(Closed) Would you support ban on selling pets in pet stores?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Would you support a nationwide ban on the sale of pets in pet stores?
    Yes, absolutely! : (75 votes)
    77 %
    Not sure, and I'll tell you why. : (11 votes)
    11 %
    No way! : (11 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would not support a complete ban, but I would support stricter regulations. You can still get an unhealthy puppy through a classified ad, a breeder, or a rescue or shelter, or by just driving to another city.

    Post # 5
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would be a fan of banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores but I’d have a harder time being behind a ban of selling fish (I know you indicated this isn’t included in the SF ban), hamsters, rabbits, snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, etc.  I honestly don’t know of anywhere to purchase some of these other animals should you like them for a pet besides going to a pet store.  They aren’t the type of animals that overcrowd our shetlers and ending up euthanized yet they are great pets for certain people/families.

    Post # 6
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    604 posts
    Busy bee

    I would like to see something done. I got a sick puppy from a pet store ac ouple of years ago. He looked healthy, but he seemed a little crazy yes dogs can be crazy!! lol With care, he lasted a couple of years, but we had to put him down last year because he was suffering and later we found out he had cancer.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Yes – though I would worry that this would only lead to an uptick in selling puppies over the internet.

    Then again, while I’m not sure it would drive puppy mills out of business, I think a ban would go a long way toward decreasing the profitability of their operations.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I know it would cost money, but I would like to see inspectors do surprise inspections at least monthly and the inspection wouldn’t just be of the premises, it would also be an inspection of all of the documents for each puppy; including, but not limited to cerificate of pedigree documents and vetrinary care. The certificates show the lineage with registry numbers and the vet papers would show health issues.

    Post # 9
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    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would in a heartbeat!

    Post # 11
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    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s a start! We have a pet store in town and they will take absolutely anything..it’s horribly sad!

    Post # 12
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When you put it like that, Noritake, it’s hard to understand why it isn’t done that way already… hefty fines would pay for it as well, so for the first few yrs it’d be self-funding.

    Post # 13
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    375 posts
    Helper bee

    So I only know dogs, not pets in general…

    I want to see a law that says you have to have a license to have an “intact” dog. If you’re not breeding dogs, you should spay/neuter your pets!

    So maybe not everyone is going to agree with me, but I really really believe in dog breeders (the good ones). These are people who know the breed, love the breed and only breed the best dogs of every litter. They help stop diseased animals from occuring in generations and animals with nice temperments are born. Regardless of what most people think, they don’t make a profit (it’s VERY expensive to breed and give them shots and all). Breeders also research pet owners before giving away their puppies and make sure that their puppies go to loving homes. And if something ever were to happen to that family that the puppy went to, the breeder takes the puppy back.

    I’m totally all for breeders and shelter, please don’t buy dogs at pet stores!

    Post # 15
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    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I absolutely think that rescue animals and animals in shelters need homes first. I’d support it.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Mrs.KMM:  You said exactly what I was going to say.  I don’t have a problem with pet stores selling pets that are going to be kept in cages, tanks, or terrariums.  But dogs and cats?!  I would definitely support that ban.

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