Monday, March 16, 2009
in a move to stomp out puppy mills and improve the city's image, south lake tahoe is one step away from banning the sale of dogs and cats in retail stores. many of the animals one sees in specialty puppy and kitten stores are from high-volume, inhumane "breeders" and the idea is to stop the practice by hitting them where it hurts - their pocket books. if no one buys puppy mill dogs they will eventually have to go out of business.
there are countless animals available for adoption at shelters all across the country. these animals need love, too. and you never know, the animal you save may end up saving you someday.
now if only we could get a ban like this in our own progressive community...