Virginia Beach, Va. - A petition addressed to the Virginia Beach City Council is asking for the sale of 'milled' puppies and kittens to be prohibited in the city.
As of now, 111 cities across the country have created this ordinance to ban the retail sale of puppies and kittens from inhumane breeding mills.
Pet stores in Virginia Beach have been accused by the Humane Society of working with massive out of state brokers in the Midwest who are directly connected to puppy mills. That means the animals are mass bred for sale in conditions that are considered inhumane.
Kara Moran started a petition on change.org that already has over 12,000 supporters. She hopes that Virginia Beach will be the next city to pass the ordinance and will start the movement in Virginia.
The goal of the ordinance is not to shut down local pet stores, but instead to help them shift from buying animals from mills to selling rescues.