ordinances to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in retail pet stores. These ordinances are extremely and increasingly popular with local advocates across the country, and rightly so. We anticipate that these ordinances will continue to increase in the foreseeable future, and in some cases, we know that state-level legislation is being contemplated. All national animal welfare groups oppose the sale of dogs bred in substandard, inhumane conditions wherever those sales occur, and of course that includes retail pet stores.