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From SFGate :

 

"S.F. considers banning sale of pets except fish

 

To prevent euthanasia, S.F. considers ban on selling animals - peeved retailers say impulse purchases aren't the problem

 

PUBLIC POLICYJuly 08, 2010|By Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer

 

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.

 

That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

 

That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.

 

"People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don't know what they're getting into, and the animals end up at the shelter and often are euthanized," said commission Chairwoman Sally Stephens. "That's what we'd like to stop."

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View PostFrom SFGate :

 

"S.F. considers banning sale of pets except fish

 

To prevent euthanasia, S.F. considers ban on selling animals - peeved retailers say impulse purchases aren't the problem

 

PUBLIC POLICYJuly 08, 2010|By Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer

 

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.

 

That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

 

That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.

 

"People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don't know what they're getting into, and the animals end up at the shelter and often are euthanized," said commission Chairwoman Sally Stephens. "That's what we'd like to stop."

 

 

 

I can see it now, buy a bag of food (for the pet) get the pet for free. So, what's the problem?

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What do you get when people with the common sense of a goose start making policy?

 

Decisions based in extremes, black or white thinking, fight or flight logic.

 

They can't see the simple solutions because they can't think in the middle, everything is either one extreme or the other.

 

"When the answer is simple, God is answering"

A.Einstein.

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View PostNo pepsi or coke, no fanta orange, no kittens or puppies, but they welcome illegals, and pot stores on every corner, cwm31.gif

 

 

San Francisco is a queer (outre') city.

 

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I doubt this is going to pass. We had QUITE a few people on our side attending the commission's meeting on this POS. While I wouldn't recommend buying a dog or cat from a pet store, if someone else wants to that's their choice.

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