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Should pet stores be allowed to sell dogs and cats?

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Pet stores around the world are being stopped from selling cats and dogs, but in many areas the practice is still permitted. is the trend to disallow the selling of cats and dogs helpful and should it spread to those remaining places where it is still allowed?

 

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Pet stores should be allowed to sell cats and dogs

Pet stores should not be allowed to sell cats and dogs. 

Responsible pet breeding

Owners of pet stores get into the business because they love animals. They work hard to ensure that the animals they sell come from ethical sources. 

Resposible pet breeding

Pet stores are out to make a profit and the profit motive encourages cheap production. In the case of pets, cheap production means poor animal treatment. 

 Alternative pet sellers

Other sources of pets such as individual sales via online marketing have more risks than pet stores.

 Alternative pet sellers

Breeders and animal rescue organizations should be the first places people go when they want to buy a pet.

   

Other Factors for Discussion

Instead of banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats, we could impose rules to try and ensure that all pet stores are operating in a way that is ethical.

 

Should pet stores be allowed to sell dogs and cats?

Should pet stores be allowed to sell dogs and cats?

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Pet stores should not be allowed to sell dogs and cats.
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Pet stores should be allowed to sell dogs and cats.
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References

1.     No Puppy Mills Canada http://www.nopuppymillscanada.ca/ps.htm

2.     PETA: Pet Shops: No Bargain for Animals http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/pet-shops-bargain-animals/

3.     National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/29/cities-barking-up-wrong-tree-with-pet-sale-ban-critics-say/

4.     The Courant: http://articles.courant.com/2014-02-28/news/hc-op-reid-proposed-limits-on-pet-shops-too-strict-20140228_1_pet-shops-pet-stores-owners

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