Breeder Barnette is sure living up to her name these days. Paul Koretz has become a puppet for the LA breeding community and neither he nor Barnette give a hoot about how the breeders contribute to the shelter population.
This transmittal shows how Barnette has finally managed to help her breeder friends in LA. Boy, they must love her now. http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2011/11-0754_RPT_MAYOR_01-18-12.pdf
A. Adopt an "Interim Control Ordinance" (lCO) that would establish a three-year prohibition of sales of live dogs, cats and rabbits in retail businesses (ie. pet shops) commencing six months after the effective date of the ordinance, with the exception of those businesses that can show proof that the animals were obtained from animal shelters, humane societies, registered rescue organizations or local breeders that meet all federal, state, and City requirements for the breeding and selling of animals within the City of Los Angeles.
Do you see what she has done? She is closing the door to outside competition for her breeder friends, making a monopoly for them. Now what business wouldn't want government to do that for them, except that it is illegal.
Instead she should be putting more controls on breeders. Ron Kaye gets it. http://ronkayela.com/2012/03/brenda-barnettes-no-kill-policy-and-the-mystery-of-the-disappearing-animal-services-commissioners.html
BRENDA BARNETTE SQUAWKS LIKE A BREEDER, WALKS LIKE A BREEDER, AND WORKS FOR THE BREEDERS. PAUL KORETZ SHOULD BE ASHAMED. Then again, if Koretz wants to run for office, breeders have lots of money to contribute whereas the rest of us who truly care about animals don't have the money to contribute. We spend it on taking out the results of breeders from our shelters.