San Diego, California – San Diego may be the next city to help put a stop to the cruel business of animal mills and address the serious pet overpopulation problem by banning the retail sales of animals.
The San Diego Animal Defense Team (“ADT”) has been meeting with Mayor Bob Filner and the San Diego City Council to enact an ordinance that will ban the retail sales of puppies, kittens and rabbits. If passed, San Diego will join the growing number of cities that have already passed similar ordinances.
As reported in the original article, “a number of cities have passed ordinances that prohibit the sales of animals in pet stores.” Among them are West Hollywood, California; South Lake Tahoe, California; Glendale, California; Hermosa Beach, California; Laguna Beach, California; Huntington Beach, California; Irvine, California; Chula Vista, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lake Worth, Florida; Austin and El Paso, Texas; and Richmond, British Columbia.
In addition, 38 pet shops in California have taken the pledge to stop selling puppies and kittens and, instead, will look to rescues, shelters and good family breeders as a source for obtaining pets. Source. Nationwide, nearly 2,000 pet shops have taken the HSUS pledge to stop selling puppies,” as well. Source
Banning the retail sales of animals is one way we can help stem the support that unwitting consumers provide towards the cruelties inflicted upon innocent, living, sentient beings at the hands of greedy animal mill operators.
ADT is currently seeking endorsements to support the ordinance. If you are a San Diego resident, or a business or nonprofit organization that operates in San Diego, and you support this ordinance, please send an email to ADT at email@example.com. ADT will send you a short form to complete. If you wish to complete the form as a private individual (City of San Diego resident), you need only indicate on the form that you are not signing as a representative of an organization. ADT will also send you a draft of the ordinance upon request at the email address, shown above.