For or against? San Francisco prohibits the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores

The city of San Francisco, California, has just made a decision that was expected by many animal rights activists: will have the right to sell dogs and cats, with the exception of those from shelters.

This amendment to the Health Code is intended to "prohibit pet stores from selling dogs or dogs. cats not obtained from animal rescue organizations or refuges ". "Selling puppies or kittens under eight weeks old" is also prohibited. The seller must, in all cases, be able to inform the origin of each of his animals.

Fight the puppy and kitty mills

The objective of this amendment is to dissuade the companies of sale of animals to settle in San Francisco, to fight the "puppy and kitten mills" that feed pet stores by producing animals en masse, and to encourage adoption in shelters . The city has also indicated its desire to extend this measure to all of California, then nationally and even internationally.

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