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May 02

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Passes Bill to Ban Sale of Bred Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

In a unanimous 12 to 0 decision the Los Angeles City Council has given approval to an ordinance that will explicitly prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbitscat-dog-rabbit. Instead, pet stores wanting to distribute animals will need to partner with adoption centers to help promote the adoption of rescue animals.

Los Angeles has had a moratorium on the sale of bred dogs, cats and rabbits since 2013, but that temporary ban was set to expire on June 30th. The new law puts in place a permanent ban with no time line for when the prohibition will end. The ordinance now goes to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is expected to quickly sign it into law.

For a full list of cities with temporary or permanent bans on the sale of bred animals, click here.

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