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Ban the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats & Rabbits

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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.

This petition was 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


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