Oviedo, FL, Technically Not A Ban, But an Abdication of Duty

Oviedo passed Ordinance # 1686 in a second reading on 5 September 2019, but the ordinance never became codified or folded into their municipal code.

Instead, the city fell back on its January 2019 ordinance #1678 which ceded most animal code and duties to Seminole County which banned sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores in February 2018.

Puppy Mill Free.US continues to count Oviedo as having passed a ban, while technically not having a ban on the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in their municipal code of ordinances.

The Puppy Mill Free.US ban and restriction count is the only online count verified by linking directly to online municipal code and ordinances both in the roster of cities under each state and in the Google Map roster.

Other entity tracking may have copies of ordinance that never made it to codification. This is such an example.

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.