03/05/2015Lawsuit Postpones Chicago Pet Shop Ordinance | abc7chicago.com

"CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's pet shop ordinance was challenged in court on Wednesday. Several pet shop owners and a breeder sued the city claiming the ordinance would effectively ban Chicago retail shops from selling animals purchased from commercial breeders."

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"The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets."

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This is a solution looking for a problem.  The Maine Shelter Survey shows that the euthanasia rate in state shelters has plummeted from 27% in 2011 to 10% in 2013. For dogs, those rates were just 11% and 5%, respectively. It is our position that pet stores are a good choice for consumers to buy healthy, well socialized puppies.


HI RESIDENTS, ACT NOW! An amended HB 873HD1 regulating the aquarium fishery will be heard by Committee on Judiciary on Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the State Capitol’s Conference Room 325.  Testimony must be received by the Committee by no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26 Hawaii time.


On February 12th, 2015, Maryland State Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer (D - District 19), submitted HB 645. This bill dictates that “a retail pet store may not sell or offer for sale a dog or a cat.”  While this bill does make an exception for existing stores in order to try to blunt the protests sure to arise from outlawing responsible businesses, it also expressly states, and thus tacitly encourages, “local government to further restrict the sale of dogs or cats by a retail pet store.”

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