We have bad news.
An outright crying shame.
Outlawing the display,sale,give away of an animal “outside” [which we have long stated, is the worst law in CA SB917, because that makes it “animal abuse”] — is now further emboldened
by San Diego CA…
OUTLAWING THE SALE, TRADE, DISPLAY,
OR GIVE AWAY OF ANY DOG CAT OR RABBIT
THAT IS NOT: FROM /SHELTER, RESCUE OR NON PROFIT.
This means that only non profits/shelters/rescues
can sell animals.
A person cannot have a business
which sells, displays or gives away a dog, cat or rabbit.
But, no one cares apparently?
SAN DIEGO — A proposal
to PASSED to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and other commercial establishments in San Diego by the City Council.
The proposed amendment to the municipal code
would make NOW makes it “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the city of San Diego, unless the dog, cat or rabbit was obtained from a city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society or a nonprofit rescue organization.”
So will we go to shelters and rescues and find dogs that look like this? Of course not.
Pet stores would need to keep certificates that identify the sources of their animals and make them available to animal control officers, law enforcement, code compliance officials or other city employees. The proposal was given an initial go-ahead in May by the council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee.
DOES ANYONE BESIDES US
THIS MEANS??? HELLO????
Below are QUOTES from those who are BRAGGING about what this means:
“Other cities that have approved this ban are Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Burbank, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, and West Hollywood. “We can only hope that all U.S. cities join San Diego and there could be a nation-wide ban on retail sale of pets.” OR …. “This is a victory for shelters and rescue organizations.” The approved ordinance now requires pet retailers to get their rabbits, kittens and dogs from nonprofit rescue groups, humane societies and city or county animal shelters…”
In other words, no business is going to “get” their dog,cat or rabbit from a rescue,shelter or non profit obviously– because they could not possibly guarantee the health or anything ELSE from animals that come from unknown, untested, and uncharted prior ownership. Further, no business owner would even THINK of doing something so ridiculous due to the liability alone. Government shelters are immune from that liability generally, but non profits are usually not. Therefore rabid ARs have devised LAWS that end up taking out businesses.
The only person quoted who is correct, is–“This has got to stop. This movement of accusing every single breeder having pet stores as puppy mills is absolutely ridiculous,” David Salinas of San Diego Puppy Inc. told NBC Sand Diego.
We [Pet defense] do not even like “Facebook”, as we have often stated,
but out of respect for Mr. Salinas standing up for himself,
we hereby add his Facebook LINK: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoPup
“A report to the committee said that dogs, cats and rabbits bred for pet stores are kept in inhumane conditions; are more likely to carry genetic disorders; are poorly socialized; and too many end up being abandoned by owners and going to shelters.” And who authored that report? Undoubtedly Animal Rights people.
[Note by PD– this is completely untrue—95%-99% of shelter animals are NOT from pet stores– this is all propaganda fueled by activists in effort to end the pet trade, period…..forcing people to buy shelter or rescued animals…….]
Committee Chairwoman Marti Emerald said the code change would protect both animals and consumers. The proposed ordinance is supported by the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, Animal Protection and Rescue League, Companion Animal Protection Society and San Diego Animal Defense Team, which regularly stages protests outside pet shops. [these are all animal rights groups that do not have facts–they have emotion!]
Dr. Gary Weitzman, CEO of the Humane Society,
recently said the point
of the ordinance
“is to encourage reputable and responsible breeding” and adoption or sales.
“It will absolutely not affect backyard breeders, or hobby breeders,
or responsible, reputable breeders that are actually
doing a great job at providing great dogs
that often aren’t in a shelter or rescue environment,”Weitzman said.
PD: He says this because they are changing APHIS to stop all breeding types under the AWA by bringing hobby breeders, internet sellers and commercial breeders to get them all covered under the same law, DESPITE the court case which already established that hobby breeders are NOT covered under the act, and that case has never been overturned nor would the Supreme Court hear the case. We can only imagine that if the government cannot regulate the commercial breeders to suit the rabid ARs, then how would the government regulate not only commercial kennels, but everyone else as well? Let us tell you how this will work.
The ARs have planned to decimate commercial kennels mainstream for years; now, state by state, they will ban all commercial sales of animals by starting with dogs,cats; then, by changing APHIS rules, they will focus on ANYONE WHO ADVERTISES AN ANIMAL FOR SALE, especially if one has a kennel or more than several puppies for SALE. ARs will get their own local teams like HSUS does, to purposely scour every ad online in their area, and then set up hit teams to take down anyone selling. They will then ALL act like min-HSUS clones in groups, and activate these groups across the country. They are already doing it against anyone trying to rehome animals on Craigslist. They will also advertise to rat out people, to look for people selling, they may even end up paying people with “REWARD” cards to rat out people. It would not surprise us. Surveillance of anyone SELLING or displaying animals will be HIGH on their list.
The owner of one pet shop, David Salinas of San Diego Puppy said at the committee meeting that his store has been inspected by the Humane Society and county Department of Animal Services.
