In California, it is now illegal for pet stores to sell pets that don’t actually come from animal shelters. According to reports, officials hope that the new law will “foster an environment in which animals from animal shelters are afforded an opportunity to have a good home”.
According to the Huffington Post, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law Friday after months of pressure from animal rights groups. It is farthest from a secret that animals in animal shelters even in states like California, face, unprecedented conditions while forcibly put into situations that require breeding.
“We are overjoyed with the Governor’s signature and broad support from the entire animal-loving community for this groundbreaking legislation,” the group’s founder and CEO, Judie Mancuso, said in a statement. “In banning the sale of mill-bred animals, California took a bold step forward. The deplorable conditions that animals suffer in these high-volume breeding facilities are not a secret and now they have a champion in California.”
The law takes way in January 2019. Stores found in violation will face up to $500 in fines each time they are caught.