70 Malls in US to Ban Animal Sales, But not if done by “adoption”
Macerich mall developer, catering to AR “p-mill” propaganda, is banning sales of live animals in more than 70 of its malls across the US. s. Macerich confirmed they will not renew the leases of existing pet stores that sell animals and in their place, are opening humane stores offering adoptions of rescued pets…………
So, what if those “adopted” animals don’t find homes then? And can’t pay the rent? And have to move out? Huntington Beach City Council Meeting on March 19. proposal emphasized the need to end the sale of puppies “since most originate from” alleged “PMs” ….Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Irvine have agreed as well.
What is wrong with this? For one, it is “OK” for ARs to put animals in exactly the same cages, and exactly the same lighted pet corrals [as used by normal pet stores]— BUT ONLY IF AN SPCA, SHELTER OR RESCUE DOES IT. But Pet Stores are banned.
Case law indicates that interstate commerce includes non profits, regardless of the public’s belief or perception, that a non profit cannot make a profit? Of course they make profits. They can spend whatever they make in profit as long as most of it is germane to their purpose, but they can definitely make a profit.
Biggest example is HSUS, ASPCA and Best Friends. ALL of them are profiting. They are not losing money. A non profit is not required to lose money!
Even if the seized animals were taking from commercial kennels. Here below, we can see ARs telling other to start being the enforcers and the police……………..
Look at this, ARs telling people to ……..
“Using this law, we can prevent the sale of thousands of animals every year in California and make business difficult for animal abusers and breeders. Enforcement is going to be difficult, so we need you to help monitor enforcement of this important new law.”
“IDA is calling on animal advocates across California to be vigilant and do some investigating in your community. Is there a flea market or carnival that sells live animals in your area? How about a parking lot or outside a grocery store? If you find animals being sold outdoors, take a photo of the animals and the area and contact us. We can assist you in assessing if the seller is in violation of the law (there are some exceptions) and contacting your local law enforcement and getting the sales stopped. “If you can help monitor enforcement of Section 597.4 (then lists contact#)”
SB917 now pushed in Louisiana and other states………we TOLD you so……….HSUS pushing it forward…everywhere…..
The Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice voted 9-3 for House Bill 231 by Rep. Tony Ligi, R-Metairie, that started out to ban the sale of dogs and cats along highways and rights of way, at flea markets, in commercial and retail parking lots, and at public parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and “any other public recreational area or adjacent property.”
As the debate continued, Rep. Joseph Lopinto III, R-Metairie, the panel’s chairman, amended the bill to allow the pets to be given away, and Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport, followed that up with language banning the sale of all animals, including fish.
Ligi’s bill, sponsored for The Humane Society of the United States, now heads to the House floor for more debate.
In its amended form, the bill would allow animals to be sold from private homes, at pet stores, by licensed breeders, at humane societies, by animal welfare groups and at events sponsoring pet adoptions. Ligi said the bill is designed to crack down on the sale of sickly animals that could spread diseases. “It is a matter of public health and safety,” he said. (Bullshit, it has nothing to do with spreading disease, another crock of crap!)
Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, one of the three votes against the bill, said that the problem Ligi is trying to address is better suited for local governments to deal with since many have already adopted ordinances to control animal sales. “There are much more important things for us to do than dogs and cats,” Norton said.
Ligi said he was looking to enact uniform standards statewide.
Burrell said that the original language of the bill discriminated against dog and cat owners who might want to sell litters. He offered the amendment to ban the sale of all animals and it was adopted.
Cities where legislation is in place
Hermosa Beach, California banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores on March 23, 2010, following unanimous vote by council. The ban went into effect on April 13, 2010. (no pet stores then selling live animals). The sale of cats and dogs in retail outlets is also banned in South Lake Tahoe, California.
West Hollywood, California banned the sale of dogs and cats Feb 16, 2010. Austin, Texas passed their ban on retail sales of cats and dogs on July 29, 2010. (Petland sold cats and dogs at the time the ban was being discussed, but closed in anticipation of the ban coming into effect.)
