Publication: Naperville Sun
Summary: Officials have put on hold any action on the sale of pets in Naperville pet stores, saying they want to learn more about the issue before implementing a ban that would allow the shops only to offer dogs and cats sourced from shelters and rescue groups.
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Summary: Naperville city councilmen are continuing to debate whether they want to restrict the sale of dogs from commercial breeders that some consider "puppy mills."
Publication: Daily Herald
Summary: Puppies will continue to be on the minds of the Naperville City Council and city staff members as they research whether the city should limit the sale of dogs from so-called puppy mills....
Publication: Cindy Lu’s Muse
Summary: On Monday evening, an Orland Park committee convened with a hot topic on the docket – namely, the sale of pets by pet stores within the town boundaries. After a few months of listening to experts explain the details of the symbiotic relationship between pet stores and the puppy mills they source their pets from, as well as defensive remarks by pet store owners, the committee gave the subject a thorough review and created an ordinance proposal.
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Summary: A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements. CAPS would like to thank CAPS Illinois Director Ida McCarthy and CAPS Chicago Outreach Coordinator Dianne Dorado Arp for all their hard work on behalf puppy mill dogs. Without them, the proposed ban on the sale of commercially bred pets in Orland Park, IL wouldn't have been possible.
Summary: Animal rights activists faced off against Sheriff’s deputies as they staged a demonstration on Sunday in front of the Whole Foods grocery store in West Hollywood to protest the grocer’s decision to sell meat from domestic rabbits.
Summary: Animal rights activists from the Bunny World Foundation and the Companion Animal Protection Society staged a protest of Whole Foods Market in West Hollywood yesterday, participating in a nation-wide protest of over 40 Whole Foods Markets to immediately stop the sale of butchered rabbits. About 20 activists brandishing signs and chanting “Whole Foods has blood on its hands!” marched near the front door of the supermarket and collected signatures from shoppers. Also see: CNN iReport: Rabbit Lovers Versus Whole Foods Market
Boycott Against Rabbit Meat Sold at Whole FoodsAugust 16, 2014
Who: Bunny World Foundation (BWF) and Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
What: BWF & CAPS will participate in the “National Day of Action and Awareness to Protest the Sale of Rabbit Meat at Whole Foods Market.” BWF and CAPS will join over 100 animal rights activists, 70 businesses, humane societies, animal rescue groups, as well as 10,000 people who have petitioned Whole Foods Market to immediately stop the sale of butchered rabbits. On August 17th, community protests will be held outside over 40+ Whole Foods Market locations nationwide.
Summary: For over 20 years, Deborah Howard, founder of CAPS, and her team of investigators have been going undercover, under the guise of employees, in an effort to disclose inhumane and squalid puppy mills and the most egregious offenders of the Animal Cruelty Act. She, along with her team, have witnessed such horrible conditions, including emaciated and mentally anguished dogs, that the scenes haunt them for years.
Publication: Long Island Press
Summary: Two Nassau County lawmakers running against each other for higher office have proposed bills aimed at preventing the sale of dogs from abusive “puppy mills,” turning the issue into a political football. This article mentions CAPS New York Director Barbara Dennihy.