Jalisco’s Animal Protection Law has been modified to outlaw the sale of live animals in commercial properties.
Under the new legislation, the exhibition of animals to the public will not be allowed in pet stores or other establishments. They may, however, sell animals, but they must be kept apart in a dignified, safe, ventilated and illuminated space. The animals may be advertised for purchase through electronic or printed media.
In addition, the new law changes various aspects regarding the adoption of animals. All pets for adoption must be delivered sterilized and vaccinated, it specifies. And a register must be maintained with details of the adopter and the adopted pet.
The reform also mandates that domestic animals must live in decent conditions that permit a healthy natural development. When pets are taken outside the home, they must wear an identification badge, the law states.
The new law also makes owners liable for any damages or costs caused by an abandoned pet.