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Will Los Angeles ban the sale of puppy mill pets?

Los Angeles could become the largest city in the US to ban the sale of commercially bred pets. The city council meeting on Wednesday resulted in a 12-2 vote for the ban of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in pet stores. However, because the vote was not unanimous, a second vote will be held next week.

Under this proposed law, pet stores will no longer be able to sell commercially bred animals, but will be encouraged to sell adoptable pets from shelters. Some pet shop owners have vocally opposed the ban.

The two ‘no’ votes came from Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Mitchell Englander who feared that the ordinance would be expensive to enforce and bad for the local economy.

What do you think about the ban? Would you support it in your city?

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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