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Saturday, 11 February 2012 02:00

Demonstration at Happiness is Pets

WHO: CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society)
WHAT:
Demonstration at HIP store
WHERE: Happiness is Pets 15647 S. 94th Avenue Orland Park, IL 60462 (708) 403-3223
WHEN:
Saturday, February 11th ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WHY:
Bringing public awareness to the Distemper / Pet Store / Puppy Mill Connection
HOW:
Talking with public and potential purchasers of puppies. Passing out informational packets to inform shoppers that they have a better option: adoption from a local shelter, a rescue or petfinders.com Organizers are hoping this demonstration will be less chaotic than the January 29th demonstration which ended in the store owner’s son, Jonathan Berning, being arrested for assaulting a woman.

For more information:
Contact Kristen Kaminski (CAPS Chicago Volunteer Coordinator) at 1-815-690-4996 Thank you for your time and consideration in attending and/or reporting on this important event.

Intimidation methods used to scare off demonstrators:

January 29, 2012: Jonathan Berning was arrested for assault (seen here in back seat of Orland Park police car) at the demonstration held last Sunday, January 29, 2012.

November 19, 2006: Jonathan Berning was seen here, attending the first demonstration held at the Warrenville HIP store (now closed). He walked directly up to demonstrators, filming with his camera in an attempt to intimidate.

July 1, 2008: After nearly 2 years of peaceful demonstrations held at the Warrenville HIP store, it CLOSED on July 1, 2008. The owner of the store, Ron Berning, had filed suit against three citizens of the town, shortly before Christmas in 2006, claiming libel, but later dropped the suit. The defendants and their lawyers believed it to be merely a scare tactic to discourage the demonstrators.

 

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Publication/Event date: 2012-02-09

Publication name: Democrat and Chronicle

URL for more info: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120208/NEWS01/302080049/Most-opposed-Gorham-dog-breeding-facility?odyssey=tab

Summary:
The Town Board in this Ontario County community got an earful at a meeting Wednesday from people opposed to a dog-breeding facility planned for the town.

Town officials said at the meeting that a tentative permit for the facility will be voided.

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