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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Phage
It is state based right now
"Regulations governing the purchase of pets typically focus on professional breeders and retail sales at pet shops. However, anyone selling puppies or kittens out of their home also may be subject to such disclosure rules. Depending on your city and/or state of residence, you may need to obtain a breeder's license if you plan to sell even just one puppy or kitten"
Legislation would seem to be a viable disincentive though. Unless you think that private purchasers are primary to puppy mill operators. I don't. I think puppy mills won't want to have anything to do with private purchases. I think this law may serve as a good model.
There really isn't any incentive other than love of a particular breed or respect for all of our furry friends.