How much is that doggie in the window?

Soon, asking a question like that in Stalingrad On The Bay might book you into the Hotel Graybar.

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.

That’s the law under consideration by San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country’s first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.

The good news is that humans will still be bought and sold like the fungible commodities they are.

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