Scotland Announces Plans for 3rd Countrywide Ban

Animal Activists had a bit of a surprise when Scotland announced last week it, too, was joining England and Wales in ending the sale of dogs and cats in retail stores.

Scotland has had a reputation for puppy farming as does Ireland. During an inquiry about a year ago, some of the big nonprofits in Scotland surprised animal activists when they pushed back on a countrywide ban.

Many felt Scotland would join Northern Ireland in sitting out the UK admonition to ban.

It was a bit shocking, pleasantly so, when Scotland announced it is moving forward with a ban.

A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms will be passed through Scottish Government, the Edinburgh Evening News can reveal. 
Known as Lucy’s Law, it will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties, making buyers deal with breeders directly.

New law to BAN puppy farming in Scotland confirmed at ‘historic’ meeting

No New States, But 2 We Haven’t Heard From in a Long Time 🤩

Activists have reported ban passages in 2 states we haven’t heard from in quite awhile.

Michigan had its last ban passage 3½ years ago at Christmas in 2015. Royal Oak passed its ban in June 2019. In keeping with previous Michigan bans, animal sales bans include rabbits and ferrets, though long-lived birds and reptiles are not on the list as previous Michigan townships have included. These birds, living up to 125 years, quite often outlive their human companions.

A lonesome state for some time, Colorado had only passed one ban, in Fountain, way back in 2011. The good news is Fountain had a puppy store that was closed by the ban 8 years ago.

Berthoud, Colorado just passed its ban in June 2019.