West Hollywood bans sales of dogs and cats


The West Hollywood City Council has apparently gone to the dogs.

The city wants to cut down on puppy mills, and some council members felt that the best solution to the problem is to ban the sale of dogs entirely. 

Some were even suggesting a ban on the sale of cats, too.

City Council member Jeffrey Prang originally announced the proposed legislation in the City Council meeting agenda.

The idea for the new law came from an investigation of a West Hollywood pet store, Elite Animals, which found that the store allegedly sold puppy mill dogs.

One side benefit to such a law would be that it would encourage folks to adopt doggies and kitties from shelters.

This week the council voted on the measure and the ban was passed.

Activists are now encouraged to seek similar laws in other cities across the nation.

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