Tucson: Ban Pet Stores Animal Salesby Karyn Zoldan on Jul. 16, 2013, under Animal News, Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Kudos to Jesse Bannister for creating this petition which is directed at the Pima County Board of Supervisors to ban the sale of pet store animal sales. Attention:
- Ally Miller, Pima County Supervisor District 1
- Ramon Valadez, Pima County Supervisor District 2
- Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor District 3
- Ray Carroll, Pima County Supervisor District 4
- Richard Elias, Pima County Supervisor District 5
Be sure to sign the petition and share it with your friends.
The mantra is adopt don’t shop. When you buy pets in pet stores, you are encouraging the scrupulous industry of puppy mills. What’s a puppy mill?
Pet stores selling dogs and cats also contribute to genetic and physical problems because the animals are bred solely for the reason of economics and not to insure healthy and disease free animals.
Our shelters and rescues have plenty of pets — young and old, large and small, mutts and breed specific.
Buying substandard pets from pet stores contribute to the gross number of dogs & cats that end up dead because there are not enough foster homes and adopters. Cities all over the US are banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores; this is not a new concept but a humane one. Some compassionate mall management companies do not permit pet stores that sell pets.
Why buy a pet in a pet store or from a backyard breeder who posts signs on telephone poles when you can adopt a pet who is spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped? Adopt don’t shop!
Sign the petition and pass it on. Thank you