Minnesota City Bans Dog and Cat Sales at Pet Stores
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota city is banning the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores.
The Roseville City Council adopted the ban Monday following a citizen-led movement to end the practice which has been criticized by animal rights advocates who say keeping the animals in cages is harmful.
The Minnesota director of the Humane Society of the United States tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that most quality breeders sell directly to families. Christine Coughlin says responsible breeders don't sell to pet stores.
Coughlin says cities around the country are adopting similar local laws, but Roseville may be the first in Minnesota to do so.