California becomes the first state to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores

New law has made California the first state in the United States to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores.

One by one, California cities have banned pet stores from selling animals: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco & hellip; 36 municipalities in the state, in total, have taken this decision.

But since Friday, it is all California that has been imposed a new law generalizing this ban : from now on, more no animal shop will be able to sell puppies, kittens or rabbits.

On the other hand, the pet shops will be able to grant with associations and refuges to propose to the adoption of their animals.

California wants to fight against puppy mills and animal trafficking

This law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown, aims to fight against the "puppy mills", those farms that produce hundreds of animals. , or even thousands of animals, to the detriment of their well-being, and feed pet shops. As recently as last February, California had announced that selling puppies under 8 weeks of age would be illegal, and anyone raising or selling three litters of puppies (or more) a year should get a specific license.

animal advocates around the world, California erects a state that is particularly concerned about animal conditions An example for other countries

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