Brickbat: Pet Sounds

The Coconut Creek, Florida, city council has banned most sales of dogs and cats in the city. The city joins a growing list of cities in the region that have banned commercial sales of dogs and cats. Officials say the ban will encourage the adoption of pets from shelters and reduce sales from puppy mills.

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  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    Or it will just encourage residents to spend their money elsewhere. It's not like Coconut Creek is in Bum Fuck, Egypt for shits sake.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You know, I've been to Bum Fuck, Egypt. It's surprisingly metropolitan.

  • Radioactive||

    Is it anything like Bum Fuck, West By God Virginia?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No. That place is hicktown.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    I prefer to spend my time in Hobodome, Israel.

  • Dweebston||

    "Two bums enter, one bum leaves"?

  • Pompey||

    Acceptance of [food] consumption of dogs and cats could solve considerable overpopulation/crowding problems of shelters. I have heard dog and cat meat are both stringy and can be tough, but haven't had the opportunity to consume it. Maybe one day......but not you Fluffy!

    *Pets a cat furiously with a wire cat brush; tears welling up in eyes. Cat tries to escape.*

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Milled puppy isn't stringy and tough at all. That's why they mill it.

  • Pompey||

    How do they fit the large ones under a Bridgeport?

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    You butcher it first, silly. Geez.

  • ||

    Battery dogs and cats? Urgh. Free range dogs and cats, OTOH...

  • Radioactive||

    Ahhhh...nothing like "special meat"

  • Beezard||

    Enforced on a wider scale, doesn't this just mean more animals in shelters? Or any other number of dumb unintended consequences.

  • UnCivilServant||

    I was thinking an increase in strays.

  • Mickey Rat||

    "Officials say the ban will encourage the adoption of pets from shelters and reduce sales from puppy mills."

    The old temptation to try and make a moral good mandatory continues apace.

  • Mickey Rat||

    There's also the inherent assumption that commercial for profit pet stores are inherently mistreating the animals while the shelters are morally pure.

    "Michele Lazarow was born in New York City and moved to South Florida in 1970. After returning from college in NYC, she has been a Hallandale Beach resident since 2001."

    How utterly unsurprising.

  • RishJoMo||

    Come on man, lets roll with it already!

  • Snark Plissken||

    What next? Banning the sales of children?

  • Floridian||

    Why would I want to buy a child and have the maintenance cost? No, abduction and abandonment for me.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Many people don't have the time for abduction and prefer to purchase on the open market from a reputable dealer.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Can you lease instead? have the option to buy if they work out and return those that don't fit the work required?

  • Snark Plissken||

    These are the kind of freedoms the nanny-state wants to take away.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    See jesse re: Adorphan. I believe they have reasonable lease terms available.

    I prefer the no money down, 60 months at 0% purchase option myself.

  • Matrix||

    No, but perhaps banning reproduction of children in the county to encourage you to adopt them from orphanages or overseas, especially from overseas.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Until all poor children in the world are adopted is is really fair to allow rich Americans to make even more?

  • Malkavian||

    If people don't find a pet they like in shelter, wouldn't they turn to black market to find one, potentially resulting in increasing animal cruelty. After all, commercial sales of certain drugs are banned, and gangs fighting for sales turf are not known for their kindness. I can them going after some black market pussy, if the laws make it worthwhile.

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    Didn't you read. It's against the law so that will not happen.

  • sarcasmic||

    Impossible. Laws are magic.

  • ||

    Bravo on the alt-text.

  • Robert||

    What I don't understand is why this business exhibits the opposite of the usual pattern, which is that professionals produce better quality than amateurs.

  • sarcasmic||

    Why are Mom's cookies better than what you buy from a store?

  • Brandybuck||

    Does this also include professional kennels?


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