Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/usda-proposes-new-rule-to-regulate-internet-dog-dealers
As the animal protection movement wages its battle against the maltreatment of dogs in puppy mills, it faces an increasingly powerful enemy—the Internet pet store. The Internet, as helpful as it has been for rescuing animals with sites like AdoptAPet.com, has become a stealth shield for unlicensed breeders looking to make a buck.
Publication name: The Herald-Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120605/ARTICLE/120609804?p=1&tc=pg
SARASOTA - A controversial proposal to allow nighttime hunting of wild hogs with dogs and knives in a nature preserve was temporarily shelved on Tuesday by county commissioners.
Facing public opposition from animal rights activists who sent more than 75 emails denouncing the plan, the county commission decided it needed more information about possible alternatives to the hunt. County and regional officials had suggested a pair of three-day night hunts in December and March 2013 to cull wild hogs they say are out of control and tearing up the pristine wilderness habitat.
The proposal will come back to the commission within 30 days.
Publication/Event date: 2012-06-13
Publication name: The Herald-Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120613/LETTERS/306139999/2163/OPINION
Animal advocates involved with the wild hog issue understand the need for population control and agree that hogs can cause a lot of damage with rooting; however, not the hunting with dogs method that the Sarasota County commisioners will be voting on at their meeting at 9 a.m. June 27.
Publication name: Herald Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120604/ARTICLE/120609839/2416?p=2&t
Summary: If county and regional officials get their way, a group of 30 hunters with dogs and knives will head out to a Sarasota County wilderness preserve for nighttime hog hunts in December and again next March.
A Kathleen Lowson Film
A spiritual and psychological study of the human condition, this precedent-setting documentary film will awaken consciousness, with its center on the fur trade as a paradigm of a more expansive nemesis permeating our world.
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…
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…
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.
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…