Ordinance Targets Backyard Breeders

Elizabethtown, KY has passed an ordinance in regards to the sale of dogs and cats. Councilwoman Julia Springsteen said they are the first town in Kentucky to make it a criminal offense to sell and buy animals from stores or in public spaces.

“This is targeting backyard breeders and this is targeting puppy mills. If more locations throughout Kentucky can do this, we can push them out,” she said.

The ordinance states pet retail and commercial stores can work with any animal shelter and rescue to showcase pets for adoption. However, there must be a sign posted detailing where the animals are from.

Source:  WHAS TV, Louisville, KY
Author: Gabrielle Harmon
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