BOSTON – One explicit Boston City Councilor is proposing to ban the sale of guinea pigs in metropolis pet retailers.
On Wednesday, Metropolis Councilor Liz Breadon proposed an replace to the town’s Humane Pet Retailer Ordinance to extend guinea pigs to a guidelines of animals not allowed to be supplied in pet retailers. The itemizing presently incorporates puppies, cats and rabbits.
“I’m very happy to introduce this ordinance that won’t solely safe animals, however seeks to guard towards fiscal and emotional expenditures to the metropolis and its folks, and demonstrates that it’s essential for Boston to foster a much more humane setting within the metropolis,” Breadon stated.
The Massachusetts Tradition for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals acknowledged it helps the proposal, declaring guinea pig revenue have contributed to the improve of guinea pigs surrendered for adoption.
“There’s been a 64% maximize within the consumption of guinea pigs in our MSPCA services across the earlier 10 years, a time during which we’ve considered a 60% scale back in whole consumption of animals,” defined MSPCA Director of Adoption Amenities and Packages Mike Keiley.
MSPCA-Angell in Boston has many guinea pigs out there for adoption.
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