Good News for Animal Lovers!
It breaks my heart to see animals abandoned, hungry and suffering on the streets. Most of them are ignored by passersby, and some are even abused and killed for sport. I always carry some food and water in my car so that I can feed any hungry animal I come across and I encourage my students and followers to do the same.
As sentient beings, animals are capable of feeling love and pain, therefore those who hurt them will be “punished” by the laws of karma, which is cause and effect. Similarly, if one brings relief and joy to animals with the right motivation, positive karma and merit will increase.
It is common for people to fall in love with a cute fluffy puppy in the pet store, but most do not realize that the puppy may have come from a puppy mill instead of a responsible breeder. Puppy mills are horrific places where dogs are kept in inhumane and overcrowded conditions, caged for most of their lives and are typically bred on an intensive basis. Survivors of puppy mills are known to have growth deficiencies, malnutrition, horrible skin conditions, a fear of humans and typically do not survive for long.
After bringing home that cute puppy, a few months later when it is all grown up, no longer as cute, and perhaps even a nuisance, many do not think twice about dumping their loyal pet at the animal shelter or worse, on the streets. A quick look at Facebook animal rescue groups is proof of how many people keep dogs and cats as convenient companions, only to throw them out later when they emigrate to a different country, when they have a new baby or when their pet no longer matches their lifestyle. This is horrible and must be stopped.
I’m extremely happy to read this article, and I hope there will be similar movements in other states and other countries in the very near future. Please share and create more awareness.
San Francisco Passes New Pet Store Law – Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals
written by Carlee Carbone on February 22nd, 2017
Good news for dogs and cats as well as animal lovers! San Francisco passed a law to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at pet shops in efforts to eradicate inhumane puppy breeding operations. The city will also ban the sale of animals under eight weeks old.
“Most animal lovers are horrified at the thought of keeping their beloved family pet in a dirty wire cage for a second — let alone a week, month or even years. Yet, that is the fate of many animals at large-scale commercial breeding operations across the nation, including the mothers of many puppies and kittens sold in pet shops,” the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wrote in an op-ed piece in The San Francisco Examiner. “In response, more than 200 cities and counties across the nation have banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores.”
District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang, who sponsored the legislation, also called on the US Agriculture Department to reinstate information on its website documenting animal cruelty cases, which was removed earlier in the month. The city of San Francisco currently has no known pet shops selling dogs and cats. Katy Tang stated the measure will allow the city’s Animal Care and Control Department to prevent future shops opening.
“While there are no known pet stores currently selling dogs and cats in San Francisco, we should all be concerned that one could open at any time, and without this legislation, our Department of Animal Care and Control has no way to stop them,” stated Tang.
San Francisco is not the only US city to implement this measure, which will also ban the sale of animals under eight weeks old. The other cities include Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Austin who will enforce a similar legislation.
This legislation will save and improve the lives of so many dogs and cats across the country. It’s a step in the right direction for dogs and cats alike.
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