The holiday season is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for pet stores. In fact more puppies are sold over the shopping season than any other time of the year. Pet stores are nervously anticipating that this holiday may hold less cheer than years past. According to news reports, several animal rights groups have joined forces with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to stage a massive nationwide boycott of “Pet Store Puppies.”
So far this month the organization has purchased advertising on forty billboards in Los Angeles to raise public awareness and change consumer habits. The group has garnered over 50,000 signatures from concerned citizens and has created an online database of offending pet stores on their website www.nopetstorepuppies.com.
Major non-profit animal rights groups like the Humane Society of the United States and Best Friends Animal Society are heavily involved promoting similar initiatives and raising public awareness. The national campaign appears to be paying dividends with several high profile retailers pledging to stop the sale of puppies in their stores.
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