AR No Sell-display-Transfer Laws Create Constitutional Law Issues

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…




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.




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:

“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.

Posted by City News Service , November 01, 2012 at 08:17 PM

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.

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.


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