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East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge

East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge
Today there was a big win in federal court for animal advocates and the dogs left behind in puppy mills around the country. A Federal Judge in Rhode Island stuck a blow against animal cruelty by issuing a comprehensive ruling upholding East Providence’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats... Read more »

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project
When Cari Meyers decided to take aim at puppy mills five years ago, she didn’t know what the future held. She had been serving on the board of a large non-profit rescue group and started to read up on puppy mills and the pet store connection. As she looked at Chicago’s euthanasia figures and the... Read more »

Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate

Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate
The great puppy mill/pet store debate will be raging on in Naperville for at least another month as the city council continues to weigh options before they choose to act or not to act. After 21 people debated the issue on Tuesday night, any further action was tabled until October 7th. The good news is that... Read more »
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Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city
Will America need to find a new puppy mill outlet capital this week? On Tuesday, we’re going to find out exactly what the public officials in Naperville are made of when the puppy mill/pet store argument takes center stage again. After shutting down the debate for the summer while the city investigated its options, Naperville’s... Read more »

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around an interesting issue lately. How can people who claim to love animals back puppy mills? It has become the $55 billion question as some of the biggest players in the pet industry are stepping into the spotlight in support of puppy mills as more communities ban the... Read more »

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold
For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. As of this evening, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman has pulled the discussion of the Cook County pet store amendment of the new ordinance that was slated for next... Read more »
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Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea
Once upon a time there was a pet store in the Chicago-area that was so much more than a pet store. It didn’t sell unique products or work with rescue. Instead, this pet store harbored its own puppy mill in the back room where puppies were cranked out and then sold to the general public.... Read more »

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition
You can call it the ultimate betrayal. Less than two months after voting unanimously to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in Cook County pet stores, three Cook County Commissioners have introduced an amendment to the Cook County pet store ban. The revised measure will reopen the pipeline from puppy... Read more »

Two Illinois puppy mills hit HSUS 101 problem puppy mills

Two Illinois puppy mills hit HSUS 101 problem puppy mills
Yes Virginia, there are puppy mills in Illinois and they are just as bad as the mills everyplace else. It’s Puppy Mill Awareness Week as we approach Mother’s Day and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has issued their annual list of 101 problem puppy mills that spotlight the deplorable conditions in commercial... Read more »
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Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores

Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores
If a North Shore teenager has her way, a recent ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbit mill rabbits in Chicago and Cook County would spread statewide. Rachel Leadholm has started a petition drive on Change.org to help spread the word and hopefully change the law banning the sale... Read more »
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