What a year for the animals of the west coast. On the heels of our own trap ban victory in Nanaimo, news hit this week that the city of Los Angeles, California, is moving forward with their desire to ban traps.
The original motion, introduced earlier this year by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, points to the inherent cruelty of traps as the primary motivator for the proposed ban. While Council had been expected to instruct the City Solicitor to write up a by-law, instead the motion has been passed to the Animal Services Commission for further review.
According to a report in Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch, “once the Animal Services Commission hears a report from officials of the Animal Services Department, the council's Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee will again take up O'Farrell's proposal before it is sent back to the full City Council.”
We applaud Councilman O’Farrell’s efforts and will continue to monitor this situation closely.