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My email to a pet store

about selling puppies

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Pegs Pegs VIC Posts: 1538
1 23 Sep 2011
Here is an email that I've sent to the pet store Mad about Pets that sells puppies:

for selling puppies, I agains as a consumer ask that you do not sell puppies. Reasons for this are:
you purchasing them form puppy mills
You can tell customers that you don't buy from puppy mills, but No.1 which pet store would admit it? and No.2 you can't say you only buy from reputable breeders and 'accidental' litters, but you have different puppies every week, and no self respecting reputable breeder will ever sell their puppies to a pet store.

lack of socialisation and human contact
Puppies, from the age of 8 weeks and up need heaps of contact from humans, animals and places. In your pet store, none of your puppies get this apart from when you clean out the cage. This causes behavioural problems later in life.

selling to people that aren't responsible enough
You say that you 'make sure' that the people you sell your puppies to are ready for a dog. But many are not, and many dogs end up in pounds.


I respectfully ask, as a consumer, for you guys not to sell puppies in your store. Thank you





What do you think?
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Jacqui T Jacqui T NSW Posts: 796
2 23 Sep 2011
Its a logical reason but without proof nothing will change, believe me. All that you can do legally is go in, act naive and start asking questions hoping that you'll get some form of answers.

A good question is to ask if a certain breed will be coming in- I use cavaliers, poodles, pugs, french bulldogs as they're common in puppy farms. If they say to you that they can get that breed in, you can be sure they use puppy farms and not accidental litters as most say.

Record everything.
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z1 z1 VIC Posts: 535
3 23 Sep 2011
they are all good reason, but when talking to businesses you need to speak their language, not try to win arguments, be more humane or make good points

I would try something like

Dear Pet Store
It has recently come to my attention through media programs that puppy mills (and breeders who supply pet stores)  put puppies and dogs through horrendous conditions. With further research I have found that regulators and breeders claims are often no indication of the animals well-being. Therefore I refuse to shop at any pet store who sells animals.
I have agreement from my friends and family that the pet selling practice is not acceptable and they too have told me they will boycott stores that sell animals.
Please consider ceasing the sale of animals.
Sincerely
Aaron

Try to be very average, not an activist minded person or a minority that wouldnt shop there otherwise. If they think their name is being muddied at the office water cooler or amongst mums at a kindergarten , that is a big problem for them

EDIT- also let them know where you will be shopping, other pet stores who dont sell pets. especially local ones
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Jacqui T Jacqui T NSW Posts: 796
4 23 Sep 2011
Just a little update that I found appropriate for this thread-

Pet Goods Direct is closing down- this is Gary Diamond's (The owner of Pet's Paradise) other pet store franchise. While Pet Goods Direct didn't sell kittens or puppies, the last time I went in they had so many finches in one cage that they started going cannibalistic.

This is such great news and quite a few Pets Paradise stores have been closing down Australia Wide- lets hope the whole franchise ends soon. Boycott these stores, do not purchasing anything from their outlets.
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Kirrilly Kirrilly VIC Posts: 2092
5 23 Sep 2011
I think it would be great if we all focused on the PP store nearest to us - that way we can keep the pressure up and almost all stores would be covered.
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Pegs Pegs VIC Posts: 1538
6 23 Sep 2011
Thanks guys for your ideas!
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EmmaG89 EmmaG89 NSW Posts: 86
7 23 Sep 2011
Gary Diamond's brother own the steak house franchise "Outback Jacks" where you can select your own steak from a cabinet. He also defines steak by his own "Diamond Cut" brand and can guarentee that he follows the animal from paddock to plate. Just some interesting info for you.
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Jacqui T Jacqui T NSW Posts: 796
8 23 Sep 2011
Kirrilly said:
I think it would be great if we all focused on the PP store nearest to us - that way we can keep the pressure up and almost all stores would be covered.
Don't forget your RSPCA Prove It Stickers wink
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Pegs Pegs VIC Posts: 1538
9 23 Sep 2011
Jacqui T said:
Kirrilly said:
I think it would be great if we all focused on the PP store nearest to us - that way we can keep the pressure up and almost all stores would be covered.
Don't forget your RSPCA Prove It Stickers wink
How do they work im wondering?
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Jacqui T Jacqui T NSW Posts: 796
10 23 Sep 2011
Pegs said:
Jacqui T said:
Kirrilly said:
I think it would be great if we all focused on the PP store nearest to us - that way we can keep the pressure up and almost all stores would be covered.
Don't forget your RSPCA Prove It Stickers wink
How do they work im wondering?
The stickers? Well they are for personal use.. but I've heard they don't come off pet shop windows easy.
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