Well, it’s been official since Monday, Nov. 8th at 8 PM that Richmond’s City Council has effectively banned the sale of dogs and puppies in Richmond’s pet stores. See the Richmond News.
But hot on the heals of this success, Langley, BC councillor, Jordon Bateman is already asking staff to recommend changes to the local Langley bylaws to take on puppy-mill style breeding in their city. Langley doesn’t currently have any retail outlets that sell puppies after Doggie World, the most recent retailer of puppies, sold animals sick with the parvo virus. Many of the dogs died shortly after their purchase. See LAPM’s blog.
But Langley residents aren’t satisfied with just the lack of retail sales. They are going after puppy-mills themselves. See these articles.