Don’t we have bigger fish to fry in the city?

Universal Hub is reporting that City Councilor Liz Breadon proposed banning local pet shops – from selling guinea pigs.  Evidently, according to Breadon, they are popping up at animal shelters and residents are finding them abandoned on the streets.  311 reports are being filed all over the city including Fenway, Allston, Dorchester, Roxbury, Mission Hill, and Mattapan.  None in Southie?

“Since 2020, the MSPCA has seen a 37% increase in guinea pigs being handed over by people who no longer want them or who can no longer care for them.”

Also, no one wants to adopt guinea pigs – they take twice as long as dogs and cats. Breadon’s proposal is would let pet stores sell guinea pigs from the shelters.  You can read more about this here. 

No Nips for Boston

We’ve seen the tiny nip bottles littering the gutters, streets, and parks. (If you’ve never noticed them, now you will. Southie loves littering the streets with Fireball nips.) Well, City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo would like to see nips- banned from liquor stores. He recently filed a hearing order for the Boston Public Health Commission and Licensing Board to get together and discuss a ban.  He’s hoping it will positively impact public health and cut down on litter.  You can read more about Arroyo’s proposal here! 

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One Comment

  1. G-money March 23, 2023 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Let’s stop with the banning of everything you dislike, and let the taxpayers vote on any proposal these politicians put forth. I thought I lived in America, the land of the free! But political agenda’s override the people who put them in office to serve them, not thee other way around. I guess I’m a fool

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