Georgia Bill Would Prohibit Sale of Companion Animals from Roadside, Parking Lot, or Outdoor Market

Georgia House Bill 609 would prohibit the sale, exchange, trade, barter, lease, or “display for a commercial purpose any dog, cat, or domestic rabbit on or in any roadside, public right-of-way, parkway, median, park, other recreation area, flea market or other outdoor market, or commercial or retail parking lot, regardless of whether access to such location is authorized.” The bill would not apply to display of animals for adoption by an animal shelter or animal rescue organization or the display of animals “as part of a state or county fair or exhibition, 4-H program, or similar exhibition or educational program.”