Debate Rages Over Proposed SF Pet Sale Ban
Posted: 9:49 pm PDT August 12, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco officials considered a history-making ban on the sale of pets Thursday night that sparked a heated debate at a meeting of the Animal Control and Welfare Commission.
It was standing room only at San Francisco’s City Hall as dozens of people crowded into the meeting to express their opinions. The proposed ban has pitted animal rights activists against pet store owners.
Advocates of the ban argued the first in the nation ban on pet sales within the city would prevent unwanted pets from being euthanized
The proposed ordinance would ban retailers from not only selling dogs and cats, but also hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small animals including birds. Read More
The same city that has officially endorsed meatless Monday’s is now trying to ban the sale of pets. It’s another step on the animal rights agenda. The people that are trying to get this passed are the same ones that refer to pets as “non-human animals.”