The Deep South of the state of California has been trying to rid itself of multiple store owner David Salinas for six years.
San Diego was the first to throw one of his stores out in 2013.
Then Encinitas and San Marcos in 2015.
Then Oceanside and Carlsbad in 2016.
Solana Beach, Vista and Del Mar passed preventive ordinances to make sure he didn’t come there.
Then the great state of California passed a comprehensive ban of retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in October 2017, effective 1/1/19.
But he’s still at it.
Activists have had enough.
National City still has 2 puppy stores open and doing the business of passing on the progeny of tortured, malnourished, sickly, spirit-broken dogs onto unknowing customers for a substantial premium.
Salinas is not going easily into that good night. He surely doesn’t want to let go of his easy money stream so he is hanging on with all his might to the last torn threads surrounding the state’s language loopholes.
But activists are there to virtually tar and feather him every step of the way.
Thank you southern California activists, for leading the way on fighting these stores to the bitter end and showing the rest of the country the steps they might have to take when their states pass a comprehensive retail animal sales ban.