Petstore and dog
auction protests are a very good way to let the public know exactly where that
"doggie in the window" came from. There are several groups who
actively protest petstores. Many participants bring their puppy mill survivors,
like Bentley here, so that passers-by will see first-hand, the effects of
conditions in commercial breeding facilities, and ask to hear the dogs'
stories. (Click here for Bentley's!)
policy asks that, to be most effective, protesters:
- check in with local police departments to find out local ordinances and
where they may legally protest,
- not interfere with traffic into and out of the stores they are protesting,
- and always be polite and non-confrontational to passers-by.
Remember, dress for the weather, as you will be outside, and bring a sign or a
poster if you can. See our Protest Photo Albums for
some ideas. If you can't make a sign of your own for some reason, don't let
that stop you -- tell organizers you are coming, and they will very likely have
extras on-site. Your just being there is VERY important!
you are considering organizing a protest, please see the
Protester's Pledge, below, for some basic
The photos in the
following albums have come to us from a variety of sources. We woud like to
thank Frank Schemberger, the Milwaukee Pet Store Protest Group, and all of the
other individuals who have sent photos of their signs for our collection. We
hope to add more, as time permits.