Chances are you’ve seen at least one video showing the inhumane operations that take place inside puppy mills, commercial dog breeding facilities that are only interested in turning a profit. We’ve all seen the dirty cages and the overall horrible conditions animals are kept in order to maintain a low overhead and maximize profit.
Recent statistic revealed a disturbing truth: according to the Humane Society of the United States, there are about10,000 licensed and unlicensed puppy mills operating within the United States. Together, these puppy mills sell more than 2,000,000 puppies annually.
In an effort to make these numbers go down and stop inhumane puppy breeding operations, the city of San Francisco has recent passed a new pet store law.
As a result of this law, par shops in SF will only be allowed to sell rescued dogs and cats.
San Francisco is known as being the home of many passionate animal lovers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that SF is the first city to issue this kind of law. The San Francisco board of supervisors has unanimously voted to change the city’s health code and ban all pet stores from selling non-rescue dogs and cats.
Watch the video below to find out more!