If for some reason you want to go to San Francisco to buy a pet, well this article may be for you!
The city of San Francisco is beginning to consider the ban of all pet sales. The reason for this potential ban is that the San Francisco City Council is attempting to remove the ability for pet mills (places that mass breed and sale domestic animals) to run legally. Sadly this ban does not just count for cats and dogs, it also includes fish, and any other living thing. The city has been considering the ban since last year, but it was put on hold after animal advocates wanted some changes to the new law. Now it is back with a new name and a new strategy.
Representatives of the multi million dollar pet sale industry say: “by far the most radical ban we’ve seen”. Some people question why the ban included fish, and the coauthor of the city’s Commision of Animal Control said. “From Descartes on up, in the Western mindset, fish and other nonhuman animals don’t have feelings, they don’t have emotions, we can do whatever we want to them. If we considered them living beings, we would deal with them differently.… Our culture sanctions this, treating them as commodities and expendable.” Odly snake food was almost excluded when it came to what was being banned, which would have meant poor little mice will not be safe from the grasp of San Fransisco, after all snakes do have to eat don’t they? After a heated meeting, Commissioner Pam Hemphill argued that it wasn’t humane to sell on animal in order for it to be fed to another. The exclusion was later dismissed. So if there is a particular animal you want to buy that happens to be available in San Francisco, you should probably get your butt up there before the law is passed.
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