shopping center developer Macerich is banning sales of live animals in more
than 70 malls across the US. This new humane policy designed to break the
puppy mill business chain is taking effect nationwide within 30 days.
Macerich confirmed that they will not renew the leases of existing pet
stores that sell animals and in their place, are opening humane stores
offering adoptions of rescued pets.
Some of the high profile shopping malls include Los Angeles’ Westside
Pavilion, which is opening a rescue store this month in association with the
nonprofit Friends of LA Shelters, Scottsdale’s Fashion Square,
Chesterfield Towne Center in Richmond, Virginia, and Santa Monica Place.
2great! i've seen quite some pet stores in nearby malls selling puppies and
kittens. guess where they came from? puppy mills!