In California, animals can legally be sold in parking lots and alongside the road. Animals are often exposed to the elements, left without proper shelter, food and water, and sold in unsanitary conditions. Animals are rarely vet-checked and may pose a health risk to both humans and other animals.
There is a bill, sponsored by the California Animal Association, that would ban the sale of animals in parking lots and alongside the road.
AB 1122, introduced by Assemblymember Lieu passed through the Assembly and is now in the Senate Public Safety committee. We need your help immediately to get this legislation passed!
What you can do:
Please contact members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and ask them to SUPPORT AB1122. This is especially vital for those of you who are members of the senators' districts. To find out who your legislator is, please go here.
Senate Public Safety Committee Members
Senator Mark Leno: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John J. Benoit
Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Senator Loni Hancock
Senator Robert Huff
Senator Darrell Steinberg
Senator Roderick Wright
- Animals sold in parking lots and along the road may have serious health problems that show up soon after purchase
- Animals pose a health risk due to unsanitary housing conditions
- Animals are not treated by veterinarians
- Animals may not be provided proper food and water
Please contact the Public Safety committee members as soon as possible - the animals thank you!