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Presidential elections are stressful for so many humans, and no matter the results, there are always people who are upset, angry, and frustrated. But for dogs, things are much easier. All we ask is that laws are passed to give us better lives, which means no puppy mills and no breed restrictions. And luckily, amid the tense 2020 presidential election, dogs across the country experienced some life-changing wins!
San Antonio Bans Puppy Mill Sales!
With many states still allowing pet stores to sell puppy mill dogs, it’s a victory every time an area bans it. San Antonio, Texas helped bring a bright side to this stressful time by banning the sale of dogs in pet stores, specifically from breeders. If a pet store wishes to continue selling dogs, they can only sell dogs through rescues and shelters. Hopefully, this will help put an end to puppy mills in the San Antonio area.
Before this ban, there were only three major pet stores selling puppies: Petland, Puppyland, and Royal Pet Palace. Petland is one of the biggest puppy sale stores in the United States, and while they can no longer sell puppy mill dogs in San Antonio, there are still many other places where they will continue to sell them. So, please do not shop at Petland or any other store that sells puppies unless there’s proof that they’re rescue dogs. Organizations like Bailing Out Benji are working hard to ban puppy store sales in all areas of the country, but it will become easier if we all work together to stop supporting these inhumane businesses.
Denver Finally Removes Ban on Pit Bulls!
Denver, Colorado also had a huge win for dogs amid the election. After 30 years of not being allowed to own Pit Bulls, Denver has finally lifted the Pit Bull ban! As long as the dog meets Denver’s other pet laws, such as having a microchip, there is nothing stopping people from having one in their household.
This is especially important because Pit Bulls are not an official breed. A Pit Bull is a category of muscular dogs that can really be whatever breed the city decides. Pit Bulls have long been discriminated against because of rumors of aggression, but the breeds that fall under this category are just as lovable as any other dog. So, this is a huge victory for all dogs and dog lovers!
Dogs are the Real Election Winners
There’s no doubt that the election has been hard on many humans, but sometimes, we need to try to look on the bright side of things. Dogs experienced so much success this month, so it’s something we need to celebrate. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of all states treating all dogs with love and respect.
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