California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law yesterday that will render it illegal to sell animals on any street, highway, parking lot, carnival, or boardwalk. According to the Humane Society of the United States’ statement about the measure, “Animals sold in unregulated, outdoor venues are often in terrible conditions. The animals are being sold often live in unsanitary crowded pens or cages, without food and/or water, in extreme heat.” Additionally, the bill will increase fines and jail sentences for those convicted of misdemeanor animal neglect to be consistent with those of felony animal cruelty. Brown also instituted a bill to take greater measures against cockfighting by allowing landlords to evict tenants who are using their property for animal fighting.
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