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Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00

Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-13
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-puppy-mill-ban-fight-met-20140911-story.html
Summary:
A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls.

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Published in CAPS News
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:04

Unleash Puppy Mill Law?

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Journal Online
URL for more info: http://www.journal-topics.com/business/article_6d11b33c-39ef-11e4-b130-0017a43b2370.html
Summary:
The owner of an Arlington Hts. pet shop has joined a lawsuit seeking to toss out a new Cook County law that bans the sale of pets originating from puppy mills.

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140911/news/140919525/
Summary:
A federal judge issued an order Thursday preventing Cook County from enforcing its new puppy mill ban while a lawsuit filed this week by three suburban pet store owners works its way through the court system.

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2014-09-09
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140909/news/140908394/
Summary:
A group of suburban pet stores, including a Petland in Hoffman Estates and Happiness is Pets in Arlington Heights, filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging a Cook County ordinance banning the sale of pets from puppy mills starting Oct. 1.

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Saturday, 31 December 2005 19:00

Petland Undercover Expose

Petland Undercover Expose

This is an undercover expose on Petland (2006).

Published in Ohio
Thursday, 31 December 2009 19:00

Petland

Petland

Petland, the largest pet shop chain in the country has more than 100 locations in the United States and dozens more in foreign markets - Canada, China, Mexico, France, Japan, Israel and South Africa. The Ohio-based chain buys a large number of dogs from the Hunte Corporation – the largest dog broker in the country. CAPS worked undercover for six months at Hunte Corporation and investigated some of the puppy mill breeders selling puppies to Hunte. The footage collected by our investigator during that time was prominently featured in two documentaries. (links).

For several years in the early 1990’s, Canadian animal activist groups participated in our North American protests against pet shops selling puppy mills dogs the weekend before Christmas.  The main protest targets were Petland and PJ's Pets, both of which stopped selling animals in 2012.  CAPS contributed to CBC's "Marketplace" for a March 2009 story about pet shops and puppy mills. This national consumer newsmagazine expose featured a CAPS pet shop complainant who purchased a sick puppy at a PJ's. Her puppy was brokered by Hunte and bred by a puppy mill in Missouri that was investigated by CAPS.
CAPS has sponsored protests against Petlands in Canada where there are 37 franchises.

 

Publication/Event date: 2011-09-09

 

Publication name: CTV News Winnipeg

 

URL for more info: http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110909/wpg_pets_110909/20110909/?hub=WinnipegHome

 

Summary:
A national pet store chain has announced it will phase out its sales of kittens and puppies.
"Our decision to end these sales was a tough one and was based on business fundamentals," said Robert Brissette, CEO of Petland.
In a media release, Brissette said more people are using online services to purchase animals, leading to a drop in sales at pet stores.
The Petland chain will continue to help families find pets through the company's Adopt-a-Pet program and its Petland Pets for Life Foundation, both of which aim to match homeless animals with good homes, said Petland officials.

 

 

Related articles: Calgary Herald: Petland chain praised for decision to halt sales of puppies and kittens
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