But they arn't going to keep breeding if they arn't making any money.What I mean by chicken and the egg Cleas is that there are so many things to consider from all angles.
I don't know the answer to this one. None of us do. We all have our opinions though, so I think debating it back and forth is an excellent way of getting those answers.
My thoughts at this point:
A few pet shops I've known will only sell puppies/kittens that have come from 'allegedly' accidents from an unintentional BYB. Now, one could say, how would they bloody well know. I guess those pet shops don't truly know - but they ask questions, form their own opinions from the parties with the puppies/kittens, and also put every owner into a registrar in their shops to keep track of it all. I admit, that is very responsible and probably not an example of the huge percentage of them! Lol.
Bu let's say ALL pet shops were banned from selling puppies. Accidental BYB's would be left with several options:
1) Keep the puppies themselves. *PMSL* As if!
2) Place ads in newspapers, internet sites and on bulletin boards to try and find responsible, loving forever homes for them.
3) Take the litter to the RSPCA or any other animal shelter; it's then their problem to find homes etc.
4) Dump them in the bloody bush like the 3 litters (18 all up) my wonderful neighbours have found and are currently bottle-rearing.
I guess the above are just issues to look at??? Will banning pet stores from selling puppies/kittens help relieve the problem, or not?
Intersted to read further opinions from people!