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Canada's largest city passes law banning sale of dogs and cats in pet stores!

Another win in the war against puppy mills! Canada's largest city Toronto just passed a law banning the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores. Many pets stores in Canada have voluntarily stopped selling animals and as a result many puppy mills are losing business. The war isn't won but it's a start!

http://www.citynews.ca/2011/09/21/to...in-pet-stores/


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Surrey is the largest city in Canada based on land mass.

Toronto is the largest city in Canada based on population.

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Anyways, Pet Habitat in Metrotown Mall in Burnaby BC still sells cats and puppies. I was there last week and there was a white Havanese for sale. So sad because the condition of the pup was nothing I have every seen in a Hav pup. It had thinning hair where you can see it's pink skin.

I'm on the fence about banning pets in pet store though. Banning them in pet stores will just push the market into craigslist or Kijiji where it's not regulated or able to regulate. At least let pet stores sell puppies and cats if it comes from a reliable breeder and not a puppy mill and comply with all animal safety laws.


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Got to disagree on this one...most millers are huge and house multiple hundreds of dogs - not easy to unload all of them on craigslist or kijiji. They will have to do a dispersal sale to private buyers and shelters. Cutting off the main buyers (pet stores) puts a stop to the cycle.




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Surrey is the largest city in Canada based on land mass.

Toronto is the largest city in Canada based on population.

LOL

Anyways, Pet Habitat in Metrotown Mall in Burnaby BC still sells cats and puppies. I was there last week and there was a white Havanese for sale. So sad because the condition of the pup was nothing I have every seen in a Hav pup. It had thinning hair where you can see it's pink skin.

I'm on the fence about banning pets in pet store though. Banning them in pet stores will just push the market into craigslist or Kijiji where it's not regulated or able to regulate. At least let pet stores sell puppies and cats if it comes from a reliable breeder and not a puppy mill and comply with all animal safety laws.
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Also, good breeders will never place their pups in a store as they lose control over who buys the dog - sorry to say it but not everyone should have a dog, esp one as high maintenance as this breed.
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Pet stores also don't require buyers to fix the dog, therefore perpetuating the over breeding and overpopulation of dogs. Pet stores by nature attract people that buy a dog on impulse, people that don't know the nature of the origin of these dogs, and people that may have unsavory reasons for buying a dog (I.e., buying a dog or two to have them make puppies so they can sell them and make money, aka backyard breeders).
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OUr local pet stores stopped selling dogs and cats a year ago. They frequently sponsor "adoption days" with the local SPCA and frequenly have SPCA animals in the store that are for adoption so that if the "impulse hits" you can consider adopting instead! As a result our local shelter is almost empty of dogs (only 3 dogs there right now, mostly pit bull mixes).


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