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Old 06-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #21 
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geeez, seirously? take pets away? wow.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:06 PM   #22 
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i got to agree with that comment the one thing San Fransisco doesn't allow lol... but I have to say great idea bad plan
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:14 PM   #23 
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The good news is it is very unlikely to even make it to a vote. Everything I've read says most of the officials are not going along with this. That said it is important for the residents of San Francisco to be proactive about this and let their voices be heard.

The IBC convention is in San Francisco this year. While I doubt they'll do anything in regards to this matter I wish they would make some public comment regarding this proposal for the media during the convention.

Legislation is not going to solve the problem. BYB'ers are still going to breed, un-educated people are still going to let their dogs wander around unaltered, people are still going to get pets on a whim. The only way to change the issue is for society as a whole to change its views on animals. Its sad to say that even in our pet loving society people still view animals as disposable commodities. Get a puppy, puppy starts mouthing, dump the puppy instead of taking the time to teach him. Cycle continues.

Pet stores need to find a way to sell quality, cared for animals, do their best to educate their customers on proper husbandry, but still keep up with their bottom line. Most companies care less about the product their selling or the people that work for or buy from them than they do about their profits.

Puppy/animal mills need to be cut down on while not interfering with ethical breeders, because despite popular belief dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, snakes can all be bred ethically. Dogs and cats bred by ethical breeders never end up in shelters because they're strict in their contracts and even microchip their animals with their information.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #24 
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I follow Nichi's law: Believe None of what you hear and half of what you see when concerning the 'news' because Yahoo also keeps tabs on the rest of the Royal Family months after people stopped caring. I doubt this law will be passed because so many people get their pets and pet products from there.

I think they won't get away with this. So many breeders are situated in that area. Martini'sMommy is a San Francisco betta breeder isn't she? They can't take her betta's away.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #25 
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Won't the amount of neglected animals in other States rise if San Francisco decides to go through with this? I doubt (and hope) that this will not be their expected solution to the problem. There are alternate ways to rid of the cruelty other than banning them and making other States have to deal with the increased amount of neglected animals. If we work together there'll be more animals that are given a second chance that so many have not been given. Banning the animals isn't going to stop the cruelty. There'll always be those people who try to sneak by the law and justice system in order to do their cruel deeds.
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