Chicago aldermen pass anti-puppy mill ordinance 49-1

The Chicago City Council today voted 49-1 to make the retail sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in Chicago a thing of the past.
Dozens of other U.S. cities — including Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix — have banned the retail sale of dogs raised by commercial operations. Animal rights activists contend puppies from mills are prone to disease, congenital defects and poor socialization, which leads to owners giving them up to tax-subsidized animal control facilities.

Chicago Tribune