19 Jun '11, 3am

San Francisco is Renewing Efforts to Ban Pet Sales

San Francisco is Renewing Efforts to Ban Pet Sales

San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is renewing efforts to ban pet sales in the city, which has been extended to include goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of even the smallest of animals who are raised inhumanely and to discourage impulse buys of pets. Last year a ban on the sale of puppies, kittens and other small animals was proposed in hopes of increasing adoptions and dropping euthanasia rates, but a decision was put off and the issue was scrapped altogether. This year’s proposal comes after a year of study and was expanded to include breeders as well as pet stores to help protect pets, consumers and the environment. “The pet trade is a multi-billion dollar industry that treats animals as commodities to be bought and sold for profit. This leads to suffering on a massive scale when animals are warehoused,...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/san-franc...

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San Francisco Named North America's Greenest City

San Francisco Named North America's Greenest City

greenbiz.com 30 Jun '11, 10pm

San Francisco took the title as the greenest city in North American in a study of the environmental performance and commit...