Ban the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
  • Petitioning Edward D. Selich

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor Pro Tem
Edward D. Selich
City Council
Michael F. Henn
City Council
Tony Petros
City Council
Leslie Daigle
City Council
Nancy Gardner
City Council
Keith D. Curry
Rush N. Hill, II, Mayor of Newport Beach
The City of Newport Beach

Ban the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats & Rabbits

    1. Petition by

      Animal Advocates

We are asking the city of Newport Beach to pass a ban on the retail sale of dogs, cats & rabbits. 

Animals are mass bred in mills in overcrowded conditions. The animals are rarely given medical care and are never taken out of their tiny, cramped, and filthy cages. They suffer emotional and psychological problems and are often in a constant state of discomfort, pain, boredom and anxiety.

These facilities operate purely for profit. Animals spend their entire lives breeding until finally they are too old or develop medical conditions. They are then usually euthanized, many are shot. Many times, rescue groups will negotiate relinquisement of older or animals that are sick.

ADOPT, DON'T SHOP: DO NOT BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE.

Every year between 5 - 7 million animals are killed at shelters for a variety of reasons, but the number 1 reason is there is not enough homes for them. 

What Is A Puppy Mill?
Puppy mill is a common term used to describe large scale dog breeding operations. The term originated among critics of these operations. Small-scale puppy farming is usually called backyard breeding.

Puppy mill dogs may live in overcrowded, inhumane conditions, are poorly socialized, receive no training and often suffer from medical afflictions that are not disclosed to potential buyers. It is not uncommon for these breeders to misrepresent the breed of dog being sold, and the vast majority of these animals are sold to pet stores.

When people buy from pet store  they condemn the parents to a lifetime in a cage.

Please do not support any retailer that sells live animals.

The following cities in Southern California have passed similar ordinances: 

Los Angeles, San Diego, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach and Dana Point with many more in the process of passing bans and thereby becoming part of the solution.

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    • Brenda May MERCER, PA
      • 3 months ago

      There are way too many animals being euthanized simply because they do not have a home....a large percentage are purebreds. So there is no reason to continue the breeding. Most of these puppy mills keep these animals in deplorable conditions. It needs to end NOW!!!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      As long as people think

      that animals do not feel,

      Animals must feel,

      that people do not think.

      (Author unknown)

      None of us has the right

      to say to a fellow human being or an animal:

      Either you do what I say,

      or I'll hurt you ...

      (Monty Roberts ("Horse Whisperer"))

      The greatness and the moral progress of a nation can be judged by

      how they treat their animals.

      (Mahadma Gandhi)

      Everything that human does to the animals,

      returns to humans.

      (Pythagoras)

      Solange Menschen denken,

      dass Tiere nicht fühlen,

      müssen Tiere fühlen,

      dass Menschen nicht denken.

      (Verfasser unbekannt)

      Niemand von uns Menschen hat das Recht,

      zu einem Mitmenschen oder einem Tier zu sagen:

      Entweder du machst was ich sage,

      oder ich werde dir wehtun...

      (Monty Roberts ("Pferdeflüsterer"))

      Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen,

      wie sie ihre Tiere behandeln.

      (Mahadma Gandhi)

      Alles, was der Mensch den Tieren antut,

      kommt auf den Menschen zurück.

      (Pythagoras)

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    • Vickie Carter JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Ecause there are far too many defenseless animals in high kill shelters that need forever homes and the vicious cycle is broken and needs to be fixed. It's our responsibility to ensure this happens one petition at a time...

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    • Pollyana Harmon TORRANC, UNITED STATES
      • 7 months ago

      I love animals, they are one of the best creation of God.

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    • kori miller SAN CLEMENTE,, CA
      • 8 months ago

      ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP SAVE ANIMALS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME AND WHATEVER MY FRIEND MICHAELA IS DOING I'M ON BOARD WITH HER ALL THE WAY!

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