Open letter from Activist Carole Sax about the importance of protesting pet stores
OPEN LETTER TO RESCUE PEOPLE
I get over 200 e-mails a day from various rescue people with dogs & cats who need rescue. All you people that network these dogs & cats, JOIN US to protest these puppy stores! You have to know it's the only way to educate & inform the public where these puppies come from and about the pet-overpopulation problem we have in this country.
The shelters, as you know, are killing animals by the hundreds daily. So bring your adoptables to the protest, bring literature because when we have a huge crowd, people listen & look. The store owners get nervous, which is a good thing. Let them know they are committing fraud to the consumers when they say they hand pick their breeders. It's a lie and they know it. None of them have ever even been to see the breeders they use and when they say we use local breeders, WHAT A LAUGH!
California is getting to be the worse puppy mill state in the country and the local mills aren't even inspected.
Send out an alert to your e-mail lists and let's make these stores go humane. It works with numbers and a committment of only 2 hours a week is not much to ask for the voiceless. Encourage people to adopt, not buy, and maybe, in our lifetime, we can see an end to these countless e-mails and the killing of beautiful adoptable pets.
We will be at Aquarium & Pet Center, 826 Wilshire Blvd. 8th & Wilshire SANTA MONICA, bring friends, dogs, kids, flyers, we have signs or make your own, let's make some noise.