Oh Dog! Happy Sunday! I hope you remembered to SPRING! forward, if it’s time for you to do so. Jen says the best thing about springing forward is that it takes the cats a week to figure out they’re not waking her up early! *snicker*
We heard several pieces of good news this week. And since we couldn’t decide which was the best, we thought we’d let YOU decide instead!
CHICAGO has banned the sale of puppy mill puppies in the city! Now all animals sold in the city must come from pounds and rescue organizations! The measure passed 49-1. Of course, as I told you, some puppy mill breeders are hiding behind fake rescues they set up to “adopt” out their excess stock, so I’m guessing Chicago won’t really see much difference. As for the pet stores that currently sell puppies? They’re relocating to the suburbs.
QUEBEC has passed a new law that requires all breeders and shelters with 15 or more animals to have a permit. The law, changed last November, went into effect March 7th. This will allow the government to regulate the number of breeders, to inspect the premises. It will also give them more leverage when dealing with hoarders!
And in Indonesia, the Indonesian Council of Ulama, the country’s top clerical body, has issued a fatwa making illegal hunting or illegal trading of endangered species to be haram (forbidden). The fatwa requires Indonesian’s Muslims to actively work to protect endangered species. According to the leaders, “They are creations of Allah, as we are. It is haram to kill them, and keeping them alive is part of the worship of God.” You can see the full version of the fatwa at the National Geographic website.
So, which is YOUR favorite? Tell us in the comments below.