08/22/2012 08:23 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

Ban On Sale Of Commercially-bred Pets Heads To L.A. Council -

A Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday approved a proposed ordinance that would require every dog, cat or rabbit sold for profit in the city to be obtained from a shelter or humane society.

If passed by the full council, the law would prohibit the sale of commercially-bred cats, dogs and rabbits. Violations could be considered misdemeanors punishable by fines of $250 to $1,000.