This is great news 👏
There’s some good news for animal lovers coming out of Texas.
Dallas has joined a growing list of cities and states that have banned commercially bred pets. Dallas City Council recently voted unanimously to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, which is a big victory for animal rights activists.
According to the Humane Society, 500,000 dogs reside in horrific high-volume breeding facilities across the United States, frequently in confined and unsafe conditions, according to the latest judgment.
“This law will benefit hundreds of small humane pet retailers in Dallas that don’t sell pups but instead adopt puppies who desperately need loving families,” Karen Froehlich, of the SPCA of Texas, told CBS 10 News in Dallas.
The Humane Pet Store Ordinance, first proposed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network in 2021, will take effect this November, giving Petland, Dallas’ sole pet store still selling live animals, time to adjust.
“We’re delighted to see that the city of Dallas is once again prioritizing the interests of dogs and cats,” Operation Kindness’ Ed Jamison told CBS 10 News.
Dallas joins nine other cities in Texas and more than 400 throughout the country that have outlawed the sale of puppies and kittens in pet businesses, according to organizers with the Texas Humane Legislation Network. In recent years, the push to outlaw puppy mills has gained traction, with California being the first state to do so in 2017. In 2021, New York enacted a bill to shut down the puppy mill pipeline that flows into the state.
This is exactly the type of emerging trend we enjoy (and wholeheartedly support).