Burbank Bans Commercial Breeders in Pet Stores

BURBANK, Calif. (KTLA) — The Burbank City Council has made a decision regarding some of man’s four-legged friends.

A new ordinance passed on Wednesday bans pet stores from selling animals obtained from commercial breeders or “puppy mills”.

In addition the ban prohibits any breeder — even those who consider it a hobby — to sell to pet stores.

Pet stores may now only sell rescue dogs or cats from shelters.

Critics say the ban could hurt the economy.

12 comments

  • Thomas

    Good! Now maybe less animals will be put to sleep! No new to bring more animals into this world when we have a ton already sitting in the cold needing a home! <3 my rescue dog. =}

  • Thomas

    Good! Now maybe less animals will be put to sleep! No new to bring more animals into this world when we have a ton already sitting in the cold needing a home! <3 my rescue dog. =}

  • Thomas

    Good! Now maybe less animals will be put to sleep! No new to bring more animals into this world when we have a ton already sitting in the cold needing a home! <3 my rescue dog. =}

  • Conerned

    Though agreeing in principle, here lies the issue. Have you dealt with the idiots at Animal Shelters? We did recently, and we just left in frustration from the Lancaster Animal Shelter. Find a dog we wanted, go up front, take a number, wait 20 minutes, then to be told, sorry that one is not available. After doing that 3 times we just left. How about MARKING the cage to let others know the animal is being adopted. Forget it, we went to a breeder locally and bought a dog.

    • sutter

      There are good shelters and bad ones. You aren't very inquisitive if you think you need to go to a breeder to get an animal because you don't want to deal with a public shelter. There are lots of rescue organizations, etc. You helped perperuate pet overpopulation. I hope you at least had your dog spayed or neutered.

  • Rogue1

    Government banning the sale of a legal item is never good. Breeding animals in inhumane conditions is also never good. Our current dog was obtained from a rescue shelter and he's been the best dog we've ever had; smart, fun, healthy, good-looking, and a serious crime deterrent.

    But what about the person (or family) that wants a pure-bred dog and is ready to buy one from the local pet store? I guess they'll just drive to the next city or buy direct from a local breeder. Burbank's ban is all for show.

    • sutter

      Why do we need racial purity in any pet? The problem, if you read the article, is not whether dogs or cats are bred in inhumane condiitions. The problem is pet overpopulation, leading to ehtuanizing of thousands of animals (at the expense of taxpayers). Sale of items is regulated all the time.

      • Rogue1

        I read the article and watched the video. My response is about the futility of a government banning the sale of a legal item, and my support for rescue shelters.

        Banning an item is not regulating it. If you want to regulate or control something then tax it.
        It's not a question of "need", it's only a question of someone wanting to purchase a legal item. There's no such thing as "…racial purity in any pet", you're transferring a human trait onto animals.

  • Bee

    Hurt the economy really????? They shouldn't use pets to make money off in the first place!! These are innocent animals where put on earth to be pets to be our companions and be given a home. They count us to save them not to mistreat them! Not to be auctioned off like a "thing" or be eaten like a cow!!! Human beings disgust me sometimes!

  • Buger King UK

    We would be happy to help America with any unwanted pets .Please drop them off at any participating Burger King location near you.Together we can reduce the unwanted pet population..Thank You for listening.

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