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West Hollywood May Ban the Sales of Cats & Dogs

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When they banned cat declawing, it was a first. Now West Hollywood is looking to do something that looks like another first: banning the sale of cats and dogs, according to WeHoNews. The proposed bill, “could be the beginning of the end of puppy mills and it's happening in West Hollywood, one of the most progressive cities on animal welfare issues," said resident Ed Buck, Director of Social Compassion in Legislation. As the websites explains: "The ordinance stems from an investigation of a West Hollywood pet store, Elite Animals near Hancock and Santa Monica Boulevard, which uncovered evidence they allegedly sold puppy mill dogs."