All of the following Ag Gag bills and laws apply to puppy mill investigations. Had there been an Ag Gag law in MN, CAPS would not have been able to gather the evidence necessary to convict Kathy Bauck, one of the largest and most notorious dog brokers/breeders in the country. Nor would the USDA have terminated her license because that termination was based on her animal cruelty conviction.

Publication/Event date: 2012-02-05
Publication name: Animal Visuals
URL for more info: http://www.animalvisuals.org/projects/data/investigations
Summary: Proposed "Ag Gag" laws threaten the only way that the public can find out how meat, dairy, and eggs are really produced, and reveal that agribusiness wants to hide their activities from the public.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 03:00

Happiness is Not Pets Protest

Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm in CDT
Happiness Is Pets VI
616 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4741 (map)


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Publication/Event date: 2012-04-10
Publication name:
Naperville Sun
URL for more info:
http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/11797269-418/naperville-pet-shop-seeks-dismissal-of-class-action-suit.html
Summary: The attorney representing Happiness Is Pets has filed a motion for dismissal of the class action suit alleging the pet store chain misled the purchasers of puppies that turned out to have serious health issues. Continue reading…

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 03:38

New York’s Charlemagne’s Law

Publication/Event date: 2012-04-06
Publication name:
For the Love of the Dog Blog
URL for more info:
http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/new-yorks-charlemagnes-law
Summary: Lorianne Pagano never knew about puppy mills. Her first experience with puppy mill dogs was the hardest. In 2003, her husband purchased for her a little Brussels Griffon puppy from a pet store in Amityville, NY. They were delighted with their new family member – they named him Charlemagne. They brought him home, gave him love and good food. He was also brought home with a host of health problems. Lorianne spent thousands and thousands of dollars in vet bills trying to heal Charlemangne’s health problems. In January, 2007, Charlemagne succumbed to kidney disease, a heart murmur and high blood pressure. Charlemagne was the product of a puppy mill. The pet store never admitted Charlemagne was bred in a puppy mill. Not an uncommon scenario with any pet store or pet dealer that sells dogs. Continue reading…
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Publication/Event date: 2012-04-16
Publication name:
ABC 7/MySuncoast.com
URL for more info:
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/story/Protesters-gather-outside-pet-store-in-Sarasota/R5SBO8K21UOujU-b7Y_Fbw.cspx
Summary:
SARASOTA - A Suncoast pet store owner is fighting back against demonstrators.

People protested outside a pet store called "Puppy Town" on Sunday. They say the store on U.S. 41 in Sarasota gets dogs from puppy mills and that the store supports animal cruelty. Continue reading this story…

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Thanks to CAPS West Coast Director Carole Davis for not only presenting our investigation but recommending that the city introduce an ordinaThanks to CAPS West Coast Director Carole Davis for not only presenting our investigation but recommending that the city introduce an ordinance!
Publication/Event date: 2012-04-17
Publication name:
CBS Los Angeles
URL for more info:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/04/17/la-city-council-moves-forward-on-banning-pet-sales/
Summary:
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The L.A. City Council voted Tuesday in favor of banning stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits that are not rescues in an effort to curb the city’s animal euthanasia rates.
Eleven members of the council approved the motion, which will be drafted by the City Attorney’s Office into an ordinance banning pet sales. Councilman Bill Rosendahl cast the dissenting vote. Continue reading the article…
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Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:06

SNN6: A Puppy Town Protest

More than 25 protesters showed up to participate in a CAPS –sponsored protest of Puppy Town in Sarasota on Sunday, April 15. Puppy Town, which also has a store in Tampa, buys dogs from puppy mills in the Midwest that have serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act and from an Internet seller in Georgia who does not have a USDA license. ABC Sarasota and Sarasota News Network (SNN) covered the protest.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-04-30
Publication name:
Seattle Dog Spot
URL for more info:
http://www.seattledogspot.com/blog/2012/04/30/puppy-mills-ad#comment-7696
Summary:
I like this video from the Companion Animal Protection Society, not because it's using a model as a spokesperson, but because it offers a straightforward, easy to understand explanation of why people shouldn't buy pet store puppies without using gory, disturbing pictures.  Continue reading the story…

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Update: Laguna Beach Passes Ordinance
Publication/Event date: 2012-05-01
Publication name: Puppy Mill Mom
URL for more info:
http://puppymillmom.blogspot.com/2012/05/companion-animal-protection-society.html
Summary:
Laguna Beach City Council Members, The Companion Animal Protection Society (www.caps-web.org) is a national, non-profit organization that exclusively investigates pet factories, puppy mills and pet stores. We have a national record of success exposing commercial breeding operations that violate federal and state laws. Our investigations and direct action campaigns have led to the ordinances that ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and cats you see being passed throughout California. We assisted the cities of West Hollywood and Glendale in the drafting of their ordinances. The Los Angeles ordinance, which is in the works, is based on the evidence from our investigations and our recommendations. Continue reading…

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