Even today, when the world fights for tolerance, gender equality, and ethical issues in artificial intelligence, the question about animal rights is still unclear. People don’t pay enough attention to this question, so even the tiny steps taken toward protecting our four-legged friends count.
15. California pet stores sell animals from shelters only.
The US government has banned the uncertified retail sale of dogs. It’s mostly about dog farms where animals are kept in poor conditions as their owners’ main goal is to just make more money.
As for California, on January 1, 2019, it became the first state to ban the retail sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits. The thing is, each year, more than 6.5 million animals arrive in shelters and approximately 1.5 million of them are euthanized.