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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:29 AM

Pet stores could sell only rescue animals under bill headed to Jerry Brown

California pet stores could sell dogs, cats and rabbits only from animal shelters or rescue organizations if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a measure sent to him on Thursday.

Assembly Bill 485, by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, aims to crack down on “puppy mills” and other breeding facilities where animals are mass-produced for retail sale, often in poor conditions. More than 30 cities, including Sacramento, have already adopted local restrictions on selling commercially bred animals.

Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, said her hometown passed an ordinance several years ago after hearing from a pet store owner that “no reputable breeder will breed an animal and then sell it to a pet store put in a window and be sold off to who knows who, maybe to end up later in a pound.”

“Given the number of very adoptable, very lovable, very cute, very noble dogs and cats that we have in shelters all across the state,” she said, ‘let’s focus on finding homes for those animals and not on encouraging the horrible trade of dogs and cats that come out of puppy mills.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article173324401.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 2017 OP
wasupaloopa Sep 2017 #1
Not Ruth Sep 2017 #2
joeybee12 Sep 2017 #3
Duppers Sep 2017 #4
MrModerate Sep 2017 #5
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:39 AM

1. In CA we are getting deliveries of lots of dogs from Texas shelters to make room

 

for animals found after Harvey who's owners are looking for them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:49 AM

2. I love the idea of only being allowed to sell rescue animals, this needs to be signed now

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:15 AM

3. BIG knr

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:52 AM

4. Excellent!! ALL states should pass these laws.

But there would be hard pushback in some states. The ASPCA on puppy mills...

"Puppy Mills Across the United States. The highest concentration of puppy mills is in the Midwest, specifically in Missouri, but there are also high concentrations in other areas, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and upstate New York. Commercial dog breeding is very prevalent among Amish and Mennonite farmers."


Strange how some religions elevated humans so far above our evolutionary cousins as to view them as animated objects.


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:59 AM

5. Most breeders aren't monsters running puppy mills.

As I understand the law, it cracks down on the worst abuses, but doesn't actually restrict sales except those of puppy mills.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:17 AM

7. Reputable dog breeders don't sell wholesale


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:00 AM

6. Here in Tampa

Baby step, meager progress

Ban on puppy sales approved in Hillsborough but not for existing stores

TAMPA — There won't be any new puppy stores opening in Hillsborough County, commissioners decided Wednesday in an attempt to crack down on puppy mills.

However, three stores already operating here can remain open if they keep close tabs on their breeders and don't run afoul of state or federal law.

That's the compromise commissioners worked out after months of tough deliberations on a proposal to ban the commercial sale of cats and dogs in Hillsborough County.

Consensus only came after one of the longest commission debates in recent memory, prefaced by dozens of speakers who weighed in on whether the county should make an exception for existing businesses.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/ban-on-puppy-sales-approved-in-hillsborough-but-not-for-existing-stores/2324299

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:35 AM

8. One small benefit not addressed in this article is the fact animals will now be "spayed or neutered"

One small benefit not addressed in this article is the fact animals will now be "spayed or neutered" by California state law, and will help reduce the rescue dog population problem.

No public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group shall sell or give away to a new owner any cat that has not been spayed or neutered (Cal Food &
Agr Code §§ 30503, 31751.3).



Colusa (Lucy) Brown, California First Dog, approves this law.


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