Proposed bill to ban the sale of animals in stores in Spain

Impulse purchases are thought to lead to pet abandonment

LAST UPDATED: 2 Jul, 2016 @ 07:20

THE Spanish government is considering banning the sale of animals in pet stores.

article-2552741-1B3A374600000578-947_634x420PSOE, Podemos, and Ciudadanos are proposing that people acquire their pets through catalogues from breeders with proper legal permits rather than buying them from a store.

The law is meant to prevent the impulsive purchase of pets that is thought to contribute to the alarmingly high pet abandonment rate in Spain.

Opponents of the proposal cite the negative effects such a law would have on small businesses and pet stores.

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  1. I am not sure that you can call it an “impulsive purchase”. When I was over there I saw German Shepard puppy’s for over 700 Euro

  2. Please let this go through, its wrong and upsetting to see them in the shops. Then they can take more abandoned Dogs. Please let it happen.