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The Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits Banned in San Diego

July 26, 2013
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

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On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in city “pet” stores. Last September, the San Diego Animal Defense Team (ADT) gave the city council a petition with forty pages of signatures requesting this ordinance. ADT joined with In Defense of Animals, San Diego Humane Society, Animal Protection and Rescue League, and other organizations to garner attention and support for the ordinance. More than 75 animal-related businesses and animal advocacy groups signed on to support the ban.

Pet stores get animals from commercial breeding facilities, including puppy mills, where animals are imprisoned for life in cramped, filthy conditions and used as breeding machines until they can no longer reproduce. Three to four million animals are killed in American shelters every year because of the difficulty of securing enough good homes for them. Please adopt rather than buy animal companions to break this cycle of suffering, misery, and death.

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I am a shelter pet

my love is not something to be quantified,
analyzed or qualified.
it comes with trust that cannot be assailed.
a hearty bark/meow, a wagging tail.
i give to you more than you can ever return
my love is true, does not have to be earned..
i am a shelter pet who needs a place…
to call my own, a loving space…
open your door and i will give you more…

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2013 11:37 pm

    I’ve had many cats over the years, and they’ve always been strays or from shelters. Why buy an animal when there are so many homeless ones?

    I’ve also noticed that on TV shows about breeders, they’ve always shown breeders as having really nice homes and just a few animals they breed from. They show the breeders breeding the animals in their homes. Obviously that is a rarity, not them norm.


  2. August 3, 2013 8:07 am

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul and commented:
    Good job!! =)



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