I would like to say there is an abundance of great animals at the local shelters that need homes and will be euthanized because of lack of room and food for them. Animals coming from swap meets and flea markets are more likely to be the result of back yard over breeding, puppy mills and un regulated breeders. These people are trying to make a quick buck at the expense of the animals. They have more health problems: lack of shots, lack of being wormed, fleas and behavior problems. Most reputable breeders would never sell their animals at the flea market or on an online site like Craigslist. Most times these animals are inbred over and over. Causing shelters to be over populated. Many shelters do not have a "no kill " policy. "It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)."- taken from the American Humane Society. Many of them are not humanely euthanized. They use gas tanks that torture them first. It's illegal for humans, why not dogs? If people want to breed and sell animals, make it a law that they need to have a license and they need to be regulated. I have personally seen the results of people buying inexpensive impulse animals from the flea market. They end up in a shelter , on the streets , they are not spayed or neutered, thus making more unwanted homeless animals. We need to get to the root of the problem!! Ban the selling of animals at flea market,and pet stores. We need to stop or regulate back yard breeders. Thank you
I just signed the following petition addressed to: State of SC Senate, House of Representatives and Governor Hailey.
Stop the selling of animals at flea markets and from backyard breeders
First and foremost, there is an abundance of great animals at the local shelters that need homes and will be euthanized because of lack of room and food for them Animals coming from swap meets and flea markets are more likely to be the result of back yard over breeding. They have more health problems.
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