Toronto city council voted Wednesday to ban the sales of dogs and cats in pet stores, becoming the second Canadian city to do so.
“You can no longer buy dogs in a pet store,” Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker told reporters.
De Baeremaeker had proposed the bylaw back in May, arguing that many of the animals come from puppy mills.
“Animal cruelty has to stop,” he added.
Earlier this year, council voted to restrict pet stores to selling dogs and cats that only come from shelters, humane societies and certified breeders.
Now, no dogs or cats will be sold in pet stores – no matter where they come from. Read more at