San Francisco is looking at banning all pet stores. The idea would be the only way to aquire a new animal friend would be to adopt it from a shelter. The people behind the proposal believe it’s the best way to put an end to irresponsible “puppy/kitty mill” style breeding. But it’s not just about dogs and cats. It even applies to FISH. Check the quote:

Fish were included to discourage subpar breeding conditions and the overfishing of tropical species. “Most fish in aquariums are either mass-bred” under inhumane conditions “or taken from the wild,” commissioner Philip Gerie told the San Francisco Chronicle. That could lead to “devastation of tropical fish from places like Southeast Asia,” he said.

We’re both a BIG fan of adopting pets from shelters. But is banning pet sales in stores the answer? What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.

Here’s a link to the article if you want to learn more: The Bark Stops Here