LA Bans Roadside Pet Sales

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In an attempt to reduce impulse buys that often land pets in the pound, the state of Louisiana has banned the roadside sale of animals. Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new bill into law prohibiting the sale of pets on the side of the road.

Under the new law, violators will face fines of $250 for a first offense, and a $1,000 fine for additional infractions. Animal advocates celebrated the announcement, saying that this change will directly impact the number of pets that end up in area shelters.

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  1. Just a simple question,,, Why do Americans keep their dogs in cages? I have seen this many times in Private pictures ,,in their homes

    • Tony, most likely what you’re seeing is dogs that are crate-trained. It’s a method used to help housebreak dogs, and for those that have to be away at work for much of the day. Essentially, when done right it builds off the dog’s natural “denning” instinct by providing the crate as a quiet place for them to rest. They aren’t kept in the crates all the time, nor should they be.


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