San Francisco considers ban on sale of most pets
Posted: 07/09/2010 07:26:20 AM PDT
Updated: 07/09/2010 07:26:22 AM PDT
SAN FRANCISCO — After several hours of hearings, San Francisco officials
have tabled a measure that would have banned the sale of pets, except
fish, throughout the city.
During the hearings that began Thursday evening and ran into the night,
supporters of the ban said animal shelters are overrun by people who buy
hamsters, parrots, snakes and other animals from pet stores on impulse,
then regret the purchase.
Under the proposal, San Francisco residents would have had to go outside
the city to purchase pets.
Pet store owners argued against the measure, telling the city's
Commission of Animal Control and Welfare that it would put them out of
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