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An Orland Park ordinance replacing a ban on the sale of pets from large commercial breeders with a pet shop licensing program and stronger disclosure requirements has won the acceptance of both animal activists and the village’s sole pet store owner.
"Short of a ban, it’s the best thing we could hope for," said Dianne Arp, Chicago outreach coordinator for the Companion Animal Protection Society.
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A Daily Herald editorial says towns like Arlington Heights can protect animals and permit legitimate, humane businesses to operate if they set firm standards after listening to all interests involved.
CAPS’ Chicago team won’t be protesting next Saturday! They’ll be at Westmont Pet Promenade and Picnic in the Park handing out pet shop and puppy mill information. Stop by and say hello!You’re Invited!! Westmont’s Pet Promenade and Picnic in the Park! Satu […]
CAPS’ Chicago team won’t be protesting tomorrow! They’ll be at Westmont Pet Promenade and Picnic in the Park handing out pet shop and puppy mill information. Stop by and say hello!
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.
The stores argue that the ordinance, if allowed, will put pet shops “out of business and cause financial ruin to them and their owners.”
Animal rights activists, including Dianne Arp of the Companion Animal Protection Society, have said pet stores get dogs from puppy mills with poor conditions and several violations of laws created to protect animals.
The next status hearing on the case will take place at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22
The owner of an Arlington Hts. pet shop has joined a lawsuit seeking to toss out a new Cook County law that bans the sale of pets originating from puppy mills.
Dianne Arp, the Chicago outreach coordinator of the Companion Animal Protection Society, said many of Berning’s breeders have had serious violations in recent years. She pledged to supply the board with proof Berning was lying about the conditions at his breeders’ facilities.
“You can read with your eyes in black and white these violations he just said they don’t have,” she added.
The Companion Animal Protection Society has protested Berning’s stores for seven years, Arp said, forcing him to close one location. Sales at the remaining shops have declined, she claimed.