The law prohibits the sale of commercial breed dogs and cats in pet and veterinary stores. This is intended to curb the activity of breeders that multiply breed animals to obtain an economic profit in precarious conditions and, secondly, the legislation would promote the adoption of animals rescued from the street, giving them a better chance of being adopted.
Veterinarians and stores may sell animals from shelters or rescue groups, but for this they must make a commitment to work together for the welfare of these animals.
It seeks to encourage buyers to become adopters, to have a registry that guarantees the welfare of the animal, in addition to ensuring that these are raised and given under healthy conditions for him and his adopter and with humanity.
Those who wish to buy an animal from a private breeder can continue to do so.
All that's left is the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Oct. 15 to pass the law or veto it, NBC San Diego reported.
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