28 Jun '11, 2pm

San Francisco to Ban All Pet Sales?

San Francisco to Ban All Pet Sales?

Some time ago the San Francisco board of supervisors considered a ban on the sale of some kinds of pets –mainly dogs, cats and hamsters. The primary reason was to reduce business for the puppy mills and other facilities that breed animals for sale, but too often mistreat them. If none of those animals could be sold in San Francisco shops, the city would no longer be contributing to inhumane breeding practices. Plus, there are generally enough or more than enough animals in shelters waiting to be adopted that never are, and instead wind up euthanized. About one million animals are euthanized each year in California, according to San Francisco SPCA . Taxpayers are paying over two hundred million dollars a year for animal shelters and euthanization nationwide, according to Animal Rescue Fresno . Now a proposal is being considered banning all pet sales, including fish. Philip ...

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