San Francisco passes new pet store law – pet stores can only sell rescue animals


San Francisco passed a law to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at pet stores in efforts to eradicate inhumane puppy breeding operations.

Good news for dogs and cats as well as animal lovers! The city will also ban the sale of animals under eight weeks old.

“Most animal lovers are horrified at the thought of keeping their beloved family pet in a dirty wire cage for a second; let alone a week, month or even years.

Yet, that is the fate of many animals at large-scale commercial breeding operations across the nation; including the mothers of many puppies and kittens sold in pet shops,” the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wrote in an op-ed piece in The San Francisco Examiner.

“In response, more than 200 cities and counties across the nation have banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores.”

District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang, who sponsored the legislation, also called on the US Agriculture Department. This about to reinstate information on its website documenting animal cruelty cases, which was removed earlier in the month.

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