No More Pet Store Puppies Day | San Diego Humane Society
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There are only two pet stores in San Diego -- San Diego Puppy and Pet Market -- that would be affected by the new ordinance. San Diego Puppy in Grantville has been the focus of much local criticism because it sells puppies bred at Hunte Corp., the world’s largest professional pet distributor.
Ironically, in much of the United States, San Diego included, we’re actually running out of puppies, which is why we need responsible breeders. But responsible breeders are not selling their animals in pet stores. Puppies in pet stores come from out-of-state puppy (or kitten) mills. They’re born from overbred mothers and kept in intolerably inhumane conditions.
Pet store owner defies ban on puppy sales - Fox 5 San Diego
San Diego Says NO to Pet Store Puppies
One year after San Diego became the 33rd city in North America to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats, advocates of the new law say it’s helped build momentum against so called “puppy mills” by educating the public about them.We need conscientious and responsible local breeders to breed animals humanely and partner with animal welfare groups like San Diego Humane Society to ensure animals remain safe and united with their families. Pet stores are not supporting local breeders; they are supporting cruel and inhumane puppy and kittens mills. Truly responsible breeders want to meet their buyers in person and do not sell to the first person with cash in hand.Supporters of bans like San Diego’s say most dogs and cats sold at pet stores are mass-produced at profit-driven breeding facilities in the Midwestern U.S. that they call puppy mills and kitten factories.San Diego, Oceanside and several other cities in the county have already approved bans on puppy mill pets. The Carlsbad council on a 3-2 vote approved a ban on new stores in 2013, and then reversed the ban just four weeks later at the request of former Councilwoman Farrah Douglas.When San Diego adopted its ordinance in 2013, Salinas’ San Diego Puppy store in Grantville was the only pet store affected by the ban in that city. That same year, he opened his Oceanside location, which was immediately targeted by animal rights activists who protested outside the store on a regular basis.Under the ordinance passed in San Diego on July 9, no store can display, sell, deliver, offer for sale, auction or give away animal pets in the city. Existing pet stores, including San Diego Puppy, were given up to six months to stop those practices.