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Massachusetts Legislature bans pet rentals

In Animal News on July 30, 2008 at 7:15 pm

The Massachusetts Legislature voted to ban pet rentals. The House voted unanimously (156-0) to outlaw the practice and the Senate followed suit with a voice vote. The bill is now on the desk of Governor Deval Patrick who has 10 days to decide whether to sign, veto, or let the bill become law without action. Members of the state Legislature argued that letting people house pets for short periods of time would amount to cruelty to animals. In particular, it would confuse pets about their homes, if those were constantly changing. The Boston City Council has already passed its own ban after a pet rental company wanted to locate there.

-Amanda Giffi


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