San Diego bans commercial sale of pets in effort to stop puppy mills

In a move aimed at keeping puppy mill animals off the retail market and encouraging more adoption of shelter animals, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the commercial sale of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
The new ordinance, which will go into effect in 30 days, says that pet retailers may only offer adoptions of animals they’ve obtained from city or county shelters, humane societies and nonprofit rescue groups. Retailers were upset, saying the blanket measure unfairly penalizes “well-run” shops.
Animal advocates disagree: “Every time we do a pet store investigation [after a complaint], we find that puppy mills are the suppliers,” said a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States. San Diego is the 32nd U.S. city to pass such a ban.

San Diego bans commercial sale of pets in effort to stop puppy mills

In a move aimed at keeping puppy mill animals off the retail market and encouraging more adoption of shelter animals, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the commercial sale of all dogs, cats and rabbits.

The new ordinance, which will go into effect in 30 days, says that pet retailers may only offer adoptions of animals they’ve obtained from city or county shelters, humane societies and nonprofit rescue groups. Retailers were upset, saying the blanket measure unfairly penalizes “well-run” shops.

Animal advocates disagree: “Every time we do a pet store investigation [after a complaint], we find that puppy mills are the suppliers,” said a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States. San Diego is the 32nd U.S. city to pass such a ban.

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