State lawmakers debating banning animal sales at pet stores

State legislators heard arguments today on whether there should be a full ban on the sale of puppies and cats in pet stores. The issue

HARTFORD - State legislators heard arguments today on whether there should be a full ban on the sale of puppies and cats in pet stores.

The issue is part of an ongoing discussion by a task force on whether more needs to be done to prevent puppy mills doing business in the state.

Supporters of the ban say there is no humane way to breed the animals in order to meet pet stores' demand.

Those opposed say they get their animals only from reputable breeders, and visit the sites themselves.

The task force says it will decide whether legislation needs to be updated to prevent Connecticut stores from selling animals from puppy mills.

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