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San Fransisco wants to ban Selling and Buying of Pets ~ Thoughts?

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.

That’s the law under consideration by San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country’s first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

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Leave it to the kooks in San Fran to think this one up. Banning the sale of pets will not solve the homeless pet problem.
This law doesn't ban having pets , only selling (or buying) in the city.


Asked by itsmesteph11 at 8:32 PM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • And this law is being brought to the citizens of San Francisco, because, as everyone knows, all of California's problems have already been solved!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:50 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • IMO~San Francisco has an over abundance of loons.... Proposing laws like this only solidifies their loon status, imo...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:49 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • The commission tabled the vote...wanna bet this is going to die a quiet death and never make their agenda again? I can understand wanting to stop overpopulation and the puppy mills, but this was going too far.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:38 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Wait...does this law include gerbils?!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:52 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • "So...can you still give pets away? Say, if you're moving and can't take the animal with you for some reason? "

    You can, May...and they can still be sold. The law was being discussed by a committee. The supervisors would had to have approved it once the committee did...and I'm certain the committee is going to throw this one back in the pond after last night's five-hour hearing. Along with the goldfish that still would have been legal to sell.

    Yes, Lori, it covered gerbils, too...everything but fish, it seems.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:57 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Possibly they would prefer it if people adopted pets from a shelter? EVeryone I know adopts pets....they don't buy them fom a Pet shop or from a breeder..

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:43 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • That is what happens in a socialist city, a few elitist decides what is best for everybody else.

    And to think that is what Obama wants for the whole country.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 10:21 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I don't see how this will help matters any. I can understand certain affiliations (craigslist) not allowing the buying or selling of pets, but an entire city? That will just lead to people getting pets off the "black market".

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:36 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Hmmmm, what exactly does this solve? The people who are animal abusers and do this in the wrong ways will continue to do it. The ones who are legitimate sellers who love their animals will be the ones who are forced to stop.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:36 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • people will find ways around the law.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 8:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2010