CALIFORNIA IS THE FIRST STATE TO BAN PUPPY MILLS FROM SELLING TO PET STORES.
The law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will take effect January 1, 2019.
It covers puppy mills as well as cat and rabbit mills. Pet shops in California will have to work with animal shelters and rescues, not cruel mills, if they want to help their customers adopt dogs, cats, and rabbits.
Currently nearly a million and a half animals per year die in shelters in the U.S. Pet mills cause terrible suffering to the animals they breed and contribute directly to this mass killing by breeding animals and causing overpopulation.
Previous to this law, many cities in California and Phoenix and Chicago had all made it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs from puppy mills.
This is an important indicator of the rising of human consciousness in the direction of compassion.