They seek to prohibit dog and cat raffles and their sale through advertisements on the Internet

They seek to prohibit dog and cat raffles and their sale through advertisements on the Internet

At a time when in Puerto Rico the serious problem of overpopulation and abandonment of animals in the streetshe Senate approved this Tuesday a measure to prohibit the raffle of animals, as well as the sale, particularly of cats and dogs, through advertisements on the Internet, newspapers, social networks or any other print or digital platform.

He Senate Bill 1251which would not apply to breeders, hatcheries and commercial sellers licensed by the Health Department, received 20 votes in favor and three against.

“This measure prevents the impulsive purchase of animals and guarantees that the handling and sale of animals are carried out under conditions that promote their best well-being,” reads the legislative piece, authored by the popular senators. Rosa Velez and Ramon Ruiz Nieves.

Although the Law for the Welfare and Protection of Animals (Law 154 of 2008), in its Article 17, prohibits the sale of animals in the streets, highways and public places, There is no explicit restriction regarding the trade of dogs and cats on digital platforms.

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