New Braunfels, Texas, Passes Lifesaving Ban on Puppy Mill Sales

After PETA wrote to the city council and rallied local residents in support, New Braunfels became the 14th city in Texas to prohibit retail pet shops from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. Legislation like this is key to reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals who flood our nation’s shelters, and it’s also an important step toward preventing breeders from continuously producing animals who suffer from painful genetic conditions.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind