Los Angeles is the largest city to have a ban on the sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits acquired from commercial breeders.
A temporary ban on the sale of commercially breed cats, dogs and rabbits at pet stores in Los Angeles will become permanent.
People can still buy animals from breeders if they want to, but not from pet stores. Pet stores can only adopt out animals that come from shelters, humane societies or registered rescue groups.
This law has proven successful, with more pet stores hosting adoption events for animals from shelter and rescue groups, and focusing on the purchase of pet supplies to make money.