Roadside sale of animals ‘illegal’

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SELLING animals on roadsides is illegal, Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) president Michelle McGeorge, pictured, says.
Puppies, kittens, parrots and deer sold at traffic lights and near the Boroko Foodworld are also breaching the traffic law and people should discourage the practice, she said.
McGeorge told The National that National Capital District banned street vendors at traffic lights which also applied to selling of animals.
“We encourage people to come through RSPCA to deworm, desex and vaccinate happy, healthy and ready animals for adoption,” she said.
Animals sold streets are also not vaccinated, can have sickness, worms and many did not survive for long, she said.
“It is also very stressful for a poor little puppy sitting on the roadside for days for sale, people should really discourage the practice.”
McGeorge said such practise would encourage people to trade animals and hunt them which led to extinction.

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