On Wednesday Toronto became the second city in Canada to ban the sale of pets from puppy and kitty mills.
Toronto City Council voted in favour of the item, “Banning the Sale of Cats and Dogs in Pet Shops,” which states that moving forward all cats and dogs sold in city pet stores must come from:
– Municipal animal shelters;
– Registered humane societies;
– Registered shelters or rescue groups; or
– From people who have surrendered their pets to them at no charge.
The motion, put forward by Coun. Glenn De Baeremaker, intends to combat the illegal sale of cats and dogs from breeders who raise animals in inhumane, unsanitary, or overcrowded enclosures.
Richmond, B.C. was the first Canadian city to adopt similar legislation in 2010.
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