Thirty-five cities and counties in California have already banned the retail sale of companion animals from inhumane pet mills. The whole state of California is now on the brink of adopting the ban if AB 485 is passed!
Assembly Bill 485 would prohibit pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits -- unless they come from an animal shelter or rescue group. This would be the nation's first statewide prohibition on the sale of inhumanely bred pets in retail pet stores.
We understand that there are many people who prefer purchasing their pets from breeders. This bill does NOT take away the public's freedom to choose between a breeder or a shelter nor will it prohibit reputable breeders from privately selling purebred animals. However, it WILL prevent large-scale commercial pet breeding operations, where profit is placed above the well-being of animals and filthy, overcrowded conditions are more common than not, from continuing to extort and profit off of innocent animals.
Now's the time to speak up! Join the Santa Cruz SPCA, and many other animal welfare agencies, and convey your support for this important reform by contacting your representative today!
Find your rep here -> http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
For all the animals,
Robert T. Armbrust, Executive Director
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