Assembly bill AB 2862 goes before committee Monday June 26th in room 3191 at the Capitol in Sacramento. Attendees must be gathered by noon.
Among numerous other restrictions, this bill would make anyone selling a companion animal (I do believe this is all-inclusive: poultry, horses, etc) into a "pet shop" and require the seller to have a business license as such. However, pet shop business licenses are available only in commercially zoned areas, which would eliminate anyone living in a residential or agricultural area. There is no exemption for youth programs such as 4-H, Grange, and FFA. This bill, if passed, would be detrimental to those of us who are in the livestock and pet industry.
I plan to attend the hearing on Monday. If you are not able to attend but would like to support the opposition, please visit http://www.proaviculture.com/OpposeAB2862.pdf or any of the other many sites distributing this form. We need your help, NO ON AB 2862!!!!!