From the Puppy Mill Project:
On September 30, 2012 at 12:00PM, The Puppy Mill Project and its’ supporters will peacefully march down Michigan Avenue [in Chicago] to celebrate Puppy Mill Awareness Day and honor The Mothers in the Mills.
This education and awareness group, headed by founder Cari Meyers continues to gain momentum in the Chicago land area. “It’s beginning to take hold. People are starting to take notice and lend their support”, states Meyers.
Puppy Mill Awareness Day was created ten years ago by Carol Araneo-Mayer, a national and international advocate for the breeding stock locked in commercial kennels and puppy mills. Celebrations and vigils will be held throughout this country in late September, the largest, in Austin, TX.
“Chicago needs to follow those cities across America that have banned the sale of dogs in retail locations. Puppy mill dogs are being tortured this very minute and it must come to an end. Lawmakers and government officials need to make the right decisions to end this animal cruelty”, stated Meyers of The Puppy Mill Project.
When the Puppy Mill Project supporters assemble on Michigan Avenue on September 30th, they plan to peacefully march from the Chicago River down Michigan Avenue to the John Hancock Building and back. They will be spreading the word and educating the public about puppy mills.
The Puppy Mill Project was founded in 2009, by Chicagoan Cari Meyers. Her dream and vision is to educate the public about puppy mills and their direct connection to the puppies sold in pet stores, on line and through newspaper advertisements. More important is her fight to save the Mothers in the Mills that are left behind.
You can help support The Puppy Mill Project by registering for the march. http://www.firstgiving.com/thepuppymillproject/puppy-mill-awareness-day-march
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