Monday, October 16, 2017

California bans animal breeding for pets

UPI reports:
California becomes first state to require stores sell only rescue animals

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation into law this week that requires pet stores in the state to exclusively sell rescue dogs, cats and rabbits.

Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires all dogs, cats, and rabbits offered for retail sale in California to be obtained from animal shelters or non-profit rescue organizations. ...

The bill received widespread support from rescue organizations, but was opposed by groups that included the American Kennel Club and California Retailers Association. ...

Assembly Bill 485 unanimously passed the California state senate in September and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
I did not know that there was even any such thing as rescue rabbits.

Now if you buy a dog, you might have to get a pit bull that survived criminal dog fights. I am told that pits bulls are the most common breed in shelters today.

I guess animal breeding is not illegal yet, and you may be able to buy directly from a breeder.

In a few years, California will ban the breeding of humans. If you want a child, you will have to adopt a rescue child from some place like Guatemala or Somalia.

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