San Francisco pet sales ban proposal
Lawmakers in San Francisco are considering a ban on pet sales. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal hopes to protect everything from Great Danes to goldfish. The proposal would slap a ban on the sale of all pets in the city to shore up the adoption of unwanted creatures from shelters and rescue organizations. According to the Los Angeles Times, representatives of the pet industry call the idea "by far the most radical ban we've seen" nationwide and argue that it would force small operators to close. Animal activists say it will save small but important lives, along with taxpayer money, and end needless suffering. What do you think - should pet sales be banned to force adoption of animals in shelters and rescues? Click on comment to voice your opinion. We may publish it here and/or use it on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.