A New York bill is proposing a ban on all retail sales of cats, dogs and rabbits, which would go into effect next year. Many other cities and states, including Maryland and California, already have these bans in place to prohibit pet stores from selling animals easily procured from shelters. The law would not impose a ban on animal breeders.
As someone who gets all of my critters from shelters (or family/friends who have babies on their hands), I would support this bill. There are plenty of animals already in need of new homes-too many, in fact--to advocate selling them in stores, too, and if we banned the sales in stores, it would hopefully draw more people to the shelters.
What do you think of the bill? Do you think it would help shelters get a boost?