Increasingly, municipalities throughout the United States are contemplating, and some are actually enacting, local laws that severely restrict or even prohibit the breeding of cats and dogs. Sometimes, these laws are antecedent to other laws providing for mandatory spaying and neutering.
Needless to say, there is substantial opposition to these types of laws, especially from organized breeders and associations, such as the American Kennel Club, which have a huge financial stake in the breeding of cats and dogs. Among their other arguments against anti-breeding (and mandatory spaying and neutering) laws, the opponents claim they are unconstitutional.
They are not.