There are two ways to go about holding demonstrations at a pet store:
Dozens of animal rights advocates and representatives of the pet store industry debated the need for a grandfather clause in the proposal.
Your situation is, unfortunately, not uncommon. All too often, dogs bought from pet stores are sick -- that's why several states have enacted special laws to protect consumers. Next time you're in the market for a dog, find a reputable breeder and pick out a puppy that has spent its first few months being well-cared for by loving owners, not huddling in a pet store's cage. Or better yet, contact a rescue organization and pick out a homeless dog to be your companion. There are lots of purebreds and mixed breeds just waiting for good homes.
Conditions at many pet stores are inadequate at best; at worst, they are outright abusive. Puppies are often kept in wire-bottomed cages; small animals such as mice, hamsters, gerbils, and rats are often crammed en masse into small, filthy, crowded cages; who were meant to swim freely in their ocean, lake, or river homes are reduced to circling the same few cubic inches of water in tanks that are often dirty and crowded; and exotic are typically kept in tiny cages, which prevents them from satisfying their natural needs to fly and socialize with others of their own species.
The Pet Store | Chambersburg, PA
The Pet Store is not a big box chain store
The Pet Emporium is an Ann Arbor, Michigan pet store specializing in natural, healthy products for all your pet's needs. Our shop is packed with fun, practical, healthy, and hard-to-find goods for dogs, cats, birds, and small animals. Our prices are pleasantly low and we even have a few things for fish and reptiles! And to top it all off, we have a ton of trendy collars!We are not your average pet store. At The Pet Shop we believe in matching the proper animal to the right person. We want to make sure every animal in the shop goes to the best possible home and that every owner has the best possible experience.Being a pet store in Ann Arbor, Michigan we understand the local culture. We are actively involved in many local charities and we even host Pet Fest every year! Please take a look around our site and if you have any questions visit our contact page and drop us a line. We look forward to seeing you soon!To the editor: The Times’ editorial in support of Assembly Bill 485 relied not on data or current pet store laws, but instead activist ideology. The Times regretfully did not use data provided by my organization in its editorial.