Kingston approves bylaw to ban pet sales from pet stores

EMC News – It may sound like a strange contradiction – stopping pet stores from selling popular household pets.

But animal welfare advocates are applauding Kingston’s new bylaw that bans the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits unless those animals come solely from shelters or rescue agencies.

“We are a little town but we’re making some big moves here,” beamed Jessica Hellard with the group Kingston Animal Rescue.

“We think it’s the most progressive (bylaw) in Canada and that’s putting Kingston on the map for it.”

With no debate at their July 16 meeting, councillors voted 9-2 to make Kingston one of only a few cities in Canada to ban the retail sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from unsourced suppliers. The measure is designed to put the bite on illegal breeders, eliminate so-called impulse buying of pets, and reduce the city’s pet over-population.  Read More


Source: EMC News


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