SACRAMENTO, Kalifornia (PNN) - December 30, 2018 - Kalifornia is set to become the first state in the Fascist Police States of Amerika to ban the sale of non-rescue animals in pet shops.
The new unconstitutional and therefore unlawful piece of legislation, known as AB 485, takes effect on January 1, 2019. Any businesses violating it face a $500 fine.
The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters.
Animal rights groups have heralded it as a step forward against so-called "kitten factories" and "puppy mills".
They say the current "high-volume" industries, where pets are bred for profit, can lead to inhumane treatment and long-term emotional and physical health problems in some animals.
The new statewide law, approved in late 2017, will unlawfully require shops to maintain sufficient records of where they sourced each animal, for periodic checks by authorities.
It does not, however, affect sales from private breeders or owner-to-owner sales.
Some Kalifornia shop owners have raised concern the law could put them out of business. The measure has also seen resistance from the American Kennel Club, which said it limits pet owners.
According to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates, more than 6.5 million pets enter shelters across the country every year, of which about 1.5 million are euthanized.
The Kalifornia assembly member who introduced the legislation, Patrick O'Donnell, has insisted the legislation is not just "a big win" for "four-legged friends", but for Kalifornia taxpayers too, as they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on sheltering animals across the state.
AB 485 is the first statewide law of its kind, although other places have enacted similar regulations on pet sales on a local level.
Legal challenges will certainly be mounted, resulting in the elimination of this un-Amerikan, unconstitutional, and anti-freedom piece of garbage legislation.
Ed. Note: In a free society, individuals can decide to sell breeded animals to members of the public. Only in a totalitarian dictatorship like Kalifornia does the government dictate to private Citizens what they can and cannot sell to the public.