Monday, October 10, 2011

Irvine ordinance update

The City of Irvine is considering an ordinance to ban the retail sale of pets and to ban circuses and rodeos in the city.
 
To make your voice heard, call or fax the city council.
 
Mayor and City Council Members
City of Irvine
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606-5207
 
Phone 949-724-6205
 
FAX 949-724-6188

 
Local residents should plan to attend the meeting tomorrow, October 11, at 4 pm.
 
 
Suggested talking points:
  • Exotic animal exhibits provide invaluable educational experiences for adults and children alike
  • Banning retail sales of dogs and cats sends an anti-ownership message and does nothing positive to promote animal welfare
  • Sales bans create undesirable, unregulated black markets
  • Animal exhibitors such as circuses, zoos, carnivals etc. are already federally regulated and licensed through APHIS. Strict animal welfare guidelines must be adhered to.
 
 
Public Hearings are scheduled for a time certain of 4:00 p.m., unless noticed otherwise, or as soon thereafter as possible.  Those wishing to address the City Council during the Public Hearing must complete a form and provide it to the City Clerk prior to the hearing.
Notice:  Public Hearings listed for continuance will be continued as noted and posting of this agenda serves as notice of continuation.  Any matter not noted for continuance, will be posted separately.
 
 
 
ACTION:
1)
Receive staff report.
2)
Open the public hearing; receive public input.
3)
Close the public hearing.
4)
City Council comments and questions.
5)
Introduce for first reading, and read by title only ORDINANCE NO. - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 4-5-506, 4-5-1111, AND 4-5-1112 TO THE IRVINE MUNICIPAL CODE, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 4-5-101, 4-5-501 AND 4-5-515 OF THE IRVINE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF RETAIL SALE OF DOGS AND CATS IN COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, AND THE PROHIBITION OF CIRCUSES DISPLAYING OR EXHIBITING WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMAL ACTS, RODEOS AND SIMILAR EVENTS
 
Public comments will be heard at approximately 6:30 p.m. or prior to adjournment, whichever occurs earlier.
 

2 comments:

  1. I am completely against this proposed law for the above stated reasons.

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  2. When you ban people from selling their animals by any means, they will still breed them but may not find buyers and then there will be more animals that are euthanized. When it is against the law to sell something, people still find a way. Do you want sales of pets to become like selling drugs? On street corners at night.

    Circuses and rodeos are already regulated with strict animal welfare guidelines.

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