California Assembly Bill 485, also know as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, passed the California State Senate by a vote of 38 to 0.
The bill, if it becomes a law, will ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits sourced from high-volume, commercial breeding facilities (commonly called 'mills') in all pet shops throughout the state.
While party lines have been sharply divided regarding a variety of issues, Republicans and Democrats both agreed that this was an important issue that could not be passed-over.
"I thank my Senate colleagues for their support on this critical measure and for defending the voiceless," said Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach)."
"AB 485 gives so many shelter animals the chance to find their forever homes, while simultaneously cutting off the outlet for puppy mill animals into our state."
However, some people don't agree...