A pet store owner's defiance of a newly enacted law in San Diego, Calif., prompted a protest on Sunday, reported ABC 10 News.
Even though it is no longer legal for pet stores to sell commercially bred cats, dogs and rabbits, David Salinas, the owner and CEO of San Diego Puppy, has made the decision to continue operating as if the law were not in effect.
Until the city actually comes here and gives us some kind of notice to completely shut down, we will stay open because we are Americans.
Though reputable breeders rarely, if ever, sell their puppies through pet stores, Salinas insists that his puppies come from "only the best."
Any customer that comes in … we have every single piece of information they need, including the breeder's name, where the puppies are tendered from,
The San Diego Animal Defense team fights against puppy mills and wants to see the retail establishments selling these animals shut down.
Janice Hatch, the San Diego Animal Defense team organizer, does not believe Salinas' claim that his puppies are obtained from "the best."
Hatch told 10 News:
He's absolutely lying. There's no doubt about it.
Salinas refuses to comply with the new law which encourages pet stores to feature shelter pets because he claims that it does not fit with his business model.
Prior story on this situation here.
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