We have posted his business “Facebook” link above.
“Puppy mills do not produce healthy puppies — we have healthy puppies, I need to declare that, you need to understand that,” Salinas told the committee members.
Of course, the rabid ARs would never care if the puppies are healthy because they WANT PEOPLE TO SELL UNHEALTHY ANIMALS SO THEY CAN SHUT YOU DOWN— DO YOU GET IT???? Mr. Salinas’ employees said the store receives repeat customers and referrals, which wouldn’t happen if the animals were sick.
Or how about Los Angeles? see below, more of the same. We did not review the wording of the “ban” but expect it would be more of the same.
City Council Approves Ban on Pet Sales From Breeders
People can still purchase pets directly from breeders, just not in stores. City Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Mitchell Englander cast the dissenting votes.
The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 Wednesday to ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits purchased from “commercial breeders.”
People can still purchase pets directly from breeders, just not in stores, which will be able to obtain non-breeder stock from the city’s animal shelters or humane societies registered with the city’s Department of Animal Services.
- PD: It doesnt get more stupid than that–saying a business can “still buy non breeder stock from animal control.” To even say it is moronic, because we all KNOW that if such animals were wanted, they would be sold.
- The fact that they are NOT wanted, will certainly not be compelling, and surely not a reason to BUY something no one wants???
- The animals people WANT are exactly what animal rights (ARs) don’t WANT people to buy, sell, own, or give away. And that is because it leaves the animals from shelters looking bad, but what is the difference?
One simply cannot KEEP comparing apples to oranges, and butter to jam. They will NEVER NEVER be comparable– and it goes against simple logic and common sense. It shows a complete lack of logic, business sense, and reality.
Commercially bred animals are bred for the purpose that
(a) people want them and
(b) they are to be sold to people who want to buy them.
Conversely— Los Angeles “shelter” animals are the animals that the poor areas throw out, no one wants them, and they just keep doing it over and over.
By FAILING to implement social welfare programs to address this, these animals simply keep proliferating, and it will NEVER EVER stop unless the root cause is stopped.
As we know, several years ago Los Angeles “thought” they could become “no kill” over 7 years. We knew it was impossible because they did not address the social welfare aspect correctly; rather, they pretended to target breeders of elite dogs, mini mutts and designer expensive pets. THOSE animals never go to pounds and are NOT thrown out. So why target them?
Because it was NEVER about saving the poor animals in shelters to BEGIN with– it was ALWAYS just a ploy to target the dogs that NEVER go to shelters– from being sold in the first place. It is that simple. But people just don’t “get it.”
ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ELIMINATING “SALES” OF ANIMALS THAT PEOPLE WANT, IS THE ENTIRE REASON FOR BANNING SALES OF ANIMALS, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND IT WAS NEVER TO SAVE SHELTER ANIMALS. SHELTER ANIMALS CANNOT REPLACE DESIRED ANIMALS THAT PEOPLE BUY AND OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A SUPPLY-DEMAND ISSUE, NOT A PET STORE V SHELTER ANIMALS. IT NEVER WAS AND IT NEVER WILL BE NO MATTER WHAT THE ANIMAL RIGHTISTS SAY.
City Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Mitchell Englander cast the dissenting votes. City Councilman Paul Koretz introduced the measure earlier this year with the intention of shutting down puppy and kitten mills and reducing the tens of thousands of euthanizations performed on unclaimed animals each year. The city euthanized more than 21,000 dogs, cats and rabbits in each of the last two fiscal years—about 37 percent of the animals impounded. (Here is proof of their nonsensical bullshit–stopping pet stores won’t stop the killing of shelter animals–and they killed a lot more than 21,000 animals in 2 years–probably twice that amount…)
In a Patch poll, 63 percent of voters approved of the ban while 30 percent disapproved, saying rescue pets need a home but there shouldn’t a ban against buying animals from commercial breeders in pet stores.
Pet shops and other retailers will have six months before the law goes into effect. The penalty for violating the ban will start at $250 for a first offense and goes up to $1,000 for a third strike.
Companion Animal Protection Society West Coast Director Carole Raphaelle Davis said the law would help end “the blood money contracts between puppy mill owners who abuse animals and L.A. pet retailers.”
“We are relieved that finally, the cries of L.A.’s shelter animals have been heard. Puppy mills and cruel pet factories will fade into history at last,” Davis said. PLEASE PEOPLE—NEVER BELIEVE THE BULLSHIT COMING OUT OF LOS ANGELES OR SO CAL. IT’S ALL BULLSHIT AND IT NEVER CHANGES. Pet stores “selling” pets has nothing to do with animals in shelters, and it never did have any correlation.
That is just more bull that ARs love to throw around. It will not decrease shelter killing, BUT the shelters will lie about how many animals come in and get killed to make it LOOK LIKE it made a difference. Trust us, it’s all lies.
There is nothing in the world that will change the killing unless they attack the root cause, which involves social welfare tactics, not stopping pet stores. The propaganda continues.