Mills No More: How Los Angeles changed the sale of pets.
By: N Gilbert
Hats off to the Los Angeles City Council! Look what they did...
Los Angeles City has approved an ordinance that will effectively ban the retail sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 in favor of ending the flow of animals from puppy mills. Instead, pets found in LA pet stores will have to be from city shelters or rescue groups. ...The decision makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban pet sales.
"More than 70,000 animals are euthanized in Los Angeles city and county shelters every year - at taxpayer expense," said Elizabeth Oreck, Best Friends Animal Society's national manager of puppy mill initiatives. "To continue importing puppies and kittens from mills in other states while we are killing the surplus that are already filling our shelters simply doesn’t make sense. Today, Los Angeles took a reasonable and progressive step to addressing these issues in our city."
Good job L.A., it's about time our state does something right and not just for the greed and wealth of people's pocketbooks!