Chicago Bans The Sale Of Animals From Puppy Mills
A Chicago law banning the sale of animals from so-called puppy mills can now take effect. Can other cities in the Stateline be far behind?
According to WGN TV, "A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by pet stores and large-scale breeding operations to kill the ordinance". The ordinance goes into effect immediately, but the city hasn’t decided when enforcement will begin.
The measure, passed last year, blocks stores in Chicago from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from puppy mills.
Retailers are allowed to sell animals from shelters, rescue operations or humane societies.
Can other cities like Rockford, Belvidere, Springfield, and Freeport be far behind?