The communities abutting Burbank’s city limits have already become humane. Glendale and Los Angeles both have banned the sale of mill animals. By allowing this grandfathering, Burbank will remain a centralized pocket of inhumanity — all because one business has claimed that they, unlike every other pet store in the surrounding cities, simply cannot keep their business alive by adopting this new policy.
I urge the Council to take a solid stand and pass this ordinance with no exemptions. It is only a matter of time before city by city, all of Los Angeles County becomes rescue-only. How embarrassing and tragic it would be for Burbank to be the one last stronghold of inhumanity.