Some of San Francisco’s most unusual bans [SLIDESHOW]

The same city that brought us the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown wants to prohibit its residents from buying pets. And it doesn’t stop there.

San Francisco lawmakers are known for imposing or attempting to impose some of the silliest bans on their residents including the prohibition of toys in Happy Meals, keeping homeless people from sleeping on the streets and even a ban on the circumcision of male children.

So if you want to buy a pet, or just the freedom to purchase a pet, plastic bag, water bottle, or to have your child circumcised, if you so choose, you might consider doing more than just leaving your heart in San Francisco, you might just leave all together.

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  • The measure being pushed to the Board of Supervisors by San Francisco's Animal Control and Welfare Commission would ban sales of all pets. It is proposed with the hope of reducing animal cruelty, impulse buys, puppy mills and with the hope that it would encourage people to take home rescue shelter animals. If the measure is passed, though, you might not have the option to choose a precious puppy like this one!
  • This may be cause for baby boys in San Francisco to smile. The measure, which is said to be unlikely to pass when voted on in November, would ban all circumcisions in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco also bans new contracts with alcohol advertisers on city property, such as newspaper racks, public toilets and kiosks. Current long-term contracts, however, are still legal.
  • After the decision to ban plastic bags came the prohibition on bottled water. City funds in San Francisco cannot be used to purchase single-serving bottled water.
  • Among San Francisco's banned items are plastic bags. Stores can still use plastic bags if the bags are compostable.
  • San Francisco prohibits restaurants from giving free toys in meals that don't meet certain nutritional requirements, such as the McDonald's Happy Meal.
  • Last November, San Francisco voters approved the sit/lie law, prohibiting loitering on sidewalks  between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. This homeless man will need to find another place to sleep.

  • monkeybird

    So most of the bans affect businesses. Water bottlers, retailers because of higher costs of bags, McDonalds, Cola distributors and manufacturers, legitimate animal breeders, and last but not least being Jewish. These businesses all produce jobs, and in turn pay taxes.

    Perhaps we’ll get lucky and the entire city will go bankrupt!

  • HoosYoDaddy

    Now, if the mendacious moonbats on the left coast would just ban dogs from selling themselves, that would be the end of Cruella Vader Pelosi! :)

  • Miguel Saavadera

    If you want to go all Biblical on ’em – San Francisco is the second coming of Sodom and Gomorrah. Nuf said.

  • teapartypatriot

    FYI: San Francisco is the most pathetic, despicable excuse for a city in the world. Among is most “notable” achievements:

    – it is the most blatant sanctuary city in America, which ignores EVERY federal mandate, regulation and law on ILLEGALS
    -about 90% of SF forms the district of crazy pelosi, the WORST SPEAKER IN AMERICAN HISTORY, whose irresponsible, reckless, out-of-control spending created more than $5 TRILLION of the country’s debt.
    -it is the epicenter of the lunatic-left extremism and of sexual depravity in the world (these tend to go together)
    -it is the ultimate BIG GOVERNMENT NANNY STATE, controlling nearly every aspect of the life and death of its residents and businesses
    -it is the ultimate in BIGNESS of BIG GOVERNMENT with about 30,000 city bureauweenies sucking-up tax dollars from a resident population of 805235, so each bureauweenie is living-in-luxury (with $100,000+ salaries, GOLD-PLATED healthcare and HUMONGOUS pensions) provided by ONLY 27 residents – the HIGHEST ratio of bureauweenies to residents ANYWHERE in the world.

    America must rid itself of this dung heap, so let’s all pray for The Big One.

    BTW: For those that haven’t figured it out yet, the proposed ban on circumcision in loonyville is just another lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist display of their total and compete antisemitism (the Jewish religion requires circumcision via Brit milah, which means “covenant of circumcision.)