Please join us in sending emails and phone calls to urge the Cincinnati City Council's to OPPOSE their proposed ordinance banning the sale of licensed, regulated, puppies, kittens, and rabbits from retail stores. 

The Hearing is set for Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET

2-201900869 ORDINANCE, submitted by Councilmember Seelbach from Paula Boggs Muething, City Solicitor, on 5/14/2019 MODIFYING the provisions of Title VII, "General Regulations," of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by ORDAINING Section 701-47, "Restrictions on the Sale of Cats and Rabbits," of Chapter 701, "Animals, Birds, Fowl," for the purpose of prohibiting the sale of cats or rabbits by pet shops, retail businesses, and commercial establishments unless the animals are obtained from a legitimate animals shelter or animal control agency, humane society, or non-profit rescue organization and the animals are spayed or neutered.

At a time in our country when government should be supporting small business, Cincinnati City Council Members are preparing to vote on an animal rights-driven ordinance prohibit the retail sales of puppies, kittens, and rabbits except from "animals shelter or animal control agency, humane society, or non-profit rescue organization and the animals are spayed or neutered."

This ordinance will be voted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Cincinnati City Council's Committee on Equity, Inclusion, Youth & The Arts. Then in the full Cincinnati City Council on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM. 

It is clear that Cincinnati City Council is giving more of a voice to the animal rights groups pushing their agenda, voting to prepare on "cookie-cutter" animal rights driven ordinance which will prohibit retail sales of puppies, kittens, and rabbits except shelters and rescues.

At a time when the U.S. is encouraging small business and discouraging overregulation, Cincinnati City Council is proposing an ordinance which fails to protect legal, in compliant businesses against an animal rights driven agenda and wrongful attack on retail pet stores simply because their business does not fall in line with the ideology of the radical animal rights groups. 

·      Pet stores are accountable, traceable sources for pets and are legitimate, legal businesses which are self-sustained. 

·       Cincinnati City Council's proposed ordinance is a mandate that stores sell animals sourced from unregulated rescues and shelters which incurs a serious threat to public safety and health of both people and other animals.

·      These mandates to ban the sale of puppies and kittens from licensed, regulated breeders do ZERO to stop animal abuse or unlicensed breeders already in violation of the law!

·      If passed, this Cincinnati City Council ordinance would be a mandate on pet stores to sell dog and cats from UNREGULATED sources, making this a rescue mandate on pet stores; eliminating consumer choice while imposing a safety risk to consumers, families, and other family pets.

·      If passed, this Cincinnati City Council ordinance hands the regulatory over to animal control agencies, making animal rights organizations the enforcement arm of this potential law. 

·      Shelters and rescues are not equipped to provide accurate behavior and safety assessments on animals, and are often misguided, refusing to acknowledge inherent dangers or background of dogs just to get them adopted out.

·      If passed, this Cincinnati City Council ordinance imposes a health and safety risk to residents in the area since shelters and rescues are exempt from the laws that are required of professional breeders.

·      It is well documented by the Center for Disease Control that many of the dogs in shelters and rescues are imported from foreign countries such as China, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, bringing with them disease, little or no health safeguards, and no behavioral background information.

·      To learn more about the TRUTH ABOUT PET SALE BANS click here

Please take one minute of your time to OPPOSE Cincinnati City Council Pet Sale Ban and email Cincinnati City Council Members to urge them  to OPPOSE this dangerous, misguided, and job-killing ordinance.

Cut and paste the following email addresses to send your email to the full Cincinnati City Council OPPOSING this misguided ordinance.

Cincinnati City Council: 

Mayor John Cranley: PH: 513-352-3268  Email: mayor.cranley@cincinnati-oh.gov

Christopher Smitherman (Vice Mayor): PH: 513-352-3464  Email: christopher.smitherman@cincinnati-oh.gov

Tamaya Dennard, Committee Chair PH: 513-352-5205 Email: tamaya.dennard@cincinnati-oh.gov

Greg Landsman, Vice-Chair: PH: 513-352-5232 Email: greg.landsman@cincinnati-oh.gov

David Mann, Council Member: PH: 513-352-4611 Email: david.mann@cincinnati-oh.gov

P.G. Sittenfeld, Council Member: PH: 513-352-5280 Email: pg.sittenfeld@cincinnati-oh.gov

Amy Murray: PH: 513-352-4611, 513-352-4610 Email: amy.murray@cincinnati-oh.gov

Jeff Pastor: PH:  513-352-5243  Email: jeff.pastor@cincinnati-oh.gov

Chris Seelbach: PH: 513-352-5210, 513-352-5211 Email: chris.seelbach@cincinnati-oh.gov

Wendell Young: PH: 513-352-3466  Email: wendell.young@cincinnati-oh.gov


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