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    I would like an opinion...

    Have been "browsing" many threads tonight and there is so much advice against people buying from petshops..

    Question- Yes eventually this will stop the back yard breeders, however, what happens to the hundreds even thousands of puppies that are already in the stores??? Do we euthanize them all???

    I have this question racing around in my mind and I just dont think this will ever happen. There is no way around it.

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    They would be taken into rescue or the council would impound them and sell them desexxed etc.

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    Just because it seems like nothing is going to fix it, doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

    QLD is making it illegal to breed dogs without a licence. So if someone is running an inhumane operation or one that does not try for the best health outcomes (ie doesn't test before choosing dogs to mate), they can be stopped.

    And I think pet shops should not have puppies or kittens in their shop. I think it would be better if they had web cams or videos of the critters and refered buyers on. It would cut down on the impulse buys too.

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    I don't think it's a one stop solution. They puppies etc in stores would be phased out. No supplier = no puppies to sell.

    What happens to them now when they get too old and no one has bought them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucealala View Post
    I don't think it's a one stop solution. They puppies etc in stores would be phased out. No supplier = no puppies to sell.

    What happens to them now when they get too old and no one has bought them?
    I have always wondered this!!! what DOES happen to them???

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    The ones here get dumped into the pound drop off cages after hours...

    Normally it's done on a Monday or Tuesday evening - less people around that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    The ones here get dumped into the pound drop off cages after hours...

    Normally it's done on a Monday or Tuesday evening - less people around that way.
    Thats absolutely horrible

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    *vomits*

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    They get sent down to the AWL most frequently now which is good. They have a better chance with the pound anyway IMO.

    Not commenting on the rest of it though. That's just what two of the 6 - yes 6 - pet stores that sell puppies do in my area. The only one that I would consider at least trying to do the right thing has only the older staff attending to puppy enquiries & actually give out information on the breed/cross breeds & say that they can't guarantee shedding or not/temperment etc. They keep the pups until they sell too. That's kind of a good thing. Still sucks that the pups are there though.

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    The harder it is for pet stores to sell their puppies, the less they will get in.

    It's not a case of euthanizing current pups in stores.
    They should ban pet stores from buying in new "stock" but allow them to sell the dogs they currently have, or as suggested send them to rescues.

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