This is exciting—the ban on selling animals from breeders
and puppy mills in Los Angeles has moved closer to becoming law following a 12-2 council vote in favor of
the measure. PETA’s L.A. team has been working to ensure passage of the ban, speaking out on
its behalf before the council. Since this wasn’t a unanimous vote, there will
be another hearing, so please keep your fingers crossed for a victory in behalf
of the homeless animals in the City of Angels—one that may inspire many more
across the country!
Originally posted August 13:
Los Angeles may soon take a huge stride toward reducing the
number of homeless animals—the City Council is expected to vote soon on a
measure that would ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits obtained
from any source other than an animal shelter or rescue group. The proposed
regulation has already been endorsed
by the Los Angeles Times editorial
The Sun Is Setting on
PETA, at the forefront of efforts to curb animal homelessness and overpopulation—by
offering low-cost to no-cost spaying
and neutering, promoting adoption, and discouraging people from buying animals from breeders and pet stores—is understandably psyched about the possibility of the country’s second-largest
city taking such a major step toward ending animal homelessness.
If the proposal passes, Los Angeles will join a growing number of cities that are showing that they’re serious about stopping the animal homelessness crisis—and
the cruel puppy mills that fuel it—by putting laws in place to block animal sales in pet stores.
It’s standard practice for puppy mills to keep animals in cramped, crude, and filthy conditions without proper veterinary care or socialization.
What You Can Do
If you live in L.A., please politely ask your councilmembers to vote in favor of the proposed ordinance. And if you live elsewhere, urge
your city council to pass
a law to protect animals from the cruelty caused by their breeding.
Article source: PETA Files