San Francisco to Ban Pet Store Bird Sales?
A city commission in San Francisco is getting ready for a vote to ban the sale of cats, dogs, and other small mammals in the city because too many unwanted pets end up in city shelters. And now, at the 11th hour, they are considering adding birds, which are also often abandoned, to the ban.
“These birds end up in shelters, on Craigslist, surrendered to rescues, set free, threatened to be set free, abandoned at vets,” said Elizabeth Young from the Mickaboo Bird Rescue organization.
One can only hope that the three pet stores in San Francisco are soon shut down and the flood of animals that end up in shelters soon slows to a trickle.