BtC4Animals.com called for pet bloggers to focus on this issue on Blog the Change Day, and over 45,000 people signed the petition on Change.org asking Petland to stop selling animals. Still Petland Inc. has refused to take action on this issue.
Here is Mary's latest call to action via Change.org:
Stocking more than 150 stores across the US with puppies of all breeds is a model responsible for causing pain, suffering and death. Breeding females are locked in cages until they can no longer breed and are then killed. Even if a change from the top in a franchise-structured company affects only corporate stores, the intent to do no harm is a clarion call that every company should want to take up, especially one that deals directly with living things.
Sadly, Petland is not interested.
After more than 45,000 people joined the campaign on Change.org calling on Petland USA to stop supporting puppy mills, I sent questions to the company’s headquarters, and the answers received do not recognize the pain and suffering factory farming of family pets inflicts.
Sometimes pictures can be more effective than words. Since they have the power to help stop this, remind Petland USA what breeder puppy mill dogs look like.Change.org website and post them to the Facebook walls of eight major Petland stores. However, Petland has blocked access to these walls, so now she is asking all concerned pet bloggers to post the pictures to their blogs and share them via Facebook and Twitter.
As Mary states in her post on Change.org -
"Petland Corporate boasts that it’s been 'a leader in the pet industry' for 45 years. So why not lead?"
Please join us in this social media campaign to show Petland that we are completely for and about the welfare of animals, and they should be too!