Puppies, kittens, and other small animals housed in poorly ventilated, claustrophobic, and confining conditions are prone to depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. They can develop behavioral, and health problems early in life spanning from a lack of contact, and a lack of exercise.
Much like children, early development in a nurturing environment is essential to pets. Keeping animals in these kind of enclosures, and conditions is stressful, and many animals suffer needlessly, resulting in costly vet bills, sick pets, and in many cases euthanasia. Surrounding cities have banned these kind of conditions in pet stores, and in some cases outright banned the sales of puppies, kittens, rabbits, and several other small animals outright.
A pet isn't a commodity. It's a commitment. Please sign my petition, and make your voice heard.
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