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Mon, Oct 22 | By Matt Van Hoven | 461

A bill was introduced to Australia's state government this week that seeks to outlaw cat and dog sales in pet stores. The legislation was written by New South Wales Member of Parliament (NSW MP) Clover Moore. She cited data indicating… more ›

Australia to Ban Pet Sales in Stores
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

Great! Make adoption your first option.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

get your pet from your local spca, at least you have an idea what you are getting. We have too many puppy mills out there

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Bandana
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Bandana
5 years ago

America should consider doing this and with it stronger spay/neuter laws and continued efforts to educate the pet-buying public to realize that adoption is the only option.

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Tammy37
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Tammy37
5 years ago

yea for them others need to do this

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Jason P.
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Jason P.
5 years ago

Good for the Australians--a step in the right direction.

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

Seems good in theory, but sometimes when things are banned there becomes an underground more sinister type of way around it.

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

I am glad they want to do this, this is a way to put a little crimp in the puppy mill business

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

Why can't we do this? It seems like such a simple solution. I don't care that a lot of stores would go out of business.

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Tammy37
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Tammy37
5 years ago

I am glad sales of dogs in pet stores are usually help fuel puppy mills, good for them

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Ctwrapping
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Ctwrapping
5 years ago

At least if we did this it would show an attempt to do the right thing!

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

While I would love to see something like this passed in the US, I don't know how easy it would be to enforce. I could see some sort of freaky blackmarket puppy and kitten store thing going on...of course, people would still be able to get pets; they'd just have to face the scrutiny of breeders or shelters/rescue groups to do so. It might even cause a boom of BYBs that will hand over a puppy to anyone who can pay.

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

Lordy how I would love to see a law like this passed in the US. I am so tired of seeing puppy mill puppies being sold for thousands of dollars while puppies at a shelter near by are being put down left and right.

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Shelbykellam
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Shelbykellam
5 years ago

I would like to see more of this.

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Wanda & Veronica ;.
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Wanda & Veronica ;.
5 years ago

i would like to know if this past & how its doing? we need better ways in our country.

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

We would love to see this law passed in the U.S.!

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Sherri R.
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Sherri R.
5 years ago

Makes me want to move down under! I hope this was passed and maybe the US will do the same. Finally someone who understands the petstore beyond the cute furry faces!!

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

Was this law passed? More than a year w/o an update. We should have this in USA too.

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DDRau
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DDRau
5 years ago

This would be a great thing for the US. No more Shakapaw.

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I would certainly be all for this in the U.S. I would LOVE to see puppy mills put out of business.

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Whickums
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Whickums
5 years ago

Does anyone know if this bill passed? I would like to read an update on this article.

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Bluemoon298
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Bluemoon298
5 years ago

I agree, that this should be introduced in the US as well.

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Meryl O.
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Meryl O.
5 years ago

I think this would be a long time coming in the States. I have gone to flea markets and seen puppies for sale in cages. I wish this could get outlawed also.

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

The U.S. and it's States should follow suit!

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I think this is absolutely wonderful news. Between this and the fact that declawing is illegal in many other countries, I really wish the US would step up and realize that they need to follow the act of these countries who are leading the way in making lives good for our domesticated animal friends.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

Wouldn't it be nice to see these stores representing shelters and rescues. The pets could be showcased for the day and brought back to the shelter for room and care. If someone was interested in adopting, they could go to the shelter and become informed instead of impulse buying. Sometimes, impulse is great but I wonder how many impulse buys end up in the shelter or on the street.

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Gail
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Gail
5 years ago

Absolutely, pet stores should be required to get their animals from the pound and from shelters if they want to sell animals in their stores, that way they are not contributing to the overpopulation problem, but helping solve it, and at the same time helping shut down the puppy mills....unfortunately we will never see this happen due to the greed of the profit mongers who run these stores, they don't really care about the animals, all they care about is money.

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virginia b.
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virginia b.
5 years ago

Yes! Now the Us has to step up to the plate and knock out Pet stores!

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Illbewaitingpet
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Illbewaitingpet
5 years ago

What a wonderful ban.

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
5 years ago

This was a great story! Hopefully we can get something like this pushed in the US. We also need it!

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Djmoser
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Djmoser
5 years ago

Brilliant!!! Way to go! I hope so goes the Aussies ,so goes the US...

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Good news, but the next step would be regulaton of breeders.

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natalie
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natalie
6 years ago

i feel this is a great idea,

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virginia b.
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virginia b.
6 years ago

Come on U.S. lets get moving in this direction. Since pet overpoulation is a world problem maybe the UN can get involved as well.

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

I think this is a good idea. The conditions are usually pretty lousy for animals in pet stores.

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

I live in NSW and was unaware of this!!!

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ashley G.
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ashley G.
6 years ago

I think it's a great idea,like said it will keep the pet population down,and less animals will have to be killed!

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

This would be great if it would work. I say give it a try and maybe others will follow.

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

Go for it, maybe we could import this good idea

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Luvapup
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Luvapup
6 years ago

I agree. I hope the bill passes and the US follows suit. That, combined with some mandated sterilization laws will hopefully start to ease the floods of animals brought annually to American shelters.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Huge step in the right direction. Hope the US follows suit.

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Sandra P.
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Sandra P.
6 years ago

The US should pay attention to this. Too many puppies and kittens are impulse buys that are then dumped into shelters when they are no longer little and cute, or the families realize how much effort really goes into owning a pet. This type of law would help to alleviate the overpopulation that results in the tragic decision to euthanize so many wonderful animals.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

excellent, maybe we will follow suit

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Catsruledogsdrool
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Catsruledogsdrool
6 years ago

Great example - hope this becomes the normal standard across the world!

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

hope all follow this lead

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

Good plan, we should do the same thing here.

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

its good that they are going after the source for having to kill alot of animals

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PennyOnTheFloor
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PennyOnTheFloor
6 years ago

Great ban!

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

Good way to control it

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

Fantastic!!!! I hope many other countries around the world follow suit.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

Great move!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

Guess we could learn something from the Aussies

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