Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Go Oprah!

Reposting from Best Friends Aniaml Society with my comments in red...

Maybe it was the billboard strategically (genius!) placed near Oprah’s studio in Chicago, maybe it was one of the petitions, or maybe awareness about the issue is finally becoming a reality (thankfully!). This Friday, puppy mills will make it even further into the limelight. It’s one thing for a news station to do a show on the commercial pet breeding industry, but when Oprah’s talking about it—well, maybe pet stores and the breeders who supply them will see a difference in the demand.

Friday, April 4th
Click here for show times

But the real thanks goes to
Main Line Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania. The rescue is known for not only their work in rescuing animals, but also their fantastic, edgy billboards. They pictured a Beagle in a dishwasher to show USDA cage sizes, they placed a billboard to welcome families to "Scenic Lancaster County—home to hundreds of puppy mills" (now that's my kind of rescue... with beautiful, caring, creative minds)

And they plunked a billboard right near Oprah’s studio, plainly asking her to tape a show about puppy mills.

Let’s help the Oprah show have the biggest impact possible!

Actions you can take before the show...

~ Get as many potential puppy buyers as possible to tune in to Oprah’s show—target people who may not know about puppy mills and/or may be shopping for a puppy. {and don't forget to encourage them to ADOPT - NOT SHOP!}

~ Take advantage of free classifieds by placing as many ads as possible (Craigs List, local news boards, etc) - or better yet, cross post this to your blog!

More information about puppy mills...

~What can one person do to stop puppy mills? Click here for a downloadable PDF.

~What is a puppy mill? What are the "red flags" that help identify them? Click here for a downloadable PDF.

Go Lady O! Go Best Friends Animal Society! Go Main Line Animal Rescue!!!! Please repost to your blog and spread the world...

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