A Petland in Naperville, Illinois, will have to stop selling puppies and kittens after the city council passed an ordinance Tuesday ending such sales in pet stores.
This makes Naperville the 341st locality in the United States to pass such a measure. There were Petland stores in several of these localities, including Pittsburgh, Sarasota, Deerfield Beach, Florida and Albuquerque, that had to stop sales of commercially raised puppies.
Picture Source: Photo Courtesy by Meredith Lee/The HSUS
“In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.”–Ruth Harrison, Animal Machines
Elected officials should ALWAYS act on the side of justice, regardless of species. When those elected fail to create laws to protect the defenseless, innocent victims, they become complicators to the legal crimes. Thank you Naperville City Council for your efforts in curving this profiteering legal animal cruelty. It’s everyone’s duty to help create a kinder, more compassionate world.