Posts in category "pet store"

Keep Puppy Mills Out of Illinois, Agrees Paul Vallas

Keep Puppy Mills Out of Illinois, Agrees Paul Vallas
Following my ChicagoNow post regarding Bruce Rauner’s apparent support of Petland , and giving public prop’s to the pet retailer and supplier, Rauner’s camp had no comment. Governor Pat Quinn, however, didn’t dismiss the ‘pet issue.’  Illinois candidate for Lt. Governor Paul Vallas. appeared on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Listen to the interview HERE.... Read more »

Petland Supports Rauner? Does Rauner Support Puppy Mill Sales?

Petland Supports Rauner? Does Rauner Support Puppy Mill Sales?
If you care about dogs, consider re-electing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Here’s why: Illinois candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner offered a “very special thank you” to Petland for their support. The TV ads for Rauner maintain his views are “independent of contributions” (and I hope they are). But why would he specifically devote a slide... Read more »

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats
I was the keynote speaker at the Backer’s Total Pet Expo Awards press luncheon on September 20. My topic:  ’The Importance of the Human/Animal Bond in Pet Retail.’ Backer’s Total Pet Expo TV host Kristen Levine, from Kristen Levine Pet Living,, emceed the awards and gave me kind introduction. Here’s what i said. These weren’t... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Protest Marches on Michigan Avenue

Hundreds gather near Pioneer Court next to the Tribune Tower on Puppy Mill Awareness Day, organized by the Puppy Mill Project
National Puppy Mill Awareness Day (September 21) was celebrated in a big way in Chicago, organized by the Puppy Mill Project. About 200 people (more or less) began next to Tribune Tower, on Pioneer Court and marched – chanting phrases like ‘Hi Ho Puppy Mills Have Gotta Go!’ (guess who led the chants?) to just... Read more »

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Stand up for the Puppy Mill Project. September 21 (Sunday) is Puppy Mill Awareness Day - a chance to make your voice heard. Hundreds will march in support of bans on dogs, cats and rabbits being sold at pet stores, starting at noon at 401. N. Michigan Avenue (just north of the Chicago River). Chicago City Clerk... Read more »

Miami May Be Next to Limit Pet Store Sales

Miami May Be Next to Limit Pet Store Sales
Limiting sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores – following Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles and about 60 other cities, Miami may be next. Many Florida cities have fallen in line, and the movement is sweeping America. Even if lawsuits are filed, it’s clear what people want….And what we want is to protect... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Project Celebrates Five Years, with Steve Dale

Puppy Mill Project Celebrates Five Years, with Steve Dale
Puppy Mill Project founder Cari Meyers helped to inspire a movement to close puppy mills. Celebrating five years, Meyers talks HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Bottom line is that’s it’s horrifying that puppy mills still exist. So, what to do? Since pet store dogs are from puppy mills, and large “industrial”... Read more »

Puppy Mill Project Celebrates Five Years, on Steve Dale's Radio Show

Puppy Mill Project Celebrates Five Years, on Steve Dale's Radio Show
The Puppy Mill Project began five years with the intent to do something about still too many pet stores in the Chicago area selling dogs and cats. And those dogs are from puppy mills or commercial facilities. Cari Meyers was horrified by what puppy mills do, and outraged that for decades America – a humane... Read more »

Judge Orders Hold on Limiting Pet Store Sales

Judge Orders Hold on Limiting Pet Store Sales
It’s a shame the pets in a pet store don’t have a say. Certainly a Federal judge is not taking their welfare into consideration.  A Federal judge issued an order today (September 11) to delay Cook County’s implementing of the so-called “puppy mill ban” in response to a Federal lawsuit filed this week. According to... Read more »
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Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills
Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns.  And like a runaway train, more cities... Read more »
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