13 August 2013

BC SPCA applauds ban of private pet sales on classifieds website

Buy, Sell & Trade, a classifieds website servicing several British Columbia regions has decided to remove all postings of private pet ads. 

This move towards responsible breeding and retailing of pets has been met with gratitude by the BC SPCA who view it as a giant leap in the battle against puppy mills and other unscrupulous animal breeders. 

"One of the most direct ways that puppy mill operators stay in business is through newspaper and online ads," said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. "We are thrilled that the team at Buy, Sell & Trade has taken such a strong stand against this exploitation of animals."

The decision to remove the ads came when Buy, Sell & Trade staffers noticed a significant increase in the number of postings of suspicious pet sale ads. After months of planning and discussion with the BC SPCA, the private pet ads were removed entirely and BC SPCA adoptable animals were listed in their place.  

"We believe this is the first major online classified site in B.C. to take such a strong stand against animal neglect and cruelty," said Nanimo SPCA manager Leon Davis. "We hope other newspapers and online sites will follow their lead so that we can put an end to puppy mills and other unscrupulous breeders in our province." 

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