San Francisco officials voted unanimously to change the city’s health code and ban all pet stores from selling non-rescue dogs and cats.
The proposed ordinance will not affect responsible pet breeders from doing business in the city. People are still able to adopt from local animal shelters or choose a specific breed from any number of breed-specific rescues serving the area. Instead, the ordinance is designed to bring attention to and halt the inhumane and deceptive practices of large-scale breeding operations that supply animals to pet stores and directly to consumers online.
“Pet shops’ greed fuels the cruel commercial breeding industry that keeps female dogs and cats prisoner inside filthy wire cages – whose only purpose is to churn out litters of inbred puppies and kittens who are then taken away from them, transported hundreds of miles, and sold,” PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi told The Independent.
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