In the last few years, the following cities in the state of Florida have imposed a by-law that prohibits the keeping of dogs for any “commercial purpose”: Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Lauderdale Lakes, Flagler Beach, North Bay Village and Opa-Locka.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico the ban has been in place for 4 years, there has been an alleged increase of “animal adoptions by 23% and euthanasia at city shelters has decreased by 35%.” Really.
And exactly how would you prove it was attributable to this law? ARs never have correct statistics. What they have is HSUS or CDC nonsense. We are willing to bet if the FOIA was done it would prove otherwise, as documentation, just like in San Francisco, is easily misrepresented. Pure bullshit. And if anyone tried to prove it wasn’t we doubt they could even do it since there is no way to tell how it occcurred, if it even did happen.
Then we are forced to believe this?? …. “[h]er private animal shelter has stepped in to fill the place of pet stores for people who want pets but don’t necessarily want to brave the city shelter. In February, Animal Humane New Mexico opened a boutique-style adoption center with just a few hand-picked animals — mostly puppies, many of them pure-bred dogs that were abandoned or rescued by the shelter — so that people could “shop” for shelter dogs in a pleasant, retail-like environment.”
Yeah right. and exactly where is any shelter going to find “hand picked mostly pure bred dogs” in generous numbers? MORE BULL>>>> They don’t just walk in the doors of shelters. People can sell or give away their animals, but no shelters have 700 purebred puppies for $125 and if they do, they would be gone in one day in California. So who is fooling who here? Let’s consider Small Paws out of OK. They BUY commercial kennel dogs at auction and then resell them as “rescued.” Are we all idiots????
What is so bad about this? This is obviously the AR way of telling people that you cannot buy an animal if it is being sold, (because that would be “animal abuse”) under the law—
…but you can buy it from THEM via “adoption” even if it’s the exact same animal that came from commercial kennel and then resold on the market or placed into the HSUS raided corral of animals.
NOT EVERY, not all, not even some COMMERCIAL KENNELs..are WHAT HSUS MAKES THEM OUT TO BE. But it only takes 2 pictures to be duplicated 10million times.
Not every person of color is in a gang, not every Hispanic is eating tortillas, not every Asian is smoking opium, and not every dog breeder is the “scum” that HSUS assigns to it. Commercial kennels are legal. Huge trucks are legal. Feral cats are legal. Alcohol is legal. Yet HSUS and its handy dandy propaganda marketing team can sell A SORRY STORY SO FAST IT IS PATHETIC.
But HSUS has repeatedly and consistently pushed PM PM PM until HSUS finally LOST in MO after the legislature went back and changed the law that HSUS got passed by paying signature gatherers. Now HSUS has funded yet another group to force 3/4 of legislature to agree when attempting to modify a previously passed law.
Jan 17, 2012 – News: Dana Point considers cat, dog sales ban | pet, anderson, pet, dana, point, mayor, lara, anderson, animals, city, san, clemente, orange, …
Jun 7, 2011 – Los Angeles – The City Council today instructed the Department of AnimalServices to draft a law banning the commercial breeding of dogs, …
Mar 15, 2010 – Bans on retail animal sales are meant to curb impulse buys, but some shop owners are growling.
Nov 22, 2011 – Fur coats via Shutterstock. After months of hairy debate, West Hollywood has become the first U.S. city to ban the sale of fur apparel products.
Jan 8, 2012 – “Why would you oppose a ban on pet shop sales? One would think … Sales bans usually exempt animals obtained from “rescues” and shelters
FOLKS— this is nothing but propaganda based on the HSUS Factory Farce propaganda train. We are hoping if enough people out HSUS they will start to lose more credibility and be shown for what they are: money mongering con artists that don’t care about shelter animals but instead simply want NO PET INDUSTRY AND NO AGRICULTURE DEPT RUNNING THE ANIMAL RELATED LAWS. That is why HSUS infiltrated APHIS, AKC, and legislatures nationwide. It takes $$$$ and it takes subterfuge. Of which HSUS has and could easily be outgunned if all agriculture nationwide, all science, and all animal husbandry banded together. ….. HSUS would not have a chance.