Puppy Mill Pets Ban Advances at City Hall


San Diego city councilmembers have put a committee in charge of looking to ban the retail sale of , cats, and rabbits in commercial pet stores in the city.

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There was standing-room-only at San Diego's City Wednesday for a hearing on new pet store regulations aimed keeping mill animals off the retail market.

It's an emotional issue, and the pet store industry hopes to curb lawmaking with assurances that the vast majority of suppliers are responsible and well-regulated.

But the animal rescue and adoption community says the marketplace is overrun with “substandard”, if not inhumane, practices.

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