Happiness is NOT Pets Protest
From July 19, 2014 1:00 pm until July 19, 2014 3:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by Veronica Rodriguez
Categories: CAPS Protests
Pretty sure the store will be open for our protest. They are so ashamed of their business, they won't advertise a grand opening. We have plenty of signs and brochures to hand out. We need you! Thank you for your continued dedication to helping us bring awareness to Happiness is NOT Pets! Parking is a premium in the parking lot. Turn at Cantore Dr. (stoplight). Turn right again at Panera and drive to the north side of Biaggi's restaurant. There are no businesses on that side of the parking lot, so we can park there.
Happiness is Pets (HIP) is a chain with five stores in the Chicago area with more than 25 years of selling puppy mill dogs. CAPS is currently sponsoring regular protests in two of their locations and working with a Chicago law firm on a consumer class action lawsuit. CAPS has received numerous complaints through our online complaint form from customers who purchased sick and dying puppies.
Thanks to the CAPS team in Chicago, we continue to get media coverage and expose HIP as a puppy mill front (the company transports puppies from Iowa and Missouri mills and for the most part, HIP does its own brokering). The distemper outbreak linked to HIP, which received extensive media coverage, is yet another example of how businesses like these are not only inhumane but also detrimental to the community. CAPS has investigated many of the breeders and brokers supplying puppies to HIP.