At the Carlsbad City Council’s April 12 meeting, Dale Bartlett, policy manager for the Humane Society of the United States puppy mill campaign, will ask the council to ban stores that source their pets from puppy mills. Oceanside, Encinitas and San Marcos have already instituted such bans.
So far, only council members Keith Blackburn and Lorraine Wood have agreed to meet with local animal rights activists about a ban. Mayor Hall and council members Mark Packard and Michael Schumacher have refused to meet with them. [Read more…]