Publication name: Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation
URL for more info: http://www.maal.org/los-angeles-says-no-to-missouri-puppy-mills/
The Los Angeles City Council voted NO to puppy mill cruelty. It did so by passing an ordinance prohibiting the sale of dogs in pet stores in the City of Los Angeles. The only exceptions are for dogs obtained from a municipal animal shelter, non-profit rescue, or humane organization. The ban also prohibits the sale of cats and rabbits in pet stores.
This is a commendable effort to halt the cruelty of puppy mills and it will have a direct impact here in Missouri. The City Council recognized that many pet stores in Los Angeles were nothing other than puppy mill outlet stores. The Council realized that if citizens of Los Angeles continued to purchase puppies that originated from Missouri, the cruelty of puppy mills would continue unabated. The Council acknowledged that the ultimate solution to puppy mill cruelty rests at the retail end of the business.
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-sad-failure-of-ohio-s-legislators-to-protect-pets
What do seven Ohio companion animal bills all have in common?
They all dealt with animal cruelty and they all died in the 129th General Assembly over the past twelve months!
Ohio legislators have epically failed the state’s companion animals this year. Seven bills seeking to protect them and to strengthen animal welfare laws were introduced and all seven expired without a final hearing and vote.