IRVINE (CBS) — Irvine is working to safeguard pets and animals used for entertainment.

The Irvine City Council voted Tuesday night to ban the retail sales of dogs and cats, as well as rodeos and circuses featuring exotic animals.

The only pet store affected will be allowed to stay in business until its lease expires next year.

The city is also considering a campaign urging residents to spay and neuter their pets.

Comments (8)
  1. Eddie Blankenship says:

    Control! Cointrol! That’s all our politicians can think about other than spend,spend! It suppose to be “We the People” not “we the politicians”.

  2. Kate says:

    Good thing. I feel bad for the abused horses, cows, bulls, calves, etc. at rodeos. Not to mention the Circus animals abused to teach them tricks, and the poor dogs/cats imprisoned in pet stores.

    1. Cats & Dogs are not food says:

      The county shelter will be where they are heading.

  3. j says:

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

  4. Tired of idiot legislature says:

    Really? Want to pass a law saying that we have to hire someone to wipe our buttcracks for us too? How about one to cut our food up into smaller pieces so we don’t choke? Or maybe one requiring everyone to have a driver so we don’t crash ourselves all the time. I know, lets pass a law that says we have to have someone following us around every second of every day keeping us from doing anything that could remotely be harmful to ourselves or anyone else. This includes, but is not limited to: driving, walking, sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom, watching TV, listening to the radio, talking on cell phones, breathing, living. Oppressive BS like this is what got the British overthrown years ago, don’t make the same mistake.

  5. Irvine Co. hates America says:

    Irvine company bans pet shops huh? Closed Wild Rivers Huh? What a horrible place to live. Wonder what Mexicon would trade for them?

  6. Shannon says:

    I’m so happy for Irvine! It’s great to see local government taking action for animals! As taxpayers, we pay to have city/county animals sheltered and put to sleep just so others can make a profit buy selling animals? No thanks. Humans have a responsibility to these animals and not allowing the sale of cats and dogs is a step in the right direction. I hope other cities decide to take action like this!

    I thought people wanted less “big government” and more local government. Well, this is local government and I think this decision is fantastic!

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