As originally carried by PetAge, Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) president Steve King has written an article addressing the issue of ineffective pet sale bans. In the article, King emphasizes the limited effect pet sale bans have had on reducing the number of puppy mills as well as the threat posed by misinformation on future legislation. To combat these issues and to further promote animal welfare, King calls for greater transparency in the pet industry.
“Transparency in how we care for animals in the trade is essential. An openness to reasonable regulations and a willingness to police ourselves with industry-developed standards will counter claims that we are in the money business, not the pet care business.”
— Steve King, President, PIDA
The full article can be found on PetAge.
Source: Banning All Pet Sales