More tyranny! Los Angeles bans purebred pets from being sold in stores -!Submitted by Brian Middleton on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 23:52
Although I support the need to solve the problem of too many pets being put down, this goes too far. More job killing...
"L.A. council votes to ban stores from selling non-rescue dogs, cats.
Los Angeles lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of an ordinance that will make L.A. the largest city in America to ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from commercial breeders.
The ordinance, which the City Council voted 12-2 to approve, targets puppy mills and is designed to cut down on the tens of thousands of animals euthanized each year in city shelters.
Under the law, individuals will still be allowed to buy directly from breeders, and pet stores will be allowed to sell animals that come from shelters, humane societies and registered rescue groups. Stores found to be selling animals from breeders may face misdemeanor charges and a first-time penalty of $250."