Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

San Diego Bans Pet Stores, Promotes Adoption

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

In a packed chamber hall on Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits city-wide. The decision was met with cheers and applause from the crowd, and a little grumbling.

The ban, which goes into effect in 30 days, will require pet retailers to only get dogs, cats, and rabbits from animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups. Those opposed to the ban argue that it penalizes “well-run” shops that sell “properly registered animals.” But many people disagree.

“These animals live their entire lives in small cages,” said Sydney Cicourel of the Companion Animal Protection Society. “They never touch the ground, they never have a name, never have a toy.”

To learn more about puppy mills and animal adoption, visit the puppy mill info pages of the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Hardheaded Vegan Bullies, and What to Do About Them

My “fighting words” are not calling someone “elitist,” “stupid,” or a “lunatic.” They’re “education,” “freedom,” and “equality.”

Protesting Kylie Jenner’s Use of Fur Doesn’t Help Animals

Campaigns against fur, whether that’s at the PETA level or a small mobbing like this, don’t work because they promote the use of other animal products.

Collaborating with animal exploiters won’t help animals

The two sides claim to both have the “health and well-being of animals” in mind in this partnership, but one likely said “after profitability” under their breath.