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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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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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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-09
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-puppy-mill-law-arlington-heights-tl-20140909-story.html
Summary:
An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/2014/09/03/city-council-puts-naperville-puppy-sale-ban-hold/
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.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:25

Naperville delays decision on puppy sale rules

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-lisle/ct-puppy-mills-naperville-tl-0911-20140903-story.html
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."

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:48

Naperville delays action on regulating puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140903/news/140909661/
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....

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Friday, 22 August 2014 16:54

Orland Park Mulls Pet Store Ordinance

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.com/2014/08/orland-park-mulls-pet-store-ordinance/
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.

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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.

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/ct-orland-puppy-mill-ban-tl-ssw-0821-20140819-story.html
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.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-08-18
Publication name: WEHOville
URL for more info: http://www.wehoville.com/2014/08/18/animal-rights-activists-face-weho-deputies-protest-whole-foods-rabbit-meat/
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.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-08-18
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/rabbit-meat-whole-foods-market-roils-animal-rights-activists-west-hollywood
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.

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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

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