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Bill calls for ban on sales of dogs, cats in Maine pet stores
Written by MFOA   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015

MFOA is excited to partner with Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills in submitting legislation that would put an end in Maine to the sale of puppies and kittens imported from out-of-state puppy and kitten mills. As most of you know, the majority (99%) of puppies and kittens sold in traditional pet shops come from horrific large scale commercial breeding facilities (aka puppy & kitten mills). As a humane state, we should not support these inhumane breeding practices.

In response to the comments in this Portland Press Herald article regarding this bill negatively impacting in-state hobby breeders, the definition of a pet shop in Maine is included below. Clearly, no hobby breeders would be impacted by this legislation based on the current pet shop definition.

7 § 3907. Definitions
H. Pet shop:
A place or vehicle in or on which any dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, fish, pet birds, exotic birds or exotic animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public.

 Please thank Rep Kim Monaghan (Cape Elizabeth) for sponsoring this important legislation.

Read the full article:

Bill calls for ban on sales of dogs, cats in Maine pet stores
Portland Press Herald
Januarr 21, 2015
by Gillian Graham

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