The San Francisco Commision of Animal Control and Welfare is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to sell any pets (other than fish) in the city. Other cities, like West Hollywood, CA, have already banned the sale of dogs and cats.

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1,041 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by KikiPeepers

Should selling pets instead of adopting them out be illegal?
The San Francisco Commision of Animal Control and Welfare is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to sell any pets (other than fish) in the city. Other cities, like West Hollywood, CA, have already banned the sale of dogs and cats.

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11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/10/10 - 10:50:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
no some ppl have too many pets or their pet has a litter and they cant afford them and they just need some extra money. that would be stupid to illegalize selling pets
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/10/10 - 10:52:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's the stupidest f***ing idea I've heard all day.

I've been around exotic birds all my life, and if it suddenly became illegal to charge money for these birds, they would cease to exist as available pets in the US. Most macaws, for example, sell for around $1000 or more, and for damn good reason. It takes a huge amount of time and money to breed parrots like that. Asking a parrot breeder to just give away parrots is like asking a classic car mechanic to just give away their restorations. They would be losing thousands of dollars.

Same with purebred dogs or cats, certain types of reptiles, even rare fish. This law might prevent animals from ending up in shelters, but it will also end the practice of animal breeding. The only pets you'd ever see would be mutt dogs and cats.

It might be different if this law only applied to previously owned animals, but an all-out ban is ludicrous.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 12:09:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think having pets just for the sake of having pets should be illegal. I have nothing against work/riding animals, though.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:26:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/10/10 - 10:52:53 PM Koto wrote:
The only pets you'd ever see would be mutt dogs and cats.


That's what I was thinking - otherwise I like the idea. But eventually every breed would die out, unless people bred them just to keep them going but that would only last so long.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:29:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 12:09:46 AM anthraxrocks wrote:
I think having pets just for the sake of having pets should be illegal. I have nothing against work/riding animals, though.

Yeah, because treating animals like work slaves is much better than keeping them in comfortable homes for the purpose of companionship.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:38:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/10/10 - 10:52:53 PM Koto wrote:
stuff

Yeah, this is why the US shouldn't have outlawed slavery too, slaves were worth a lot of money...
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:58:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
animals are people too!
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 10:45:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 12:09:46 AM anthraxrocks wrote:
I think having pets just for the sake of having pets should be illegal. I have nothing against work/riding animals, though.
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:29:31 AM Koto wrote:
Yeah, because treating animals like work slaves is much better than keeping them in comfortable homes for the purpose of companionship.

Hunting dogs are treated pretty well.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 12:36:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
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On Sunday 7/11/10 - 10:45:15 AM anthraxrocks wrote:
Hunting dogs are treated pretty well.


And pets aren't?
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:10:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Animals are not here for your amusement. Animals have intrinsic worth, like you & I, which makes them priceless. Just because an animal is social enough to enjoy physical affection from species other than its own doesn't give anyone the right to hold it captive in human homes. All pets should be illegal, except when an animal is injured, ill, or dying.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 2:24:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:10:25 PM punkusmartyr wrote:
Animals are not here for your amusement. Animals have intrinsic worth, like you & I, which makes them priceless. Just because an animal is social enough to enjoy physical affection from species other than its own doesn't give anyone the right to hold it captive in human homes. All pets should be illegal, except when an animal is injured, ill, or dying.

Or useful for some kind of work...
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 7:00:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/10/10 - 10:52:53 PM Koto wrote:
The only pets you'd ever see would be mutt dogs and cats.
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 1:26:33 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
That's what I was thinking - otherwise I like the idea. But eventually every breed would die out, unless people bred them just to keep them going but that would only last so long.


How would it die out? You could buy an animal from abroad. A friend of ours bought his viszla from a family in Hungary.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/10 - 8:20:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes for regular animals like cats and dogs. no on exotic animals you have to pay for them
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/12/10 - 2:19:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with Koto on this. All that will happen from it is breeders being forced to relocate in the suburbs.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/12/10 - 1:52:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/11/10 - 7:00:14 PM angeleyesgr wrote:
How would it die out? You could buy an animal from abroad. A friend of ours bought his viszla from a family in Hungary.

What about American breeds of dogs/cats that are rare or even nonexistent outside of North America?

Also, purebred pets are already insanely expensive as it is, imagine how much they would cost if you also had to travel to another country or pay to have them shipped to America. Only hardcore dog/cat showers would be willing to spend that kind of money.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/12/10 - 3:21:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
um, no. that is simply rediculous
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/13/10 - 12:10:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Don't even get these folks started on ZOOS
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/14/10 - 1:50:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think anyone should know this is a controversial idea!

Why Is Banning the Sale of Pets in Stores So Controversial?



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