Cook County Approves Puppy Mill Ban

Now if this could happen all over the United States.

CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Board has voted to ban the sale of pets from so-called “puppy mills.”

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports county commissioners voted 15-0 to prohibit pet shops from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits from large commercial breeders.

The ordinance would allow pet stores to sell animals from federally licensed breeders that have no more than five animals able to reproduce. Stores also could sell pets from government shelters, animal rescue groups, and humane societies.

The ban would go into effect in suburban Cook County in October, seven months earlier than a similar ban in the city of Chicago.

Before the vote, the board was told about inhumane conditions at some such facilities.

However, Petland regional director of operations Brian Winslow said the ordinance…

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