In the interest of full disclosure, and as a follow up to my last post, I thought I’d mention that the new Illinois law requiring pet stores to post breeder info and health records on the animals' cages also requires animal shelters to disclose certain information on the cages of animals up for adoption.
More good news! Yesterday, the Illinois state legislature unanimously passed a bill that protects consumers by requiring pet shops to disclose information about the animals they offer for sale.
Finally! The truth about USDA licensed dog breeders and lax enforcement of animal welfare laws at puppy mills is being revealed and acknowledged by officials -- and thanks to Senators Dick Durbin and David Vitter, there is at least some hope that something will be done.